Bed bugs are a threat to our sleep and peace of mind that can be eliminated by your Tulsa exterminator. Bed bugs are a blood feeding parasite that feed on our blood. They will hide in the seams of your mattress and the frame of your bed, waiting for you to fall asleep so that they can attack. These insects love to set up shop anywhere you are in your home. They are often very difficult to eliminate because they are found in places that are very sensitive to us. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bed bugs, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to eliminate these insects.
BED BUG HISTORY AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
What many people don’t know is that the bed bug was almost extinct at one point. Back in the 40’s, a new miracle pesticide came on the scene called DDT. This pesticide wiped out everything including the bed bug. People would soak their sheets, mattresses and pillows in this chemical resulting in almost complete extinction of the bed bug. Then scientists discovered that this chemical created a situation that caused cancer. Immediately DDT was taken from the shelves, and from that point on the bed bug has had a resurgence. Every year we get more calls for bed bugs.
Before the 1940s, we can trace bed bugs all the way back to the beginning. It’s believed that bed bugs are related to the bat bug. Bat bugs are also a blood feeding parasite the feed off the blood of bats. It’s believed that caveman slept underneath these bats and these bat bugs made their way down the walls and started feeding on humans. The ones that started feeding on humans became the new species of bed bug. We have writings from many different ancient civilizations writing about these insects attacking different people in different times. Egyptians, the Romans, even the dark ages had plenty of these insects. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with bed bugs.
WHY ARE BED BUGS SO HARD TO GET RID OF?
The reason that bed bugs are so hard to eliminate is because they are just so close to us. The only food source that they can have is our blood. While they can survive off of the blood of other mammals, such as dogs or cats, they can’t actually go through their lifecycle feeding off of this kind of blood. They have to have human blood. This puts them in a position where they are in our beds and mattresses. This is also where we tend to wear the least amount of clothes and have the most skin to mattress and sheet contact. Using harsh chemicals here that would wipe out these insects quickly would also pose a health risk to us, and our loved ones. So the right amount of pesticide at the right dosage is imperative.
If you’re having issues with bed bugs, or any other pests, then it’s time to call a Tulsa exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control we are experts at dealing with bed bugs. Check out our reviews! We service the greater Tulsa area, including a Owasso, Turley, Coweta, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!