Bed Bugs… An Unfortunate Inevitability
Have you ever found yourself scratching after a night’s rest? Maybe your furry friend brought some fleas into your bed, maybe some mosquitos got a little too friendly with you at yesterday’s BBQ, or maybe your new laundry detergent is causing some irritation. However, there’s a good chance that itch is from a culprit no one wants to admit — bed bugs.
According to the National Pest Management Association, 1 in 5 Americans have experienced a bed bug infestation either in their home or while traveling. With more people renting their homes/apartments, populating urban areas, and relying on public transportation than ever before, that number is expected to rise.
There’s long been a secret shame about bed bug outbreaks; that a person experiencing an infestation is dirty, stays at low-rate hotels, doesn’t keep a good home, etc. However, the fact of the matter is that bed bugs can happen to anyone, anywhere. Buying second-hand furniture, bringing luggage into a hotel, riding the bus, or visiting an infected friend’s home can all transmit bed bugs.
Bed bugs are prevalent in all 50 states, can live in nearly any climate and temperature, and can survive many months without feeding. One bed bug alone can lay over 500 hundred eggs in its lifetime — quickly turning a little exposure into a big problem.
How to Kill Bed Bugs… Time, Money, and Persistence
So what happens if you find your body covered in those little irritating red welts known as bed bug bites and you lift your mattress or sofa to discover a bed bug infestation in your home? A whole lot of work lies ahead.
You call the exterminator or pest control specialist, strip and launder your sheets, declutter the area, wash your clothes, and plan your entire schedule around a 4-6 hour period in which to get you, your family, and your pets out of the house to safely do a bed bug bomb. This takes up your valuable time, drains your pocketbook, and exposes the environment and your home to harsh chemicals — talk about an inconvenience. There has to be a less stressful solution to this problem!
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Pest Beware Bed Bug Traps provide a natural, environmentally-friendly, and pesticide-free answer to the threat of bed bugs. With a rough outer surface, an inner chamber, and a bright white design, bed bugs and other pests are deterred and easily detectable. Simply place the Pest Beware Bed Bug Trap coasters under the legs of your bed frames, your couches, your futons, etc. and enjoy pet-safe, eco-friendly, protection and detection of bed bugs and pests in your home.
Bed bugs may be common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive about prevention and be prepared. Protect your home and loved ones with Pest Beware Bed Bug Traps today!