If you are concerned about the presence of bed bugs in your home or business, you are right to be concerned. Whilst the presence of this stubborn pest can be unpleasant at home, for a hotel, B & B or similar, a bed bug infestation can lead to irreparable damage to a the reputation of the establishment.
Notoriously Difficult To Remove
Without the required skills, knowledge and experience, even moving quickly to tackle an infestation may not be enough to achieve the required outcome. This is because you will quickly find that bed bugs are known for being notorious as difficult culprits to eliminate once they have worked to establish themselves in any dwelling. To make it even worse, bed bugs are actually on the rise just about everywhere, leaving many people asking the question as to why they are just so hard to get rid of.
Another thing that you should know about bed bugs is that they are lightning fast when it comes to multiplying. A single, female bed bug can lay around 500 eggs throughout her lifetime. Just a few months after the female lays her eggs, her offspring have the ability to reproduce on their own as well. If there are any new bed bugs introduced into a new environment, they can increase at a rapid rate. Under perfect conditions, bed bugs actually have the ability to produce up to three or four generations within a single year. Bed bugs seem to reproduce the fastest when they are in temperatures ranging between 70 and 82 degrees fahrenheit.
Another reason why bed bugs are so difficult to get rid of is that they can go for rather long periods of time without feeding, meaning that you cannot starve them to death. Some bed bugs have shown in studies to live up to a whopping 550 days without a blood meal, with nymphs even lasting for several months without food. Even if you take measures to leave your dwelling for several months to starve them out, you will more than likely find that they will still be there when you get back.
Believe it or not, bed bugs also have the ability to sense certain chemical odours, making for another reason that they can be so difficult to get rid of. Some bed bugs will avoid areas where certain pesticides or cleaning products have been applied. Throughout various research projects, scientists have come the the conclusion that bed bugs have been able to build up a certain level of resistance to some insecticides as well.
Along the same lines as lice, which is another pesky pest, you will have to rid your dwelling of bed bugs by cleaning out every possible hiding place. This will mean repeatedly washing all of your linens, clothing, curtains and any other washable fabrics. From there, you need to clean each crevice, including upholstered furniture and more. If you still find that you are dealing with bed bugs even after a thorough cleaning, you may want to enlist the help of extermination professionals.
Due to the tricky and persistent nature of bed bug infestations, any attempts at eradication should always be left to the professionals. If you would like any further information on obtaining effective relief from this type of pest control issue, please call us on Tel. No. 01992 763776 or click here for more information.