Insects and pests have been invading our homes and gardens since before our times in the caves. Of the 900,000 plus currently known insect species of the world, only about one-and-a-half percent cause any health or economic concern or harm. Many, if not most of the species of insect and pests, in fact, provide indispensable services to humans and are an integral parts to the ecosystem as a whole. Your property and home is indeed an extension and mixture of both artificial and natural ecosystems and deserves to be treated in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner in terms of preventing and managing our unwanted intruders with respect to the environment at large.
Recent outbreaks in bed bugs are causing major issues for homeowners, hotels, and the summer camp industry. Studies show increase of 800% in bed bug activity in the last few years as a result of increased world travel and resistance to pesticides. Bed bugs can have one blood meal and gain six times their regular weight, and survive off that meal for up to one year. The female can lay up to 400 eggs in her lifetime!