Bed bugs have again headlines in The Big Apple unlike the struggling Knicks and Mets. The New York Time reported the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention issued a joint statement on bed bugs control. This means that bug bed control a serious problem for citizens of New York.
Not just in New York, reports of bed bugs infestation continuously come from part of the United State but it seem the most disturbing is come from here.
It cost approximately 20 grand to exterminate bed bugs for residents of Riverside Drive co-op and the infestations of bed bugs were found in a duplex apartment in Park Avenue. Immigrant settlers coming from developing countries contribute the comeback of bed bugs and the infestation of bed bugs continue to grow along with the using of less effective insecticides and increased travel activities.
A new sofa bought from a department store may have been infested by bug beds because is stored in a truck which previously carrying a bug infested mattress disposes by its owner. As long as there is a warm body available nearby bud bugs will not choosy on what type of place to dwell. Unlike mice or roaches which prefer stay in filthy environment bed bugs can stay in even a maintained home and well-cleaned home.
Bug beds can crawl into neighboring apartments once they enter a home. Even you stay in the best New York hotel which have infestations, anybody has a chance of bringing home bed bugs. They have been found in even the waiting room of a local hospital in downtown New York, hospital maternity or in private schools. DDT is effective way to exterminate bed bugs in right after World War II. But the side effect to human health make DDT is banned after that.
Who is the enemy?
Cimex lectularius is the scientific name of bed bugs. Bed bugs have a brownish color and can’t fly just like most insects because they don’t have wings. They are active in hunting for human body to dwell and bed bugs move the similarly to nocturnal parasites. Bed bugs only come out during night time and normally inactive during day light. Their population has risen hundreds or even thousands given this behavior and people will only be able to discover them.
When there are not human bloods available as the favorite nourishment, they can also feed on birds, dogs and cats. To bit and suck the human blood they have highly developed mouth-parts. When human is occupying the bed for a sleep the bed bugs usually come out to such their blood.
It’s only take 10 minutes is needed by bed bugs to eat from human blood. Once bed bugs filled with blood their original size can expand three times. Bed bugs bites is painless that’s why humans don’t realize that they are victimized by bug bugs.
Dermatologists mistakenly identify as hives or scabies as the result by bed bugs bites, however bed bugs don’t transfer any disease. A female bed bug can lay as much as 500 eggs and an adult bed bug can live as long as one year or more. Places is where bud bugs like to stay are sleeping bags, even waterbeds, cardboard stacks, bed with many holes and tears and can even occupy egg foams. Crevices and nook in waterbed normally kept warm.
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Bed bugs have become more resilient over the years because fighting bed bugs have become ineffective people bought insecticides bought from the local hardware. Using the wrong equipment will only scatter them in different areas of room for example using a cockroach bomb. As part of a pre bed bugs extermination procedure everybody has to wash every piece of clothing in an infested room advised by Pest Control Groups in New York.
Things that cannot be sprayed with insecticides such as badly infested such as bedding or garments should be thrown out. If the infestations are the worst kind the exterminating process need to be done multiple times. Citizens of New York need to accept the fact they are back and will continue to live in the Big Apple despite of various ways to fight bed bugs.