New Jersey pest control professionals have seen a huge increase of bedbug infestations over the past few years. New Jersey seems to be made for the spread of these parasites. No county in New Jersey is immune from bedbug infestations, because they are found pretty much everywhere. From Northern New Jersey, to the Jersey Shore, to Cape May.
We are many who are wondering why bedbugs are spreading so rapidly. According to experts – “Those with bedbug infestations unintentionally walk around with a few bedbugs in their pocketbooks, gym bags, and on their clothes. The bugs crawl around wherever the person happens to be. Office desks. Theater seats. Taxi cabs. If you happen to be near a person who has bedbugs on themselves or their belongings, the unwanted guest can easily transfer to you and your belongings. The bedbug is unknowingly carried into your home. Now, you’re the next bedbug statistic. Bedbugs have no allegiance and readily move from one human host to the next.”
Bedbugs are among the most repulsive of home-invading insects. Unlike cockroaches, termites, and ants, bedbugs feed exclusively on human blood. For those who have experienced a bedbug infestation, you’ll know it’s like a horror movie that won’t end. Bedbugs, as their name suggests, like to hang out in our beds. The truth is, they seek any location where humans sleep or nap such as upholstered chairs, sofas, strollers, and cradles. If a bedbug infestation is suspected based on sudden bites or stained sheets, please contact a pest control expert immediately.
Bedbugs are masters of stealth and can hide in the smallest of cracks, even inside picture frames. With bedbugs’ exponential growth rates and each female capable of producing around a dozen eggs daily, without swift and decisive intervention, minor infestations can rapidly turn into major ones.
The bedbug wants human blood, nothing more, nothing less. These heat-seeking missiles locate and target us by our warmth and the carbon dioxide in our breath. They pierce the skin with a sucking stylus. Once bitten, a raised bump will appear, often accompanied by intense itching because of an allergic reaction from the proteins in the bedbug’s saliva. As the bedbug infestation grows, hundreds of bites are possible during one early morning feeding session. Victims describe it as being eaten alive. Some are so severely infected with bites that hospitalization is required.
There have been many publicized infestations in New Jersey. New Jersey apartments, New Jersey hospitals, New Jersey rest homes, and New Jersey businesses have all had bed bug problems.
Now don’t forget bedbugs and kids! For parents with schoolchildren, there should be a high level of vigilance. An infested student brought bedbugs into an Elementary School in Hamilton, New Jersey. This year, your child may bring something crawling and biting into the house, not counting their homework.
According to experts, “People often waste valuable time trying to deal with these infestations on their own and their efforts are counter-productive. The bedbug population continues to increase and they become more dispersed. Modern bedbugs are immune to hardware-store-variety insecticides and setting off a cockroach bomb in the bedroom will only scatter them. The only successful resolution to bedbug infestation is a coordinated response by a licensed, professional pest control service. Otherwise, you won’t get rid of them short of abandoning of your possessions and moving to another location. And even then, there is no guarantee that a few won’t follow.”
Cowleys Termite & Pest Services, has been helping Central Jersey homes and businesses deal with all of their pest infestation problems including bedbugs. For more information please call 866-9-COWLEY.