Ever have the feeling you are being watched? It is not just the tag line in movie anymore. There are eyes in your bedroom, in your school, at the movies, and even in the planes you fly on. The predator who is sizing you up, is relentless. When the attack occurs, you won’t hear it coming. On the movie screen you may be expecting a vampire to appear from the shadows but in real life, the culprit is even more brazen, the bed bug. Bed Bugs infestations have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Bed Bugs had been virtually eliminated in the United States in the 40’s and 50’s. Since the 1990’s, Bed Bugs have made an incredible comeback due to immigration and the ease of international travel.
As public awareness rises, the incidence of reported Bed Bug infestations is rising as well. This is likely due the recognition of the Bed Bug and the symptoms. Most people are not aware that they have even been bitten by a Bed Bug until the symptoms of the bite appears a few days later. The bite may resemble that of a mosquito bite and appear in clusters. In some it may accompanied by severe itching. To someone who is allergic to Bed Bugs, the bites will be enlarged and painful. In a report done by the American Society for Microbiology, sustained attacks by Bed Bugs can result in anemia for the victim.
It was once believed that Bed Bugs did not spread disease. Studies have now shown the Bed Bugs carry the parasite that causes Chagas Disease. Bed Bug infestations spread rapidly, as the scourge jumps on victims and is easily transported. If you suspect you have Bed Bugs, call Capitol Pest Control immediately. Bed Bugs are great at finding places to hide during the waking hours, so looking for them yourself should not be an option. In fact, after a Bed Bug has eaten, it will find a nice safe place to hide and for the next 5-10 day, it will digest its food, lay eggs and mate.
There is no such thing as a small Bed Bug problem. At Capitol Pest Control, we know where to look for the even the sneakiest Bed Bug. Long term exposure to Bed Bugs will also have a psychological effect on the victims. Insomnia, anxiety, nightmares, all similar symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Bed Bugs are a serious problem to have. Call in the experts at Capitol Pest Control today and get started on a Bed Bug free home.