It can be tough to talk about dealing with an infestation of bed bugs. Dealing with an infestation is usually associated with the idea that clutter, messiness, or a lack of hygiene was the cause. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Scientific research has proven time and again that while the opportunities for more hiding places in clutter may benefit bed bugs more, bed bugs can and will infest any and all types of places regardless of hygiene and clutter. This is due to the simple fact that bed bugs have only one mission: To stay close and follow their preferred food source; humans.
It is embarrassing to talk about having bed bugs, but it is extremely important that we set a new tone. When an infestation of bed bugs is discovered, it is so very important to immediately get the word out to any and all potential hosts for these pests.
The earlier they are detected, the easier and faster they can be treated
Early detection is key for fast and effective intervention. Even a small bed bug infestation can wreak havoc on a home, but if caught early enough - it can be quickly managed without having to constantly repeat treatments and treatment steps. Plus, it cuts down on who is affected by the infestation drastically because folks will be able to practice safety measures to avoid picking up one of these sneaky hitchhikers and becoming a host to a whole new infestation.
Reporting a bed bug infestation
One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with an infestation is that often when they were first discovered - it had gone unreported. There are various reasons why this may occur. Generally, it is to keep people that may have been exposed to bed bugs from panic. However, while that may be based on good intentions, this can actually cause an infestation to spread to unknowing victims if they are not made aware to look out for them and take the appropriate steps to protect themselves.
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself
Learn what to look out for and always investigate/research a location you plan to visit or stay to be sure that you protect yourself from unknowingly returning with a hidden bed bug.
Research websites online such as http://bedbugregistry.com/ to learn which cities and states have reported bed bug infestations.
Pack on-the-go bed bug travel protection.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and report your suspicions. If you suspect you may have been exposed to bed bugs, do not hesitate to report it! Quick intervention and treatment can spare you and any other potential victims the time, costs, and mental and physical distress of dealing with bed bugs.
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