Bed bugs have been around awhile, though it may not seem like it. If you were born before the turn of the century, it is likely that you never heard of bed bugs while growing up, except for in that silly bedtime rhyme. But they were still around. They just were not able to establish themselves in the United States because of the mass use of DDT, which was found to be toxic and was banned by the U.S. government. Without the use of a harmful chemical agent like DDT, bed bugs are quite successful at surviving with humans. They've been doing it since the beginning of human history. If they were easy to get rid of, we would have wiped them out centuries ago because bed bugs are an indoor pest. They don't live outside and sneak into our Maine homes. They spread from one area of indoor infestation to the next. Here are some reasons why they are so hard to control.
The Word Bed
This throws a lot of people off. Bed bugs don't just live in beds. They can live in couches, chairs, night stands, alarm clocks, baseboards, outlets, wall voids, crown molding, carpets, and many other locations. Beds are just the most convenient location to get easy blood meals. So throwing your bed out isn't going to get rid of a bed bug infestation. The team at Big Blue Bug knows where bed bugs hide and how to eliminate them in the places they hide.
Chemicals Don't Work Well
As a bed bug develops, it sheds its skin several times. Each time it grows a new skin, it will create it in a way that helps it resist any harmful chemicals found in its environment. This ability to adapt can make the bed bugs in your home resistant to the chemical agents you try to exterminate them with. So you are likely to waste a lot of time and money as you try to get rid of those bugs. The team at Big Blue Bug Solutions uses field-tested methods and industry-leading treatments to get rid of bed bugs. There is no guesswork involved. We know what works to eliminate them and how to prevent their natural adaptability from preventing the extermination.
Just When You Think They're Gone
You can have some success at stopping bed bugs. Every once in a while a homeowner will find the right combination of DIY treatments to make it seem like bed bugs are gone. Bites may stop. Evidence of bed bugs on the mattress and box spring may disappear. But bed bugs are wired to hide from danger. You may have just caused them to hunker down in your wall voids. Those bugs don't need a blood meal every day. In fact, they can go a surprising length of time without a blood meal. Some experts say half a year. We don't get fooled by this. Our team of licensed pest professionals applies treatments in a way that keeps those bed bugs from getting away and hiding in your walls and other places. We also know to look in luggage, duffel bags, and other places where bed bugs can hide from treatments. These transportable objects are usually how those bugs get into a home in the first place. So they are the first place you should look for them, not the last.
DIY Bed Bug Control
The biggest problem with DIY bed bug control is that most people lack the knowledge to control them effectively. This can lead to frustration. Frustration can lead to desperate measures. And when people get desperate, it sometimes leads to catastrophic property loss and loss of life. Don't let bed bugs drive you to the edge. Let Big Blue Bug Solutions give you a real solution for your bed bug problem.
We service Southern Maine with advanced pest control solutions. When bed bugs appear, we can help you make those bugs disappear. Get started by requesting a free pest inspection for your home. We'll send a licensed and experienced service professional right to you to see what kind of problem you're up against and offer some insight into how the problem can be corrected. Knowledge is power. And power kills bed bugs.