Bed Bug control was perfected in the 1940’s. When Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides and Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) became available to pest management professionals the Bed Bug was wiped from North America. People born after 1945 are unfamiliar with the insect. Since the mid 1990’s, the common bed bug has reappeared and resurged as an important urban pest in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and many other regions.
Bed bugs are highly evolved ectoparasites. They have glands in their heads that secrete anticoagulants and other compounds through their mouthparts to keep the host’s blood vessels dilated. This reduces the blood’s tendency to block the blood flow through the mouth parts.
Bed bugs are now commonly found in schools, hotels, motels, apartments, and condos. Many institutions have bed bugs, as well, including nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, drug rehabs, dormitories, shelter housing, prison, and detention facilities. The transportation sector is also affected including, trains, planes, buses, airport terminals, subway, moving vans, and delivery trucks.
Bed Bugs carry MRSA. MRSA is an antibiotic resistant strain of Staph. MRSA is spread by contact. So, you could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin. Or you could get it by touching objects that have the bacteria on them. MRSA is carried by about 2% of the population (or 2 in 100 people), although most of them aren't infected. Bed Bugs create sores and intense itching. Oozing sores makes good homes for bad bacteria. MRSA can be introduced by Bed Bugs or by human interaction.
We have worked with several people that ended up in the hospital before they reached out to us. Don’t wait, Bed Bugs are serious survivors that don’t go down without a fight. O’Hara Pest Control’s proprietary Bed Bug treatment not only kills Bed Bugs but guarantees that they stay gone.