Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

You know the saying, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Well, what if you wake up with itchy bites, see black spots on your bed linens, or worse, notice the small, flat, oval and wing-less bugs on your bed? Don’t panic. You’re not the only one with this problem.

Bed bugs are running rampant across the nation. The problem has grown to epidemic sizes, especially in all major cities and international hubs. And the premise that bed bugs are a sign of a dirty, messy home is simply not true.

“We get calls every day from people who have bed bugs, some of whom are ashamed to admit it,” said Richard Lee of Islander Pest Solutions. “We explain to them how easy it is to get bed bugs. Anyone can get them.”

People can unintentionally pick up bed bugs from high-traffic, public areas such as movie theaters, restaurants, public transportation, libraries, hotels, airports and even second-hand furniture stores. Bed bugs hitch rides on clothes, purses, bags, luggage, boxes and back-packs, and spread to places like your home.

If you discover bed bugs or see evidence of them in your home, seek help immediately. The longer you wait to treat the problem, the more likely the infestation will increase and spread to other areas of your home. Bed bugs are not known to transfer any type of diseases to humans, but they need a constant supply of blood meals in order to grow to adulthood. This process usually takes five to eight weeks. In an 18-month life span, an adult female can produce up to 500 eggs.

Fortunately, the bed bug specialists at Islander Pest Solutions know exactly how to treat an infestation. Their philosophy is to treat the entire home or apartment, not just the single room or area where you believe the problem is occurring. Bed bugs are rarely contained to one location and eventually spread to other rooms throughout a home.

Islander Pest Solutions uses a combination of steam and EPA-registered chemicals specifically targeted to eliminate bed bugs. Steam is applied to all types of surfaces including, but not limited to: mattresses, box-springs, futons, head-boards, pillows, sofas, chairs, recliners, desks and drawers. Even electrical outlets near the infestation are checked for hidden bed bugs and treated. The initial treatment usually takes at least two or more hours to complete, depending on the size of your home. Weekly follow-up inspections are performed after the initial treatment to ensure the infestation has been eradicated.

Remember, prevention is the key to avoiding re-infestation, so be aware of your surroundings and check your clothing, bags, furniture and suitcases for signs of bed bugs.

Call Islander Pest Solutions for a free estimate and be sure to ask about its holiday specials.

ISLANDER PEST SOLUTIONS
contact // 487-3936
address // 98-138 Hila Place #12
web // www.islanderpestsolutions.com