Bed Bugs on the Rise! Worst Cities for Bed Bug Infestations in 2016; Philadelphia, PA in Top Ten!
When it comes to the amount of calls that pest control companies are getting to treat for bed bugs it has skyrocketed. The interesting thing about bed bugs is that the United States had a very minor issue with them as little as ten years ago. They were far and in-between and there was no need for a list of the worst infested cities. The results of the test did show that there were requests for bed bug treatments in every state in the United States. That being said there are a top fifty states that have a huge increase in the amount of treatments that are necessary. The number one city on the list happens to be Baltimore but just a few spaces down at number nine is Philadelphia. That is a problem really for the entire state so it is a good idea to understand the reason why. Pest Control Technicians, Inc lists the reasons behind the increase in the amount of bed bug treatments that are needed.
Why Bed Bugs Are Making a Comeback
Some studies have looked at the rise of bed bug infestations and found that there are a few hypothesis. One of them is that as air travel has become more and more popular and affordable. More people are using the airlines to fly. The problem is that you are opening yourself up to a bed bug encounter by sitting next to someone, staying in a hotel or motel, and even by putting luggage in the general baggage claim. It takes one person that has failed to recognize they are infested to spread it and send it to many other areas of the world. Another reason is that people have a stigma with bed bugs that may make them feel they are unclean or feel shame in reporting the problem. It can lead to them waiting to contact a professional pest control company and instead attempt to treat them on their own. The problem is that while you attempt a home treatment you are still heading to work, school, the store and other places of business. Every time you leave and contact another person or their belongings, you are potentially spreading bed bugs. The problem is that bed bugs do not mean dirty or unclean. They have been found in expensive high rise New York City hotels, in locker rooms of professional athletic teams and all sorts of places of business. On the contrary a bed bug would prefer a nice clean and neat place to live to make movement and travel easier for them.
How to Get Rid of a Bed Bug Infestation
The very best way to be part of the bed bug infestation solution is to immediately contact a professional pest control company that specialized in bed bugs at the first sign of bed bugs. You want to clear your home with proper treatments to help stop them from spreading to your neighbors and others that you come in contact with. The treatment for bed bugs are specialized to that particular bug. General pesticide treatments will not work. If you suspect you may have a problem with bed bugs, give Pest Control Technicians, Inc a call today.
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