No Shame, No Blame…Just Bed Bugs!

Manhattan pest control professionals have seen thousands of bed bug infestation cases since the bloodsucking pests resurgence occurred.  New Yorker’s have had extensive experience with bed bugs as they have been hitching a ride from home to home, school to school, store to store, and office building to office building.  These pests are notoriously difficult to eradicate, and often times take more than one visit from a NYC bed bug specialist.  The most tenacious pest to deal with, bed bugs can leave a person feeling alone and isolated.  People who have a bed bug infestation in their home report feeling dirty and embarrassed by the pests, despite having the cleanest of homes.  Having bed bugs can make you angry.  It’s human nature to want to blame someone for causing the infestation, but in reality, bed bugs are hitchhikers that can be picked up anywhere that people frequent.

The Columbus Dispatch reported on October 11, 2012, that there was a study published in January of 2012 by The American Journal of Medicine which “chronicled nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, anxiety and other symptoms suffered by bedbug victims, which the study likened to the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.”  In addition, Susan Jones, and entomologist at Ohio State University said “the human toll is something people don’t understand, there’s a lingering psychological impact to having bedbugs.”

The internet is rife with home remedies to try to win the war against bed bug infestations.  In an effort to kill bed bugs, some people have tried holistic remedies, some have tried bug bombs and foggers, some have ordered strange (and sometimes illegal) products over the internet, and some have tried dangerous concoctions that NYC bed bug specialists would never recommend.  It is always best to hire a licensed pest control professional with experience in bed bug eradication instead.