Why Weather Has No Impact On Bed Bug Populations◀ Back To Blog
September 15, 2017
Do you think that most bugs will die off after summer when the temperature drops? It can be true for some insects, but that is not the case with bed bugs!
Bed bugs are not only nearly impossible to see and very evasive, they are extremely hardy buggers that are increasing in numbers each year. Want to know more about them? Did you know that they can live just about anywhere, and it doesn’t matter to them how clean or dirty a house or business is? Fancy hotels, dirty dorm rooms, expensive limos and filthy cabs, it doesn’t matter at all to bed bugs. They are just looking for their next blood meal, namely, humans or pets. They like the city, the country and everywhere in between, so don’t think that moving can solve your bed bug problems. Once they find a host to feed on they will continue to return to that host and leave little bite marks that can be red, raised and itchy. They are really good at feeding without waking their sleeping victim. That is because they have a saliva that works like and anesthetic, making it painless to the human or pet being fed upon. Then the bed bugs will take around 5-10 days to digest their blood meal. While they are digesting they will mate and lay more eggs. This process makes them harder to find around a home or business. They also can survive for over a year without a blood meal.
Here’s the kicker though, the weather has no impact on bed bug populations at all! They can withstand temperatures from up to 120 degrees down to 30. This is why you need a professional pest control service to manage actual or potential bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs in or around your home or business in many New York Counties don’t stand a chance if you enlist the help of Thomas Pest Services. Even though bed bugs are known as the most difficult pest to treat, we have effective solutions to take care of all types of bed bug infestations. You can find us servicing the Albany, the Capital District and the Adirondack regions.
Our treatments options range from a variety of methods including heat treatments, mattress encasements and insect interceptors. We can get rid of all stages of bed bugs from egg to adult successfully in homes and commercial facilities alike. No job is too big or too small; we just want to help you to maintain a bed bug free property.
Give us a call at Thomas Pest Services today to resolve your bed bug problems.