How to Keep Bed bugs Out

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Exterminators in Attleboro Massachusetts and other places in the U.S. treat pest control very seriously. In a state where they experience four seasons, the weather has a direct impact on seasonal pest control. Winter brings different species of mice and rats; spring brings ticks, termites, spiders, ants, and many more. Summer brings mosquitoes, ants, termites, ticks, rodents, wasps, hornets, and spiders; fall brings spiders, ants, termites, and ticks. However, bedbugs are year-round pests.

“Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” Many of us have heard this nursery rhyme that fostered awareness of the several centuries of war on bed bugs. By the 1970s, many countries have imposed a restriction on the use of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane or DDT, one of the most effective pesticides against bed bugs. DDT turned out to be ecologically toxic.

As time went by, bedbugs became immune to other chemical treatments and as global travel became increasingly popular, people have been inadvertently carrying bed bugs with them from theaters, hotels, and shops. According to the 2019 State of the Bedbug Market Report, exterminator services “generated 14 percent of revenue for companies on average.” 82 percent of companies with experienced pest exterminators offer bed bug services.

Have bed bugs invaded your home? How do bed bug infestation happen and how you can keep those bugs out of your home? Here are some tips and information that could help:

How do Bedbugs Get Into Your Home?

Bedbugs are the size of an apple seed and can crawl into tiny spaces such as the lining of your suitcase or beddings. As mentioned previously, people unwittingly bring bedbugs through their clothes or luggage if they have been to places infested by bedbugs. They breed quickly once they get into your home and DIY methods will not be enough to exterminate them. You would need specific types of pesticide.


The EPA has registered more than 300 products for bedbug control. They fall into 7 classes of pesticides:
·       pyrethrins
·       pyrethroids
·       desiccants
·       biochemicals
·       pyrroles
·       neonicotinoids
·       insect growth regulators

For small enclosures, dichlorvos or DDVP is registered as a pest strip for a very narrow use pattern. Each of the seven chemical classes listed above performs a different type of action.

Professionals are necessary to handle these types of chemicals. Even though you are tempted to do DIY pest control, it is advisable that you leave this job to seasoned professionals. Bedbugs are tough creatures and are difficult to get rid of. According to the EPA, how well a pesticide works depends on the following:

·       the degree of infestation
·       preparation of the area
·       quality and coverage of applying the pesticide
·       extermination of all stages of the life of the bedbug
·       resistance of the bedbug to the chemical
In time, you will see that hiring a professional exterminator is worth every penny that you put out, instead of being frustrated by seeing this type of pest coming back to infest your home. This will also give you peace of mind knowing that your property is safe from damage and your family from inconvenience or potential health problems.

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