Posts with the tag: "Bed Bugs"
There are a lot of creatures in Hawaii that didn't start out here. Like all of the other invasive species that now call Hawaii home, bed bugs got here the same way: by boat and by plane, but unlike rats and mice, they didn't stowaway in a cargo area. They also didn't come inside coffee beans, like the coffee borer beetle, or inside lumber products, like the termite. This pest prefers to be up close and personal./pest-identification/profile/bed-bugs
June 7-13 is bed bug awareness week (BBAW). Why make a special week for bed bug awareness? Because this is a very special bug. It doesn't chew through your exterior walls. It doesn't crawl in under your doors. This is a bug that hitches a ride on humans. And the easiest humans to hitch a ride on are humans that are unaware. Thus, the Professional Pest Management Alliance is spearheading a campaign to inform the public. Here is a list of bed bug facts they would like you to know. Feel free to tweet them on social media. Use the hashtag #BBAW so we can all coordinate our efforts.
Bed bugs are a problem no matter what part of the country you live in, even if you live on the beautiful the islands of Hawaii. Bed bugs have made a comeback in the last decade and they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Because of this, it is important to know what bed bugs are and how to get rid of them so that you can protect yourself, your family and your home from these persistent pests.
Bed bugs aren’t the kind of pest problem where you just wait a little while and they might go away. In fact with bed bugs, if you just wait a little while, you will have more, as they reproduce quickly. The possibility of bed bugs leaving your home on their own is slim to none, unless you vacate your property, possibly for longer than a year. Since that’s not going to happen, the very best way to get rid of bed bugs to is to act as soon as it becomes obvious there is a problem.