What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They are visible to the naked eye, but often hide in cracks and crevices in homes and VERY DIFFICULT to eradicate. In the home environment, these nasty little insects actually feed primarily on the blood of humans, usually at night when people are sleeping. While the bites themselves are painless, they can produce large, itchy welts on the skin and activate allergic reactions as well. The typical life span is 10 months and can actually survive without feeding making them even harder to get rid of. Entire buildings in New York City have become infected with the little guys and its very hard to get rid of them for good, Orkin is a leader in bed bug home treatment.
Bed bugs arrive uninvited on clothes, luggage and old furniture without the individuals knowledge, yet they can hide everywhere in a home like in closets, beds, chests of drawers, and in clothing. Once they are there you will notice that you and your family get itchy and embarrassing bites all over the body-and it becomes time to take action. The problem WILL NOT GO away until you take action and usually all fabric items must be carefully and professionally washed and cleaned to truly get rid of them. You can save yourself and your family a lot of pain, annoyance, and embarrassment by getting a professional cleaning of your belongings.
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