Archive for December, 2012

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From

25 Dec

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Statistics and pest control authorities in the United States claim that bed bugs ceased to exist after the World War II in the 1940s. Before the World War, cases of bed bugs were so out of control, but people’s cooperation and breakthroughs in controlling pests helped restrain bed bug infestation post war.

So people might be asking, if the bed bugs did not exist in the country during that time, where do our modern bed bugs come from? It is good and logical question. Theories have it that modern-day bed bugs might have come from Asia, Africa or Europe. But, American bugs are usually pale compared to counterparts in Africa, where bed bugs are usually colored deep brown.

And there is a question, if bed bugs can only crawl, they are tiny and with only one-year lifespan, how did they cross borders?

It is because bed bugs can thrive in furniture, clothes and baggage, so many believed that American travelers during the time have contributed to the current spread of the pests.

Several travelers might have traveled to one country and stayed in a hotel that was unknowingly infested with bed bugs. The bed bugs might have figured out ways to get inside the luggage and voila! They have traveled across borders!

When the unsuspecting traveler unpacked his or her baggage, that is the time the bed bugs might have come out and spread out.

Bed bug infestation originates from various sources, mainly from the furniture in hotels, motels and other lodging places. In fact, increasing the spread of bed bugs believed to be associated with an increased number of people traveling. Bed bugs carried in on clothing and luggage of tourists. Moreover, the clothes are in a bag or suitcase.

Once bed bugs get into a building, they will spread throughout it. If the building have several apartment blocks, the bed bugs also will spread throughout all of the apartment. This occurs through the medium of common areas, and through the holes and crevices in walls, including pipes.

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Bed Bug Spray

18 Dec

Spray to Exterminate Bed Bugs


Bed Bugs Spray

Bed bug is a tiny insect that usually thrive in our home. Bed bugs have to bite people to survive, but it can never suck too much blood from you. But the bed bug bite can cause scars and irritation in the skin. And this makes you very uncomfortable.

The discomfort caused by bed bugs are so annoying that you will surely always want to eliminate them totally from your life and from your home. And there are lots of pesticides and insecticides that abound in the market to exterminate bed bugs.

Materials that aim to control and kill bed bugs more often come in the form of sprays. It is because through this form, the protective covering or wax-like materials in bed bugs’ skin is destroyed.

Anti bed bug spray have common ingredients. The spray have powderized glass or silica powder. When you say powderized, they are ground down to the tiniest and smallest size possible.

Why glass and silica? We know that the two materials can cut through any surface. Because bed bugs’ skins are so hard and protected, it will take too harsh and potent materials to cut through their skin.

Bed bug spray works in way that the chemicals are mixed with them. After spraying, or after the bed bugs are sprayed on with pesticides and insecticides, the powderized glass and silica cuts through their skin.

After that, the bed bugs’ skin will be ruined. That is the time the chemical will get in. The system of bed bugs will then be vulnerable without their protective covering. Chemicals normally get in to dry out or take away moisture from the insides or viscera of bed bugs. Through the process, bed bugs will surely be killed.

Be careful

Though potent they may be in killing or exterminating bed bugs, be sure to handle pesticides and insecticides in bed bug spray with maximum care.

Read all labels of such bed bug spray before finally suing them so you will have an idea how extremely poisonous they can get. Also pay attention of the protective procedures and first aid recommendations advised by the manufacturers of such sprays in case you accidentally inhaled or take in such materials. Be sure you are safe all through out the process. Don’t be exterminated along with them.

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Bed Bug Bite Symptoms

13 Dec

Bed Bug Bite Symptoms



Bed Bug Bite Symptoms

Bed bug bite symptoms differ from one person to another. There are people who have no reaction to bites from these bed bugs. Some have bumps, itching swelling on the skin. Others have left the inflamed welt spot on their victims.

It is not easy to distinguish bed bug bite symptoms from other insect bites. In general, bed bug bite symptoms in our skin are:

- Red, often with a darker red mark in the middle

- Itchy

- Arranged in a irregular line or in a cluster

- Placed on the back, neck, face, arms and hands

- Some people have no reaction at all to bedbug bites, while others experience an allergic reaction that can include severe itching, sores or hives.

If you experience allergic reactions or harsh skin reactions to your bed bugs bites, see your doctor for professional treatment. Doctor often prescribed them by steroids or antihistamines.

Bed bugs feed on their hosts by piercing the human skin with long beak, which they use to suck the blood. Much like fleas and mosquitoes, their bodies become engorged in three to ten minutes without the victim noticing. Perhaps it is their patience in getting the blood meal that makes it hard for human to realize what is happening to them.

