There are a lot of pests that we deal with in Hawaii. Termites, rodents and cockroaches are some of the most damaging and most frustrating pests we come into contact with, but there is one pest that is considered the least favorite and most unpopular pest in Hawaii: that pest is the bed bug! Here are the many reasons why bed bugs top our least favorite pest list here in Hawaii:
Bed bugs are difficult to locate. They are tiny, about the size of an apple seed. They are also nocturnal, which means they’re searching for a blood meal while you are sleeping. During the day time, they look for inconspicuous places to hide, which can be behind pictures on the wall, behind electrical outlet covers and even inside walls.
Bed bugs can spread easily. People unknowingly transport bed bugs from place to place just by the simple act of traveling. Bed bugs hitch hike along by crawling into the seams of clothing and into belongings and then they are carried into other homes, businesses and across the world. These pests don’t need a passport to travel, they are clever and small, which makes them easy to miss.
Bed bugs are hard to control. Because these pests are so tiny (and their eggs are even tinier!), it can be challenging to locate each and every one for extermination. A bed bug infestation can also be found throughout a room and not limited to the bed. They can be in hidden areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye and they can travel to other areas within a home or business quickly and easily.
Bed bugs BITE! Bed bug bites on humans are one of the first obvious signs that a bed bug infestation is present, but sometimes these bites are mistaken for mosquito bites or other insect bites. These bites are itchy and can swell; constant scratching of these bites can lead to secondary infections as well.
Bed bugs cause stress and can lead to a bad reputation. Although you don’t have these pests because conditions are unclean or sanitation is lax, it can seem that way. People who have bed bug infestations inside their homes may suffer from severe anxiety and when a bed bug infestation is in a commercial property, loss of revenue and tarnished reputations are just a few of the problems that stem from these pests.
How do you know if you have bed bugs? You can look for the typical signs of bed bugs or you can contact Sandwich Isle for pest control in Honolulu to help you find and destroy these annoying pests. Our trained professionals know where to look for bed bugs; we also offer canine bed bug inspections to locate these pests with the trained nose of a bed bug sniffing dog. Should we locate an infestation, our heat treatment for bed bugs is an extremely effective solution to kill all bed bugs (and their eggs) inside a home or facility.
Although bed bugs in Hawaii are very unpopular, the Honolulu exterminators at Sandwich Isle can help you find and eliminate these pests quickly and discreetly. For more information on our bed bug control solutions for your Hawaii home or business, please contact us today.