“Bed bug infestations need to be treated immediately as the bugs bite and may cause allergic reactions,” according to Jim Miller of Yale Termite and Pest Elimination (YalePest.com).
Ansonia, CT (April 25, 2013) — According to a survey conducted by the NPMA and the University of Kentucky, 95 percent of professional pest management companies in the United States have dealt with an infestation of bed bugs in the last twelve months. Before 2000, only 25 percent reported one or more encounters with these creatures. “Bed bug infestations need to be treated immediately as the bugs bite and may cause allergic reactions,” according to Jim Miller of Yale Termite and Pest Elimination (http://www.yalepest.com).
Home owners often attempt to treat this problem on their own with very little success. According to those surveyed, bed bugs continue to be the hardest pest to treat. An overwhelming 76 percent of respondents stated bed bugs are harder to treat than ants, termites and cockroaches. “Property owners need to seek the services of a professional pest company (http://www.yalepest.com/extermination-services/bed-bugs/bed-bug-exterminator) to get rid of the bugs as a bed bug may lay more than 500 eggs in their lifetime,” Mr. Miller continues.
Bed bugs don’t need food to survive either as a bed bug can go months without a meal. The hatchlings are minuscule and easily pass through stitch-holes in mattresses and other tiny openings. They survive in a wide range of temperatures and ingest up to seven times their body weight in blood. “Any property owner who suspects he or she has bed bugs needs to call in a professional exterminator (http://www.yalepest.com/extermination-services) right away,” Mr. Miller declares.
Bed bugs don’t transmit disease, yet can lead to an allergic reaction. They take up residence in clean and unclean homes and buildings although 37 percent do believe they are attracted to those homes and offices which are dirty. Household income doesn’t play a role in where bed bugs live either.
“Every home and office is susceptible to bed bugs as they may be picked up in a wide variety of locations. Bed bugs catch a ride on people and their belongings, making it possible to pick the bugs up in hotels, college dorms, public transportation, movie theaters and laundry facilities. Although infestations are more common in suburban and urban areas than in rural ones, everyone needs to be aware of bed bugs and what to look for,” Mr. Miller states.
About Yale Pest Elimination:
Established in 1983, Yale Termite and Pest Elimination Corp remains an industry leader. The family owned and operated company makes use of integrated pest management practices in all that they do. They provide fast and effective pest control solutions for both residential and commercial clients and have been trusted by thousands over the years. The typical client has been with the company for more than five years and all pest control technicians maintain state licensing. The National Pest Management Association recognized Yale Termite and Pest Elimination Corp. for meeting published standards of a QualityPro company.
Yale Pest Elimination
69 Mott Street
Ansonia, CT, 06401