The Horror Story Happening Under Your Mattress
They are built for hiding in cracks and crevices with their slim, flat bodies. They stowaway in luggage and furniture of unsuspecting travelers and migrants. They can produce 3 to 4 generations within a single year, laying 3 -7 eggs per day. They come out at night to silently sip the blood of their human hosts and can take in up to six times its own weight in blood. Chemical bombs cannot kill them and they can live for more than a year without a single meal.
Sound like something from a bad science fiction novel? You may be disgusted to learn that the above is a basic description of Cimex lectularius: the common bed bug.
The resurgence of this blood-thirsty pest has experts in entomology perplexed as to how they were able to make a comeback after more than 50 years, almost impervious to chemical pesticides, leaving the question of how to get rid of bed bugs largely unanswered for close to a decade. And, in part to our mobile society, the spread of infestation has increased throughout the United States, across the South and even here in Georgia.
The science behind the removal of bed bugs seems just as fictional as the pest itself. Again, commercial pesticides have been shown to be ineffective in eradicating an infestation of bed bugs. Often, a combination of methods is required for full extermination. Because each infestation is unique, the technicians and experts at Himalaya Pest Control tailor specific bed bug treatments, for each and every client. Our goal, in every situation, is to completely get rid of bed bugs in your home or office.