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Bed Bugs on the Rise

Eden Advanced Pest Technologies specializes in Bed Bug treatments and services and believe it is our responsibility to help educate our communities of the significant rise of Bed Bug populations. Although there is no way to determine the cause for the resurgence, experts from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are attributing the increase to several things, including global travel and the rapid mobility of the pest.

Adult bedbugs are about the size and shape of a lentil. Their color depends on how recently they have eaten. They turn red after consuming a blood meal and gradually turn a brownish color. Capable of living up to ten months without a meal, a single bedbug can lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime.

They are nocturnal and feed on the blood of humans, typically while they are asleep. As bedbugs bite human skin, they inject an anesthetic-like liquid that numbs the skin and allows the pest to bite undisturbed.  In fact, we don’t usually wake up when they are being bitten; however, they do find themselves scratching circular, red, itchy welts in the morning.

Bedbugs can be found in any crack small enough for a thin insect to hide. The crevasses between mattress seams are popular hiding places. The telltale sign of mattress infestation is dried blood spots. Contrary to popular belief, Bedbug infestations are not a sign of unsanitary or unclean living areas.

Eden Advanced Pest Technologies want to remind all travelers of the risk of bringing home bedbugs after a Hotel stay. Preventative measures should be taken seriously and practiced at all times. Once an infestation has taken place, Bedbugs are extremely difficult to eradicate. They should only be treated by a licensed and trained pest management professional.

 

If you have questions about Bed Bugs or how to treat for them:

Call 800-900-5258, Email info@edenpest.com

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