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How To Kill Bed Bugs Like A Pro

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Bed bugs are very complex organisms. People struggle to get rid of them because they do not know enough about bed bugs, and are not properly treating for them. Reintroduction is also very common which can complicate control. Education is the key to any successful bed bug control plan. People often rush into the elimination process and end up complicating the issue. Treating your home for these parasites is an extremely detailed process. If you are not prepared to educate yourself before taking action; then we recommend that you call an exterminator immediately. This is not something that can easily be solved by purchasing a product and spraying it. Likewise throwing your bed on the curb will do little good. …

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Bed Bug FAQ

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Where Did Bed Bugs Originate? Cimex lectarius has a known origin of 2 million years ago in Saudi Arabia. They are thought to have developed from the bat bug, Cimex pilosellus. Both species rarely interbreed, coexist on the same host, or change their primary host from bats to men or vice versa. During the caveman era, it is thought that bat bugs descended onto neanderthals living in caves. Over time they adapted themselves to feed primarily on humans. To find out more about the bed bug genome click here to view Dr. Booth’s website. Why Did Bed Bugs Go Away? These parasites were prolific until we began using DDT on them. This nearly wiped away their existence. Our past practices …

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New Bed Bug Pheromone Trap Planned For 2017

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According to information provided at the 2016 Global Bed Bug Summit; there is reportedly a prototype currently being developed by the Scott’s/ Miracle-Gro Company for a bed bug pheromone trap. Planned to be released in 2017, this innovative monitoring device is expected to surpass our current line of bed bug monitors in efficacy and affordability. Pheromones Sex Signals While most insect pheromone traps use sex pheromones, the new trap will not. In fact, female bed bugs do not give off sex pheromones. These insects breed through the process of traumatic insemination. The male reproductive organ is a sickle-shaped paramere that pierces through the female’s exoskeleton. Sperm is directly injected into her abdominal body cavity. Female bed bugs get significantly injured …

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Bed Bug Prevention Tips

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Bed Bug Prevention: Is It Worth Doing? Do you know one person who practices bed bug prevention that never had bed bugs before? Most people do not see bed bugs as a threat to their daily life until they encounter them. The Cleveland-Akron region has the third largest recorded bed bug population out of the major U.S. cities, as of 2016. It is likely that you will be exposed to bed bugs at some point in your life. When that time comes, will you bring a reproducing female inside your home? Will it be introduced into an ideal living situation? It is an ideal time to practice bed bug prevention at your home. None of Lakewood Exterminating’s customers have had …