Now a days it is not uncommon to see a write up in the news media almost daily about bed bugs.
But why is the problem getting out of hand. I have listed 5 things as to what you need to and did not know. You should make this a priority in your lives if you want to stay free of bed bugs. I would not want to panic you but you should take heed.
Learning how to detect and how to get rid of bed bugs should be a priority to you. Remember the best way to not have a problem is to be proactive.
1. Infestations are not recognized fast enough.
The key to getting rid of bedbugs is to be able to identify them and recognize where and how they live. The problem is by the time most have realized they have the problem it is out of hand, we read and hear about this every day.
2. Bedbugs do move efficiently between connecting rooms in housing and motels, hotels apartments and business units.
Just because you can identify bedbugs in the mattress does not mean the problem stops there. You must use a good flashlight and even a magnifying glass if necessary. You should check your kids and there clothing and back packs when they come home from school. Check their rooms periodically.
3. Good identification methods are lacking.
Learn how to identify this critter, check out bed bug pictures and images there is plenty around look for droppings between mattress folds, clothing, cracks and crevices.
4. There is not a quick fix for bedbugs.
Remember the sooner you find this problem the sooner you can treat it and fix it.
But not being able to identify the problem will only make it worse.
5. Cooperation is very much a requirement.
Even trying to get the school or business to keep their eyes open and report anything that resembles a bed bug problem will help in keeping the critter at bay and help to eliminate it from your personal area or home.
Remember being proactive in bed bug problems and their detection is the key to getting ahead of the problem and knowing just how to get rid of bed bugs. If you don't feel confident then hire a exterminator or pest control operator to check things out. Remember he should know the same things as above about bed bug problems, ask questions. If he cannot answer them then move on to another one.