In the not so distant past, bed bugs (Cimex lectularious) were almost eradicated from North America due to the use of extremely toxic insecticides. However, after these insecticides were banned, there has been a steady resurgence of bed bugs. Unfortunately, once bed bugs have infested your Brooklyn Park, MN home, they are extremely difficult to eliminate without the help of professional exterminators like the expert team at Be There Pest Control.
Quick Facts About Bed Bugs
- They feed on both humans and animals, using their blood to thrive and reproduce
- While they don’t transmit diseases to humans, secondary skin infections can occur due to bites
- They live where people sleep or sit for long periods
- They are active at night and typically hide during the day
- Bites can cause reactions ranging from mild redness to severe hives
- DIY treatments are ineffective once you have an infestation of bed bugs
In addition, wrapping infested items in black plastic bags and placing them in the sun is ineffective. They will not get hot enough to kill the bed bugs.
When Are Bed Bugs the Most Active?
While bed bugs in Brooklyn Park, MN will be the least active in winter, they can still survive through the colder months due to several reasons. First, moderately cold temperatures don’t kill them or their eggs as long as they have a food source. Not only that, in order to completely eradicate a population, you would have to expose the bed bugs and their eggs to extreme temperatures for 80 hours before they would die. Simply put, bed bugs can survive the winter in your home because it would take unbearable temperatures to kill them.
How Can I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
At the first sighting of bed bugs, call the experts at Be There Pest Control to determine the extent of the infestation. Once we’ve assessed the level of infestation, we will treat your home with safe and effective products and techniques. However, a second treatment 7 to 14 days later is required to eliminate the next wave of the bed bug life cycle.
Don’t allow a bed bug infestation to take over your home. Contact us today to receive a free inspection and recommended treatment solution.