In the News - Las Vegas is the Number 3 City on List of Increase in Bed Bugs
This week a study of the cities that had the largest increase in bed bugs was released today and reported by USA Today and KTNV (Las Vegas channel 13) – Las Vegas was #3 on the list with a 50 percent increase of complaint calls.
Bed Bugs get their name from hiding in mattresses and box springs – then when the room is dark they come out and bite an unsuspecting human that happens to be sharing a bed with them. Bed bug infestations have a musty sweet smell. They are not known to carry disease; bed bugs can leave you with itchy welts – that can lead to problems from over scratching and sometimes anemia. Not to mention severe mental distress.
Bed bug bites may cause a rash, or something that looks like a mosquito or spider bite, on the part of the body that is being bitten. Some people can become allergic to bed bugs after being exposed to a bed bug infestation.
The Las Vegas beg bugs that infest people's houses are usually a species called Cimex Lectularius, but other species can cause an infestation as well. Bed bugs were almost completely eradicated from human habitats in developed countries around 1940, but recently infestations have been on the increase. Bed bugs usually "hitchhike" into a home on clothing, luggage, furniture, pets, or people and the infection spreads when the bugs feed and reproduce.
An adult bed bug grows to be about 4 mm to 5 mm long and can be about 1.5 mm to 3 mm wide. A bed bug feeds on a host for several minutes. A bed bug usually feeds about once per week, but it can survive for longer periods of time without feeding. Bed bugs find their host by detecting carbon dioxide, which humans breathe out.
If you see bed bugs in Las Vegas and they manage to move in to your home or place of business, it's not likely you'll be able to get rid of them yourself. We at GLOBAL PEST SERVICES are Las Vegas pest management professionals and will be able to eliminate your bed bug infestation. It is important to treat this problem as soon as possible since bed bugs multiply quickly. Contact us for a price quote.
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