Bed bugs are often associated with dark and dingy places, but the reality is that these sneaky bugs can enter any home, hotel or office no matter how clean and hygienic they are.
All you need to do is visit a place that is infested and bringing back a couple of them. It is very likely you won’t even know that you have inadvertently smuggled these blood-sucking pests into your bedroom unless you spot one of these crawling around the seams of your bed or you find brown blood spots on your white bed sheets.
Bed bugs are once again in the limelight, and entomologists from the University of Kentucky confirm that after a lengthy absence, these bugs are again have been staging a comeback over the last decade. The good news is that there are now newer, more effective ways to get rid of these bugs.
One question that bed bug exterminators often get asked is is possible to have a bed bug infestation and not know it? The answer is yes. You may not come to know of infestation for a long time. We have come across couples where one partner reports getting bit by bed bugs, while the other is unaware. In such cases, the reality is that even though both partners are getting bit, only one’s body is reacting to the bites. According to available figures, only about 30 percent of people do not react to bug bites at all. Also, the elderly are less reactive to bed bug bites compared to other age groups. Even if a person does react to bites, they may not do so initially, but may react to subsequent bites. This means, the people who are not reactive to bed bug bites may not be aware of the infestation even if it does exist.
Doe to the fact that bed bugs are nocturnal, it becomes very difficult to find any signs of infestation unless the infestation has become so large that the bugs have started to move away from the bed and you start noticing them in exposed places. In some cases, when the infestation becomes this severe, it can cause anemia in people. However, the possibility of such a high happening is very less as it requires an enormous infestation.
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If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, but do not see any visible signs, you could check for their odor. Bed bugs release pheromones which have a peculiar small. When bed bugs get disturbed they tend to release pheromones. If the infestation is large, the order may be unpleasant, something similar to that of coriander. To be sure, you should call up a bed bug exterminator for a complete inspection and if required, bed bug treatment to eradicate the infestation.
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