Bed Bugs Are More Than Just Annoying
About bed bugs
Found in nearly any structure, bed bugs have become a nationwide problem in hotels, theaters, homes and other areas. Until fairly recently, most people (and even pest control professionals) had never seen a bed bug. Bed bug infestations actually used to be very common in the United States before World War II. But with improvements in hygiene, and especially the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and ‘50s, the bed bugs all but vanished. The pests persisted, however, in some areas of the world including parts of Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Over roughly the past decade, bed bugs have made a dramatic comeback in the U.S.― they’re appearing increasingly in homes, apartments, hotels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools and public transportation. Other places where bed bugs sometimes occur include movie theaters, laundries, rental furniture, and office buildings.
Immigration and international travel have contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs in the U.S. Changes in modern pest control practice, less effective insecticides ― and a decrease in societal vigilance ― are other factors suspected for the recurrence. You can learn more about bed bugs at this link: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef636
How we control bed bugs
We administer heat treatments to control bed bugs because this type of treatment has proven to be the most effective non-chemical method of bed bug control. These treatments consist of heating the space to over 120 degrees for a period of time. During that time, all bed bugs and their eggs are killed.