Bed bugs inhabit every country on the planet, will feed on anyone, and can live in many climates. They usually hide during the day and come out at night to feed on our blood while we sleep. They cause sleepless nights, pain and itching (at the site of bites) and paranoia. Many people find themselves asking where did they come from? How did they get here? The history of bed bugs is long, dating back at least 3,000 years. People have used many ways to rid themselves of these unwanted pests, and even tried to find ways to use them to cure medical ailments.
Arizona is one of the few states to be blessed with mild climates year round. While many people may enjoy these warm winter months, the warmth also allows for many insects to remain alive and active year round. Because of this, residents of Arizona are encouraged to stick to a year round pest control plan to make sure their house isn’t home to dangerous and unwanted insects.
Winter pests in Arizona include many of the same pests that you might see during the warmer summer months. Many bugs will simple move indoors to avoid the colder nights and occasional winter storms. Arizona residents should be prepared for these pests to remain during the winter and take precautions as needed.
Bed Bugs can’t fly or jump, many are smaller than a grain of rice, the eggs can be almost microscopic, and yet they still inhabit most areas of our globe. Bed Bugs have been found in every US State as well as other counties including Canada, Europe, and Africa. Many bed bug sightings happen in modern families home, nice Hotels/ Motels, and even public places like movie theaters and public transportation.
So what’s happening with bed bugs around the world?
Here is an update on what bed bugs have been up to in the past few months…
Bed Bug Addendums – Bed Bugs Always Win!
By Denise Donavon
PART ONE – WHAT PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT ARE DOING WRONG
Granted, having to dealing with the rising costs of bed bug infestations in apartment buildings is a serious financial strain on property owners. Guess what? Wherever people gather, congregate or live you are going to be dealing with bed bugs whether you like it or not. If you are not prepared to do what is right, set up a proactive process, and make some rules you are going to lose your precious ROI.
This fall as students making the trip back to their college dorm rooms, some will unintentionally bring along some tiny guests that will quickly make the new college dorm room their home as well. Im talking about bed bugs! Bed bugs love to travel and regularly hitch rides on unsuspecting travelers. Being informed about bed bugs and the ways to prevent bed bugs from infesting your space is key to avoiding this experience.
Bed bugs – just two little words that strike fear into the hearts of business and home owners alike. A bed bug infestation can mean countless hours lying awake at night, missed business opportunities, and risk of lawsuit…..but it doesn’t have to. Bed bug exterminators have found a way to get rid of bed bugs in a quick and eco-friendly way without the use of chemicals. AZEX Pest Solution extensive experience using AZEX Heat and the Steriheat process to kill bed bugs is changing the way we kill bed bugs in Arizona.
For centuries dogs have been used in many professions for their extraordinary sniffing abilities. From drug detection, to search and rescue, and even bed bug detection, dogs are used throughout the world to help their human companions in their line of work. Recently dogs have been undergoing specialized training to sniff out bed bugs in people’s home and business. Intelligent exterminators are increasingly offering detection dog services to ensure that a room, home, or place of business is bed bug free
How Strong is the “Super Smell”?
Bed bugs are on the rise throughout America and other parts of the world. This week, for bed bug awareness week, we take a look at some of the frequently asked questions regarding these blood sucking insects. For more information about bed bugs and how to exterminate them, check out our other blog articles and information on our website azexpest.com.
What is a bed bug?
As summer kicks off with kids getting out of school, many families are planning vacations and kids summer camps. But, while you are out planning the best vacation ever, bed bugs are gearing up for their prime time as well. Nearly half (49 percent) of all bed bug infestation calls occur during the summer months. Also in a study compiled from the NPMA’s 2011 Bed Bugs in America Survey, “…Nearly 80 percent (of people surveyed in America) are most concerned about encountering bed bugs at hotels; 52 percent on public transportation; 49 percent in movie theaters; 44 percent in retail stores; 40 percent in medical facilities; 36 percent in their own homes; and 32 percent equally pointed to places of employment and friends’ homes.”  With the frightening rise of bed bug infestations nationwide, precautions should be taken to prevent bringing unwelcome critters home from your family vacation. Here are some tips to avoid these unwanted guests.
One of the most common questions we get is “How do I know if I have bed bugs?” This article will cover some of the ways to decide if bed bugs have invaded your home or office.
What do bed bugs bites look like?
Symptoms and Signs of Bedbug Bites
The symptoms of a bedbug bite are usually mild when present, and in many cases the person won’t experience any symptoms at all. The bites usually occur on any exposed part of the body, with the face, neck, arms, and hands being the most commonly affected areas. You can start seeing signs and symptoms within minutes or even many days after the initial bite.