Bed Bug Awareness Part 3 – When Waging War on Bed Bugs, A Swift Victory Is Essential

As we wrap up Bed Bug Awareness Week, let us show you how to detect bed bugs early. Early awareness of the presence of your enemy, the bed bug, can mean the difference between a swift victory and a prolonged war. As Sun Tzu taught us, a prolonged war will exhaust your strength and resources. And so we bring you Part 3, the final in our Bed Bug Awareness Week series, to teach you the art of early detection of bed bugs.

According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs lay one to five eggs in a day and more than 500 in a lifetime! With rapid reproduction rates like these, they can quickly infest a home or business once introduced. A prolonged war with this formidable foe can mean emotional stress, high expense and even loss of property for the homeowner or loss of business for the business owner. Therefore, early detection of bed bugs is critical to avoid a long, drawn out battle with these blood suckers.

One of the biggest problems when it comes to an infestation is that the bed bugs go undetected until the infestation is wide spread. This makes treatment and eventual control that much more difficult to attain. But fear not fierce warriors, you can detect an infestation before it gets out of control. Regular inspection of top bed bug hiding areas is helpful to early detection, but utilizing an ongoing monitor can be even more effective. We can arm you with the weapons to tip you off to an infestation!

Much like a moat protects a castle, a bed bug detection system can be your first line of defense against bed bugs. We built ours by simulating conditions bed bugs consider an ideal hiding place: tight, dark tunneling with rough, woody material. When placed in areas of the room known to be bed bug hiding spots you significantly increase your chances that bed bugs will be detected early, allowing you to take steps to stop these blood sucking pests before a full blow infestation establishes. Learn more about our BBEDS Bedbug Early Detection System as well as the Slider Bedbug & Insect Trap Monitor on our website.

Understanding where bed bugs hide is really the key to early detection. Utilize the Suggested Placement key (found to the left) to either regularly inspect for bed bugs on your own or to place detection devices, such as ours, that can aid in early detection and monitoring for bed bugs. As Sun Tzu once said, “In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.” Win the war on bed bugs by quickly identifying an infestation and avoiding a long, drawn out battle. Should an infestation be detected in your home, we highly suggest that you work along with a pest professional to gain control. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pest to treat.

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