Beg bugs have plagued mankind for millennia. Though we believed we had the upper-hand back in the 1950s, as years passed, bed bugs have returned – in mass quantity. Why are NJ bedbug exterminators seeing an increase in the prominence of these pests?
Over the years, and despite a number of variations, bed bugs have developed a resistance to the pesticides used to battle them, rapidly rebuilding populations to reconquer territory.
Bed bugs can detect prey in total darkness, locate other bed bugs by smell, go 3-months (or more) without food, are highly-mobile, and highly-reproductive: A single female can lay up to 500 eggs. Offspring are easily transported to new hosts on clothing, furniture, luggage/purses and more.
An age-old human parasite, bed bugs are some of the most widely-distributed pests worldwide, living everywhere from mountains to valleys, polar latitudes to deserts, the tropics, and everything in between.
Our increased capacity to travel, more frequently and farther, has also fueled the fire.
Pride has also allowed bed bugs to get the better of us, from hotel-owners to homeowners, leaving the beleaguered to ban the ubiquitous ‘bed bug van’ from being seen at their front door until the last possible minute.
Suspect an infestation? NJ bed bug exterminators know that rapid attention and careful care is key to triumph. Defeat these devious bugs with the help of Stern Environmental today.