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Why Oklahoma Residents Shouldn’t Fight Bed Bugs Alone

May 15, 2019

a small bed bug crawling along the linen sheets of an Oklahoma resident in the dark of the night

How likely are you to pick up a hitchhiker when out and about? For most people, their answer would be, unlikely. Hitchhikers have an aura of uncertainty and, for most people, picking them up is not worth the potential risk involved. One thing you may not know is that bed bugs are hitchhikers as well. The only major difference is that they do not ask for a ride. Instead, they steal them. The question is, will you unknowingly give bed bugs a ride as they come into season this summer?

Factors That Lead to Summer Bed Bug Problems

Because bed bugs are hitchhiking pests, they require assisted movement to travel from place to place. Just like we use cars, buses, and plains to get around, bed bugs use items they can cling to and do the same. The only difference is, they don’t always know where they are going to end up. If they climb into a bag of clothing that is on it’s way to the dump, they are in for an unpleasant surprise. However, if they choose the lucky suitcase that is heading to your bedroom closet, bingo - they have found a place to call home. This is the nature of bed bugs. The more we move, the more they move, hence why summertime is the season when they cause the most trouble. Summer is when everyone is taking vacations,  getting out of their houses, and giving bed bugs the opportunities they need to find new homes.

Difficulties Trying to Handle Bed Bugs Alone

If you have a bed bug infestation, you are most likely already trying to find ways to eliminate them. We can guess how this is going for you, depending on how far along you are in the process. If you have just begun, we guess that you have high hopes that the methods you have found online or at the store will have the intended effect. Unfortunately, these methods don’t always go according to plan. For instance, if you treat your room and bed for bed bugs, did you know that they can still hide from those treatments inside your wall voids? In fact, they can do this for quit some time. Adult bed bugs can live without a blood meal for up to five months. That means you could have false success only to find a resurgence of bed bugs once the treatments wear off or are washed away. After this happens, it is easy to feel defeated. Here at Mid American, the last thing we want is for you to waste your money on solutions that have a high probability of failure and frustration. Instead, we would like to offer our help.

Why Professional Treatments Are Worth It

You wouldn’t trust a stranger to repair your car. You go to the professionals, right? Dealing with bed bugs is the same way. If you want the job to be done right, you contact people who are trained to do it right. Here at Mid American Pest Control, we have trained long and hard so our customers can rest easy, literally. Don’t waste money and stress about iffy solutions. Call Mid American, and get the treatment you and your home deserve.

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