This week we take notice and spread the awareness for Bed Bugs. The whole purpose of Bed Bug Awareness Week is to empower home and business owners to prevent bed bug infestations from taking root.
Bed bugs are hitchhiking bugs that like to come home with you from vacations, however, there is also a risk of them finding you at home. Sometimes, we even misidentify these bugs when we see them. When we do not recognize the threat, we become a carrier for these bugs strengthening the risk of carrying them into our own homes.
During Bed Bug Awareness Week, consider sharing the following bed bug facts with your friends and family on social media:
- Bed bugs are not just found in hotels and motels. They have been found in libraries, movie theaters, taxicabs, daycares, college dormitories, and more. While you can definitely pick up a bed bug infestation while on vacation, be aware that bed bugs can get on you anytime you leave your home.
- You may have heard that bed bugs are too tiny to see, but they aren't. Recognizing a bed bug could alert you to an infestation or help to prevent an infestation from coming home with you. If you see a pale bug with a bright red abdomen, six legs, and two antennae on your skin, it is probably a bed bug. Use a piece of clear tape to trap it for closer inspection.
- Bed bugs lay their tiny white eggs in cracks, crevices, creases, and other hidden places. These eggs are 1 mm in length and may be in a small batch. A quick inspection of sleeping bags, backpacks, and other objects your kids bring back from a sleepover could prevent an infestation from taking root.
So, there you go. Now you have some sweet bed bug facts to share during Bed Bug Awareness Week, which starts today June 4th. Just remember to always call a professional when bed bugs appear. These insects are extremely difficult to get rid of and DIY bed bug treatments can be dangerous and do not get the job done right. If you live in the New York area, you can trust A&C Pest Management to help you get complete control of those tormenting pests. Give us a call at 516-683-8376 or email us a picture of your suspected bed bug at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be there to help you out!