Lehi, UT (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Bed Bugs are back in the news again. It’s summertime, and people are travelling—it’s prime time for unknowing victims to bring back unwanted pests as souvenirs. Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood from humans and other warm-blooded animals. However, the bed bug is able to live for months—sometimes up to a year—without a meal. That’s why identifying their hideouts is a must for concerned homeowners.
Rocky Mountain Mattress has recently released an info graphic to help homeowners identify some commonly overlooked hiding places, and to identify the bugs themselves, their eggs, castings and skins.
The info graphic can be found at http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/blog/2012/05/22/how-to-check-for-bed-bugs-like-a-professional/ and includes pictures of bedbugs and the tell-tale signs of infestation. Adult bed bugs have flat, rust colored bodies and are about the size of an apple seed. Bed bugs are nocturnal and seek out dark cracks and crevices in which to hide. Upholstery, furniture near beds, and even cracks in walls or ceilings provide the perfect place to lie in wait for their next meal.
Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, but many people experience mild to severe allergic reactions to bed bug bites. They are among the most difficult household pests to control and also one of the most expensive. Recently researchers have concluded that do-it-yourself bug bombs and foggers are inefficient in getting rid of bed bugs. Researchers say this study confirms that the best way to control and get rid of bed bugs is to call a pest control professional. Finding and capturing a live bed bug—sealing it in a zip-loc bag, helps confirm the infestation to a pest control professional. The info graphic from Rocky Mountain Mattress gives valuable tips from the professionals and will help the homeowner know just where to look.
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