Bed Bug Misconceptions Answered

Bed bugs are a notoriously feared bug with fossil evidence dating back further than 3,500 years. It is believed these insects originally thrived in caves with humans and bats, feeding on the latter before moving to humans. With the growth of villages and cities, the bed bug, and many misconceptions about it, became widespread.

Bed Bugs Can Be Treated Easily

Anyone who has had a bed bug problem will immediately tell you this is false. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because they are excellent hiders. The latest technology, thermal remediation has proven to be the most effective treatment available. However, many pest control companies will require several treatments to ensure the problem is eradicated.

Bed Bugs Aren’t Visible

Bed bugs can range in size from 2.5 mm to 4.5 mm. At this size, they are easily seen with the naked eye. It is not uncommon to find you have a bed bug problem just by observing fecal matter that they leave behind. If small dots are found within bedsheets or mattress creases, it is important to call a pest control specialist as soon as possible.

Bed Bugs Prefer Dirty Environments

Bed bugs can be found in any home. Because their diet consists of the blood from an unsuspecting host, they are unlikely to care for a dirty home that may contain food sources for other pests. In the event a home is dirty; eradication may be harder due to an increase in hiding spots.

If you are dealing with a pest problem at your home or business, give us a call to start a no-obligation pest evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!

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