Bed Bugs Hitchhike Around the World

by | Aug 31, 2015 | Bed bugs, Community Support | 0 comments

hitchhickersBedbugs were nearly eliminated in the 1940’s with the help of the extremely-powerful, but now banned, chemical DDT. However, they have made a comeback in recent years, showing up in hotels, hospitals, buses, trains, movie theaters and other public places. They have the reputation for being the insect world’s most notorious hitchhikers.

These tiny bloodsuckers not only make their homes in beds, but also in couches, clothing, and the seats of airplanes and trains. At night, they crawl out of cracks and crevices to feed on the blood of the soundly sleeping. These painless attacks generally go undetected until a skin rash appears. It’s often difficult to identify bed bug bites, for they can easily be confused with bites from a different pest (fleas, mosquitoes, carpet beetles etc.)making infestations difficult to detect and allowing populations to grow unnoticed and unchecked.  

Bed bugs are perfectly capable of surviving off the blood of any warm-blooded animal and they do not discriminate. They make themselves at home in the mansions of the wealthiest and the hovels of the poorest. Travelers just provide the means for them to move around the world sampling all types of  blood.  If human blood isn’t available, any warm blooded animal’s will do. These tiny hitchhickers will also wait patiently (months if  need be) to get a sip of blood. when food  isn’t available.

Don’t miss out on, well deserved, sleep, worrying about these nororious hitchhickers! Don't sleep with bed bugsKnow what to do to stay bed bug free.

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What happens if you ignore bed bugs?
If you ignore the problem, bed bugs will reproduce and multiply and can quickly infest your entire house, from couches to carpets and even clothing. Once this happens you have a big problem that can get costly to get rid of.

Have you had experience with bed bugs while traveling or when you’ve gotten home? Help others by sharing your stories.

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