Bed bugs are a common household pest that can be dealt with by your Broken Arrow exterminator. Bed bugs are a blood feeding insect that feed upon us when we’re most vulnerable. They enter our beds at night and suck the blood out of our veins when we can’t defend ourselves. These insects thrive on our blood and must have it in order to continue their lifecycle. Bed bugs can cause you to lose sleep. They lie heavily on your psychologically and cause large rashes and itchy bumps. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bed bugs, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminators could do to keep them from being in your home.


Bed bugs are a distant relative of another insect known as the bat bug. Most people can’t tell the difference between the two. Bat bugs thrive on the blood of bats. Bed bugs on the other hand thrive on our blood. It’s believed that back when we were caveman, and we slept in caves, bats roosted above us. These bat bugs were feeding upon the bats when some of them crawled down the side of the walls and started feeding on us. These rogue bat bugs became the common bed bug that we deal with today.

Throughout history, we’ve seen evidence that bed bugs have been with us forever. The ancient Egyptian‘s, and Romans had writings about them. The medieval times had spell books to use these insects as an ingredient in their potions and spells. Even cave paintings show drawings of these insects feeding upon people as they sleep. They thrive on us and attacked us often, up until the 1940s. At this time a new pesticide showed up known as DDT. DDT killed just about everything. People would actually douse their mattresses, sheets and pillows with DDT in an effort to get a rid of bed bugs. It was extremely effective. Unfortunately, it was found out these kinds of pesticides were carcinogenic. Once this was discovered, the use of these pesticides were discontinued and bed bugs have had a resurgence ever since. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with bed bugs.


There are many over-the-counter solutions that can be purchased in an effort to eliminate bed bugs. Unfortunately, these insects are very good at adapting to different kinds of pesticides and control practices. One of the most used pesticides against bed bugs were a family of pesticides known as pyrethrins. This is a family of pesticides that’s from derivative a natural occurring pesticide known as pyrethrin that’s found in chrysanthemum plants. It was used against bed bugs often throughout the 1990s, and they eventually developed an immunity to this pesticidal family. Most of the over-the-counter solutions that you can find are a derivative of this pesticide. Because of this, that means that most of the over the counter solutions are ineffective at best. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with bed bugs.

If you’re having issues with bed bugs, or any other parasites, it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bed bugs or any other insects. Check out our reviews! We service the greater Tulsa area, including Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turkey, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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