PUBLISHED ON April 12th, 2012
Olympia bed bugs are no different from other bed bugs you might encounter. They are small, wingless insects that can’t jump, but there are plenty of reasons people fear them. A bed bug’s super power is in the way it multiplies, hides and is impervious to toxins – all key reasons why these bloodthirsty insects have spread throughout the U.S.
Contrary to what the name suggests, bed bugs don’t only hide in beds. They can enter your home via new and used furniture, luggage, backpacks, jackets and so on. When it comes to bed bugs, Seattle residents should always be on guard because metropolitan areas have the highest incident rates of infestation.
Eden Advanced Pest Technologies’ Rick Rux shares that the best way to protect yourself against an
Olympia bed bug infestation is to always inspect items coming into your home, as well as any new places that you plan to spend the night. For example, as soon as you enter a hotel room, inspect the mattress, box spring, headboard and the area behind the television. Inspect all the furniture you bring into your home for bed bugs, and place whatever you can into a clothes dryer on high heat for 15 minutes. Heat is the best way to destroy these nasty hitchhikers.
Rick explains in the following video that the best way to treat an infestation of Olympia bed bugs is with integrated pest management techniques (IPM), which avoid the use of harmful toxins whenever possible. Instead, IPM professionals use a layered treatment that involves the application of cedar oil, heat and steam treatments, vacuums and diatomaceous earth. It can take up to five professional treatment sessions to rid your home or office of bed bugs.
With the abundance of bed bugs across the nation, it’s a good idea to learn about the latest reports, especially if you plan to travel or move into a new apartment. With the help of a bed bug map, you can learn about the hot spots to avoid in Olympia, Seattle and other locations. You can view such maps on BedBugRegistry.com and SeattleBedBugs.com. Simply enter the name of a city or a specific address to learn about the latest reported findings. The most recent Olympia and Seattle bed bug findings involve apartment buildings, senior housing establishments and hotels. If you encounter a bed bug, warn others by listing the incident on the websites mentioned.