Bed Bug Defense
“Don’t let the Bed Bugs bite” takes on very real meaning when these pests infiltrate your home. These pests hide during the day and come out at night to feed on you and your pets.
This pest has seen a huge resurgence in the past 25-30 years due to their capacity to attach as a hitchhiker to move from home to home, the change in treatment techniques, elimination of several types of pesticides and the misdiagnosis of the problem by physicians and the public at large.
These pests are prolific breeders with the female laying one to five eggs per day. And each bed bug can live for more than a year. The body heat from your exposed bare skin and the carbon dioxide emitted while you are sleeping is what attracts the bed bug to you. Their primary food source is YOUR BLOOD. The bite is painless, but many people are allergic to the saliva. Swelling and itchy redness may occur, but some humans develop a resistance showing no reaction to the bites at all.
Bed Bugs hide anywhere there is a seam, crease or crevice. They prefer wood and fabrics and will crawl distances inside your home for a meal.