Bed bugs are not a new problem. They have been a scourge to humans since the ancient times. However, with geographical boundaries now basically non-existent due to the increase in travels everywhere, they are definitely affecting more people today than ever.
Licking County in Ohio is definitely feeling that stronger prevalence of those bloodsuckers. And it isn’t the only one. Many more cities and towns across the country, likely even all over world, are facing the same predicament.
According to the Licking County Health Department’s director of environmental health, Chad Brown, in Ohio, bed bugs first became a problem in Cincinnati. However, he cleared that the presence of them is not an indication of poor sanitation. They could be in a five-star hotel or zero-star hotel, as he said.
Meanwhile, Jeanne Emmons, infection prevention director from Licking Memorial Hospital, suggested that her workplace had encounters with bed bugs before, but added that it was nothing major. She also related they had even found those pests on patients.
Nonetheless, Emmons stated that those pests are a nuisance but not a health threat. Given that, she said that there is no need to get medical attention for bed bug bites. But if uncertain that the bite marks are that of bed bugs, she advised to consult a doctor.
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“Complaints of bed bugs have been on the rise in Licking County.
Chad Brown, director of environmental health with the Licking County Health Department, said bed bugs first became a noticeable problem in the Cincinnati area and have worked their way up to Central Ohio during the past three years.”
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Indeed, bed bugs are making themselves much more visible these days. With bed bug infestation here and there almost everyday, who could miss them? And based on accounts of the many bed bug victims, those pests are surely living up to their image of being annoying.
But even just as that, annoying and not a danger to health, those pests still need to be eliminated. As long as they are in your house, you could get more of their bites. And with the nasty and extremely itchy marks that they could leave you behind, you sure wouldn’t want to share your place with them.
So, as soon as you get those little, red and itchy bumps in line of two’s and three’s, be alarmed. Those could already be bed bug bites. But if you think those can’t be their marks since you haven’t felt being bitten or haven’t seen any of those pests, know that:
- Bed bugs usually feed at night while you and their other sources of meal are asleep.
- Bed bugs bite painlessly. That, along with the fact they are nocturnal creatures, make it hard to catch them in the act.
- Bed bugs could hide for a long period of time and still live. So, even if you haven’t seen them days, weeks or even months prior to having those marks, they could already be present in your house.
Let’s say you though that already confirmed that what you have are bed bug bites. What you should do then is to look for those pests and eliminate them. Else, they’ll multiply, further spread, give you more bites and basically, cause you more problems.
When inspecting bed bugs, there are three major things you need to know.
- Those pests could be anywhere, so, look everywhere.
- They especially hide in cracks and gaps. They are very tiny creatures and could hide even in the smallest of crevices so its best to inspect with a flashlight and magnifying glass.
- There are three bed bug signs that could give away their hiding spots. Those are their dark specks of feces, discarded shells and musty-sweet smell. Look out for those tell-tale signs and follow them for an easier bed bug inspection.
How to Implement a Prompt Bed Bug Treatment?
Once the pests are located, you then need to promptly implement a bed bug treatment. But though there are many methods to kill bed bugs, your best option for a prompt bed bug elimination on your own is the use of a bed bug spray.
Compared with other methods, it is easy and fast to execute. And in comparison with hiring a bed bug exterminator, it is certainly more affordable.
The problem is that most of the pesticides today contain chemicals harmful to health. So, you need to be very careful with your pick.
With Bed Bug Bully though, you don’t have to worry about those harsh ingredients. It is classified as pesticide-exempt by EPA under FIFRA 25(b) so you could be sure that it is safe. And what’s more, it is health and eco-friendly without sacrificing the effectiveness of the process. Several pest-control companies, hotels and hospitals have already proven that true.
You too, could prove it yourself!