Bed Bugs have gotten much worse in recent years. The alarming exponential growth of Bed Bug activity is the result of a combination of factors, including increased global travel, pesticide bans and modern lifestyle changes.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, global travel has become commonplace. And the Bed Bug’s natural behaviour makes it easy to transport. After feeding at night, it will retire to a protected crack or crevice to digest its meal. If that resting place happens to be in your luggage or other personal effects, the insects will be transported with them. They may not travel great distances – just to the office and back, perhaps – but each venture outside their usual territory gives the Bed Bugs another opportunity to establish itself.
At home, our increased use of central heating and air has also helped Bed Bug populations to grow. By keeping our houses at a constant, comfortable temperature, we’re inadvertently providing the optimum environment for the highest rate of Bed Bug reproduction.
Other wider environmental factors, such as the ban on DDT and other organochlorine pesticides for example, have also helped Bed Bug populations to increase dramatically.
With so many reported outbreaks of Bed Bug cases at home and abroad, it’s time to take action to protect your own home from Bed Bug infestation. Before it’s too late...
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