“Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a common saying, but recently the number of bed bug infestations has recently soared in America, especially in New York City. The US National Pest Management Association, an association representing pest control companies, reported that the claimed number of bedbug incidents in New York City increased from 500 in 2004 to 10,000 by 2009. To help you counter this invasion of blood suckers, consult with the services of a bed bug exterminator NYC.
There are a number of reasons cited why this invasion of tiny leeching parasites has taken place, and they include unawareness of the pest, complacency, increased entomological resistance, obtrusive pesticide regulations, and exponential growth in transcontinental travel. For this complex issue, refer the problem to a pest management company who can attack your problem. In the meantime, here is what you the potential victim can do:
Stop Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are free riders. They can latch onto backpacks, luggage, bedding, and boxes and move to new environments. They can survive for many months without feeding, and wait for new hosts. So if you bring used furniture, clothing, or bedding home, check for signs of bed bugs. When you use bedding, apply a light colored encasement sheets to keep a seal between the mattress and the sleeper. Eliminate hubbub and trash. Seal cracks. If you visit a travel lodge, keep your luggage on racks not the bed or floor. Check the mattress for signs of bedbugs. Once home, check your luggage for signs of bedbugs and launder your clothes. If you suspect bed bugs, call a bed bug exterminator NYC.
Bed Bug Extermination Techniques
A good exterminator will be aware of the various techniques. First, they should inspect the property. They can perhaps even use a dog to identify the bed bugs. Once found, the exterminator may decide to use chemicals-there are more than 300 pesticides, but they have to be certified for indoor bed bug prevention. As experts, they should know. A different non chemical technique can be applying high heat, 113 degree Fahrenheit, to affected areas.
Even though there has been a large increase in bed bugs, it is possible to control them by using due care, cleanliness, and a good bed bug exterminator NYC.