Dallas Bed Bugs Are Taking Over The City!

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Archive For: October 2012

Category Name: bed bugs

According to a recent report by WFAA-TV News in Dallas bed bugs are attacking all parts of the city, with complaints of infestations nearly double what they were in 2011. The Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control, suggest that the burgeoning bed bug problem may be the result of the parasite’s ability to grow resistant to pesticides coupled with an increase in international traveling and lack of public awareness about bed bug control.

Previously, bed bug infestations had been conspicuously absent from the U.S. since the years following World War II. Widespread use of effective pesticides nearly eradicated bed bugs from the U.S. following 1940, assisted by rapid improvements in public sanitation systems and general hygiene habits. However, the common bed bug has definitely made a comeback in recent years due to its adaptability, hardiness and evolving resistant to pesticides. As a result, people suffering a bed bug infestation often fail at self-help attempts in eliminating bed bugs from their home. For residents of Dallas bed bugs require the attention of professional pest exterminators equipped with safe but powerful solutions that kill bed bugs.

Parasitic in nature, bed bugs bite and suck the blood of humans and animals. Because bed bug bites resemble mosquito bites or a simple rash, people frequently ignore the possibility that they may have a bed bug infestation, inadvertently allowing the problem to worsen. Moreover, they are primarily nocturnal insects, moving and feeding at night or in perpetually dark places. This makes it even more difficult for someone to actually see bed bugs, which further delays the awareness of a bed bug problem. However, for residents contacting an experienced exterminator established in Dallas bed bugs infesting their homes will not stand a chance against professional strength, EPA approved pesticides.

Houses, apartments, hotels and restaurants often become overrun with bed bugs when someone unknowingly brings in luggage, clothing or pets that carries eggs as well as the bugs themselves. Additionally, bed bugs travel quickly between dwellings and are tiny enough to enter even the most well-built buildings via duct work, cracks, under doors,  through openings around air conditioners, etc.  Eggs are less than one millimeter long, white and are almost impossible to detect unless you know exactly what you are looking for and where to look. This is why it is important to contact a pest management control company as soon as possible if you suspect your home or business is infested with hardy, proliferous Dallas bed bugs.

Professional inspectors working for a pest control company will thoroughly inspect your home to validate a bed bug infestation. Some clues pest technicians look for include brownish-red spots on bed linen and in mattress seams, which may be droppings or blood; evidence of eggs behind wall hangings, small areas of torn wallpaper, inside furniture and anywhere else where sunlight does not reach. Pest experts will use a flashlight to search for Dallas bed bugs in dark places as well because any type of sudden illumination will activate bed bugs that are resting during the day.

Because bed bugs are 100 percent resistant to homemade removal remedies, anyone suffering from Dallas bed bugs should not try to eliminate the infestation without professional assistance from an experienced pest control business.

Dallas Pest Control

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Archive For: September 2012

Category Name: pest control

For any home or business owner, some of the hardest aspects of maintaining structural and public health integrity comes from your ability to identify and rid your establishment of pests.  Based on where you live, your level of pest control needs can vary greatly.  While the definition of “pests” can change from climate to climate, there are pests in virtually every area and climate in the world.  If you live in warmer or more humid climate, you may experience a wider variety and magnitude of pest infestation than a cooler, dryer climate.  However, just because you live in these areas of cooler and dryer conditions, you still have your work cut out for you in keeping your home or business clear of all unwanted, often destructive pest infestations.

Pests are usually in direct correlation with the level of population of any given area.  Human actions such as poor waste disposal and the like can greatly relate to the level of your area’s infestation, and improving these methods is just one of the several options to examine when attempting to solve a pest problem.  Even actions as simple as buying trashcans with securely fastened lids can effectively reduce unwanted scavengers from feeding in your area, and will most likely force them to move on in search of more accessible food sources.

Not all pests are contained to certain environments, though most are.  Flies for instance are virtually a world-wide pest that are drawn to all human actions, from something as small as human sweat to poorly secured food waste.  Most seaside ports and resorts in the world deal with seagull infestations on grand scales.  Seagulls, though widely known to natives of the particular area as pests, are often fed by visiting tourists, are before too long become dependent of this as a required source of food.  This can result in often hostility from seagulls who simply want your food.  This same problem occurs with other aquatic birds like geese and ducks, and before too long can become an unwanted nuisance for the areas businesses and residential areas.  It is important to remember that feeding wild life, whether it is a duck at a pond or a friendly raccoon at a campground is never recommended, and in most cases is negative for both the animals themselves, as well as the area’s citizens.

Warmer climates attract more pests all around.  In Texas, Dallas pest control has reached new and improved methods of elimination and success in lowered recurrence of infestation.  Biological pest control has been utilized by Dallas pest control services in effectively lowering the mosquito population by adding a certain bacterium to local water sources that kills mosquito larvae.  This method has no known negatives to human health, and can even be drunk by humans without any negative effects to their body and subsequently the environment.  Other Dallas pest control methods can include field burning, direct elimination of breeding grounds, trapping, fumigation, and many other effective ways of elimination.  The level of infestation directly determines the method to be used, and often smaller, more humane techniques are employed when dealing with residential or small business infestations.  Dallas pest control companies are trained in diagnosing any infestation and its required method of elimination, and can take care of any and all pest issues you may be having.

Pests can and will destroy homes or property, and it is important that once a problem is discovered, that it is taken care of quickly by professionals in the field.