A major concern is the possibility of transmitting disease. There has been no documented case of a disease passed on by bed bug so it is dismissed by science. The extent of their damage to their hosts is limited to itchiness and swelling from their bites.

The complicated thing is that there is an interval between the time someone has been bitten and when symptoms appear. Sometimes up to 9 days. The more times a person is being bitten, the less time interval between the biting and the appearance of bed bug bite symptoms.

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How Do You Kill Bed Bugs

07 Dec

Effective Tips on Killing Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have become one of the most maddening bugs that flourish in modern households. According to specialists and authorities, that plague of bugs ceased in US after the World War in the 1940s. But in the 1990s, bed bugs come backed in local households.

There are a few factors that are believed to have led to the reoccurrence. For one, travelers from across the globe are blamed.

Bed bug are mainly responsible for the amount of skin irritations. If you woke up one morning with red and swollen parts all over your body, likely bed bugs have bitten you. They may have been feasting on you while you are sleeping.

You definitely want to kill bed bugs when you see the bite marks on your skin. But to kill or capture bed bugs is not easy. This is because bed bugs are small and they life in hiding places, keep under their shelter during daytime.

There are some guidelines and checklists that you should stick to or follow to kill bed bugs effectively.

Firstly, you must ensure that bed bugs really exist in the areas of suspicion. How could you kill bed bugs if there are no bed bugs in the first place to kill?

Second, check your room. Check the floor, the wall and the ceilings for small openings, cracks or holes that can hold up or serve as a hiding place for these insects.

Be sure to clean the room or the household regularly, taking exacting attention to the areas suspected. This is a particular measure will guarantee that bed bugs will not grow anymore or will not choose to live with you.

There are several of insecticides and pesticides that are considered effective in killing bed bugs. These insecticides and pesticides openly accessible and purchase in the market. No prescription or permit to buy them.

But you have to know how destructive and poisonous they are. They can indeed be effective in killing bed bugs, but they can also, unintentionally, kill you or anyone else that may come in contact with them.

To kill bed bugs effectively, it is recommended that you seek the help of professional pest control experts. They know better how to kill insects than you.

Pest control companies invest in personnel trainings, innovations and equipment to ensure the success of every pest control operation. Some of the equipments may even be non-affordable for you.

Pest control experts kill bed bugs the more effective and safer way. They know better how to handle certain chemicals and pesticides. That would reduce health risks to you, your family and your neighbors.

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Bed Bug Extermination Cost

01 Dec

Bed Bug Extermination Cost

Killing bed bugs is just as difficult as capture or search for them. Bed bugs appear from their hiding locations in the night. They lean to hide from view during the daytime, which makes them even harder to kill. For these reasons the average bed bug extermination cost is amount $250 to $900 per room.

But it is standard for the typical afflicted family to spend $5,000 or more on inspections, exterminator fees, cleaning and storage. Even for large apartment buildings, the bed bugs extermination cost reaches $80,000.

This small-sized insects are hard to detect and even harder to kill. The most successful efforts include a mixture of a careful cleaning and sorting, along with repeated professional applications of pesticides and other bed bug treatments.

However, strong demand on bed bugs extermination has been exploited by some of the bogus exterminators that make many consumers spend money with no results. Even the reputable pest exterminator always offers a range of services with varying costs, which often makes it difficult for consumers to determine their choice, so sometimes they choose only the most complete and that means the most expensive.

If you believe there are bed bugs in your home, you’ll maybe need a visual inspection from an exterminator to make sure. Many pest control companies do this free, hoping that if you have the bugs, you will hire them to do removal. But other companies may charge $50 to $200 to do a visual inspection.

Some companies use specially trained dogs that can sniff out bed bugs and their eggs. Well-trained dogs can be wonderfully precise, make you know exactly where the bugs are so you can focus your efforts in those areas. But the dogs’ services are expensive. You have to pay $300 to $600 for a home inspection.

The bed bug extermination cost depending on the level of infestation and the types of treatments used. Some companies may charge by the bed if there are multiple people sleeping in the same room. Most exterminators use a combination of pesticides and steam heat.  Many experts said, exposure to high temperatures is believed to be the only convinced way to kill bed bugs.

But, whatever an exterminator uses, it must directly contact a bed bug to kill it. Pesticides have no residual effect on bed bugs. That’s why you or your exterminator should never use bug bombs or foggers, which are completely ineffective with bed bugs.

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