There are, unfortunately, a large number of pests that can infest a home causing homeowners to call a pest control company. However, some may be closer to you than you would ever realize; until you become covered in mysterious insect bites, that is.
One of the most common organisms to infest a living area are bed bugs. These nasty little creatures can live in mattresses and padding for extensive periods of time, going completely unnoticed. An extremely vexing property of bed bugs is how rapidly they reproduce, amassing to substantial numbers over time as they remain hidden.
On average, bed bugs can lay anywhere from one to five eggs per day. With a large colony, hundreds of these eggs could be laid and hatched consistently. Once a homeowner finally does notice the presence of small red bites on their skin, the population of bed bugs may have already skyrocketed.
Pest control contractors are no stranger to these insects. In fact, according to the 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey, essentially all, about 99.6%, of exterminators reported treating bed bugs at least once in the past year. This statistic is unchanged from 2013, and substantially higher compared to just five, 10, or 15 years ago.
To make matters worse, there are virtually no beds that are completely safe from these pesky insects. The top three places that pest elimination companies find bed bugs are apartments, around 95%; single-family homes, 93%; and even hotels and motels, about 75%. Even past surveys have consistently shown these to be the areas most prone to bed bugs.
Because people come in direct contact with the materials that must be treated with exterminating solutions, it is a good idea to turn to a natural pest control company that can provide eco-friendly pest solutions that do not use harmful pesticides.
Coming in contact with harmful chemicals can lead to even further skin problems as well as poisoning. A natural pest control company will not only provide safer treatment, but the bed will also be safe for use much more quickly.
If you see any sign of bed bugs, a natural pest control company can stop them dead in their tracks before they begin multiplying.