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by Dave Robertson 25
Yes, we're all familiar with the idea of bed bugs, but bed bug control is something that you may not have had to deal with before. In the 1950s, with the invention of DDT, bed bug treatment took a major step forward, and bed bugs became less common in the United States. But recently, we have seen a resurgence of these nasty little critters, and they seem to be here to stay.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bug control starts with knowing the enemy. Bed bugs are small insects (less than a quarter of an inch in length) and can live for up to two years. They reproduce by laying small white eggs in clothing, furniture, and sheets. Bed bugs have been found to carry a variety of diseases, though no conclusive evidence suggests that they can actually transmit these diseases. They feed on human blood, which makes their bites painful. Although there is sometimes a stigma attached to bed bugs, it's unearned. Bed bugs are transmitted via luggage, dry cleaning, pets, and humans, and bed bug control professionals will tell you that they are as likely to appear at a five-star hotel as they are in a messy house.
Keys to Effective Bed Bug Control
Bed bug control is a tricky process, and one that will require the help of a professional. But here are some things that you can do to help prepare for bed bug treatment:
Although there is not much you can do to prevent a bed bug infestation, following the above tips will make your bed bug treatment as smooth and successful as possible
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