Bed Bugs, Mice, or Cockroach problems are one of the most intrusive pest infestations a person can have in their home. In addition to making your skin crawl, mice & cockroaches can cost you a lot of money in food poisoning, material damages, and repairs. Fumigation is a method that requires you to leave your home while a professional fills your house with poison that poisons the pests in the rooms. This method may seem extreme and or expensive, but it’s effective in ridding your home of rats.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects in the genus Cimex that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood; other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (Western United States), and Cimex adjunctus (entire Eastern United States).
The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside beds or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.
A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the adult insects confirms the diagnosis.
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance, governmental bans on effective pesticides, and international travel.
Because infestation of human habitats has begun to increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have also been on the rise.