PUBLISHED ON February 13th, 2012
At Eden, our job is to eliminate bed bugs. So why do we love them so much? The answer is simple: The challenges of bed bug pest control has helped our local pest control company – and many others – develop safer and more effective ways to control pests. While nobody wants to deal with bed bugs, Seattle pest control experts can agree those stubborn little buggers have helped advance our industry in ways we never would have imagined.
1. Awareness. When it comes to bed bugs, Seattle residents used to immediately turn to the most potent insecticide available to eliminate them. But thanks to these hard-to-kill pests, which have become resistant to many chemicals, more people now know that non-chemical pest control methods are safer and more effective.
2. Inspiring cleanliness. Cleanliness is one of the major components of bed bug pest control and prevention. Vacuuming regularly and keeping your home clean makes it unattractive to the bugs that bite at night, as well as other insects and rodents. Bed bugs have inspired many Seattle residents to be more careful about how they treat their living environment.
3. Advancing technologies. Bed bugs naturally resist insecticides. Consequently, entomologists (bug professionals) have developed new methods for bed bug pest control. For example, you’ve probably heard of drug-sniffing dogs. Now there are bed bug-sniffing dogs that can find the source of an infestation in your home in a way that’s more accurate and faster than ever before. Additionally, scientists have discovered that bed bugs can’t stand heat; instead of using poisons, your local pest control company can use heat treatment technologies that kill the bugs while keeping your home toxin-free.
Sometimes it takes a battle with an enemy to make amazing discoveries and prompt good habits. Instead of cursing bed bugs, Seattle pest technicians at Eden appreciate them for helping us become better at our jobs.