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.