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Myth 6: Bedbugs prefer unsanitary, urban conditions.
Bedbugs can be found anywhere….let me repeat…bedbugs can be found anywhere! They tend to be a bigger problem in poorer areas only because they are not treated properly, not because of a cleanliness issue. Bedbugs will gladly show up at the ritziest of places!
Myth 7: Bedbugs travel on our bodies.
Nope, not true! Bedbugs do not like heat, and therefore do not like to hitch a ride on our hot bodies! Bedbugs are more likely to travel on backpacks, luggage, shoes and other items farther removed from our bodies.
Myth 8: Bedbugs transmit disease.
There have been no reported cases of bedbugs transmitting disease to humans to date. They do, however, harbor human pathogens including at least 27 viruses, bacteria, protozoa and more.
Myth 9: We should bring back DDT.
Um, no, definitely not! When the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, most bed bugs were already resistant to it! And today’s populations are even more widely resistant thanks to the use of a new class of pesticides.
Myth 10: You can spray bedbugs away.
Thanks to pesticide resistance, those cans of spray at your local Wal-Mart won’t do the job! Typically, the most effective solutions are fumigation and heat treatments.
And if you think you have a bedbug problem, we have good news for you! Good News Pest Solutions has an answer for you! As a green pest control company, we strive to use minimum risk pest control products and processes to eliminate bed bug infestations.
However, depending on the severity of the infestation, tent fumigation may be necessary. This will completely eliminate the problem without having to throw away expensive bedding and furniture.
We understand your concern and your need for an immediate response to your bed bug infestation. Never hesitate to call and schedule an appointment with one of Good News Pest Solutions subject matter experts. We’re here to help you and will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
To schedule your emergency appointment and resolve your bed bug issues, contact us here or call 941.584.8687 immediately. Let us help you stop these pesky hitchhikers today!