Bed Bugs Spreading to Theaters, Schools and Office Buildings
Bed bugs are notorious for hiding in mattresses, under baseboards and in luggage. They are most commonly found in places where people sleep, such as dormitories, hotels and campsites. In recent years, however, bed bugs have become more widespread. Hospitals have had embarrassing run-ins with bed bugs, as well as homeowners who unknowingly brought in these blood sucking pests when buying a piece of used furniture. Now, there have been reports of bed bugs showing up in schools, theaters, nursing homes and office buildings.
Exterminators in Los Angeles say that there is no limit to where bed bugs can be found. These exterminators have been called into office buildings, banks, medical clinics and movie theaters, places where we’ve not seen bed bug activity before. With more cautious use of pest control in San Bernardino, the bed bug population has been able to evolve, and these pests have become a regular part of life. For people that believe that bed bugs are only found in places like hotels and homeless centers, think again. It’s important that we’re on the watch for these pests and that we use caution when traveling or visiting public places, even if it’s just the library.
Bed Bugs are Stubborn Pests
Once bed bugs come into contact with a person, they can easily hitch a ride on a coat, a purse, a diaper bag or a backpack. Although bed bugs don’t have wings or long legs to crawl fast, they are very good at hitching rides discreetly. It’s not until they have reproduced and started an infestation that they are identified by the homeowner. By this time, the pests are difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs are resilient; they hatch eggs within seven to 10 days, and they can live for up to a 1 year without food or water.
When an infestation is confirmed, contact a professional exterminator in Orange County immediately. These pests are stubborn in nature, and their ability to live without food and water can make an infestation seem to disappear, when really, it hasn’t. The only good point is that bed bugs are not known to transfer disease. They bite, and the bites can leave behind itchy spots, but other than that, they don’t pose any other threats.