Bed bugs are an issue that you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can deal with together. These insects are blood feeders that feast upon us when we least expect it. Bed bugs attack us in the middle of the night while we’re sleeping and most vulnerable. Because of this, they can be extremely psychologically damaging to you and your loved ones. You shouldn’t have to sleep in the same bed with a parasite that’s going to victimize you. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bed bugs, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to stop them from feeding on you and your family.


Oh, we’ve had bed bugs as long as we have been around on the planet. Scientists have found  cave paintings depicting bed bugs alongside ancient caveman. We have writings from the Egyptian‘s, and the Romans, both speaking about bed bugs and basic remedies for their bites. During the middle ages we have Spells that used crushed bed bugs as a part of their ritual. 

Most entomologists believe that bed bugs are actually a not so distant cousin to another insect known as the bat bug. Bat bugs look almost exactly the same as bed bugs and feed on the blood of bats. It’s believe that when we were living in caves, some of these bat bugs were feeding upon bats roosting above us. Some of them made their way down the walls and started feeding upon humans, becoming the modern day bed bug. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with these insects.


In the 1940s these insects almost went completely extinct. A new pesticide showed up on the scene. It was known as DDT. This miracle chemical was able to wipe out just about any kind of bug it was applied to. People took DDT and doused their mattresses and sheets down in the chemical, eradicating bed bug infestation’s almost overnight. But unfortunately, the miracle cure soon turned out to be too good to be true. It was found that DDT was a carcinogenic. Because it cause cancer, the government was swift to move in and take this chemical off the shelves. Before they did, bed bugs almost went completely extinct. Ever since then, they have been making a comeback, and getting stronger and more numerous every year. We have more infestations and more treatments necessary year after year. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with bed bugs.


While there are many over-the-counter solutions for taking care of bed bugs, it’s important that you not be fooled by a magic cure that will be near ineffective against bed bugs. Most of the over-the-counter solutions are pyrethrin pesticides. This family of pesticides is a very safe formulation. They were used extensively against bed bugs with a lot of success back in the 90s. The bed bugs are very good at developing immunity to different kinds of pesticides. They developed in immunity against this one as well and now these pesticides are almost completely ineffective. Check out our reviews!

If you’re having issues with bed bugs, or any other pests, then its time to contact a Broken Arrow pest control company that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with bed bugs, or any other insect. We service greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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