Bed Bugs in Surprise, Arizona? Absolutely. Bed bugs are found worldwide and have long been a problem in developing countries. More recently they have spread rapidly throughout much of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other areas of Europe. They can be found anywhere people inhabit and sleep – from a 5-star hotel to a camping tent. They’re not picky and cleanliness doesn’t play a large role in determining where they will set up shop. Homes, apartments, shelters, hotels, buses, trains, movie theaters – it’s all the same to the bed bugs. They hide in cracks and crevices, wall voids, electrical outlets, behind baseboards, headboards and just about anywhere close to where we sleep. The mattress, box springs and pillows are a favorite hiding spot because it’s so close to dinner.
There is some good news: bed bug bites do not generally pose a health issue. Scratching the bites and not keeping them clean can, however, be a problem. There are some folks who have an allergic reaction to bed bug bites and may require medical attention. Bites can take days to show up which may make it difficult to determine where the bites occurred – especially when traveling. Bed bugs are easily transported on the human body and hair, clothing, suit cases, boxes – any place they can hide out and hitch a ride.
Bed bugs are difficult to treat for because of their ability to hide in places that are hard to access. Also, treating the mattress, box springs, pillows and personal items is undesirable, making them even harder to control. Heat treatment has become more and more popular among professional exterminators as the heat will permeate into all of their hiding places so there is little to no chemical usage involved. One of the biggest problems with bed bug control is that folks often go back to the same places and bring more back with them after the problem has been eradicated. It’s really a must to figure out where you’re getting them and to not go back there in the future.
We can also handle all of your bugs, termites and weeds, too!