Bed bug infestations, which at one point had been almost totally eradicated in the developed world, as grown exponentially in the past two decade. According to the “Code of Practice for the Control of Bed Bug Infestations in Australia,” reports of bed bug infestations have increased by 4,900% since 1999 and have cost the Australian economy more than $100 million. The pests, which were generally found in hotels and college dorms, are now being picked up in planes, trains and subways, taxis, theaters, and office buildings. According to the New York Daily News, bed bugs were sighted at least 21 times on New York subway trains in August alone.
Bed bugs are a parasite that live on human blood. Although they do not transmit any known human illnesses, they cause a tremendous amount of discomfort and may trigger allergic response. They are generally found in the tiny crevices of mattresses and other upholstered furniture, carpeting, draperies, cracks in walls around moldings, in picture frames, and even in light fixtures and smoke detectors. They are feared both because their bites create an infuriating itch and because they are so difficult to eliminate. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs have nothing to do with cleanliness. An immaculately clean home, hotel room, or office building is just as likely to become infested as a dirty one. Typical household sprays generally do not work and may even make the problem worse by dispersing the infestation to non-infested areas.
Business owners who suspect that they might have an infestation are strongly suggested to contact a pest management professional immediately. As a reputable pest manager that specializes in commercial pest management, we at Compass Pest Management pride ourselves on professional, discreet, and efficient responsiveness. Don’t wait another moment, contact us today and ask about our bed bug management services.
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