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BED BUGS IN FLORIDA

Bed bugs are sweeping across the country. For the better part of a century, Americans have lived in the comfort of knowing that the pests were almost completely eradicated. Following major spraying operations in the years following World War II, the United States freed itself of most pests, with just a few hardy species remaining. But bed bugs appear to be enjoying a massive, nationwide return.

Most reports of bed bug infestation have occurred in major cities, particularly those in the country’s densely populated East Coast. New York City and Philadelphia are considered epicenters of the bed bug crisis, with hundreds of private apartment complexes hosting the parasites and a series of major hotel chains and commercial buildings falling victim to the ultra-hardy annoyances.

For the most part, Florida has been able to escape the bed bug plague. Due to its relative geographic isolation and the state’s large pest population, regular spraying and elimination efforts have removed most major insects from Florida’s homes. But in between the common roach infestations, nasty bed bugs are popping up left and right, and spreading between buildings at an alarmingly rapid pace.

Major cities in the state have reported sporadic outbreaks, with hotels in Fort Lauderdale and Miami forced to temporarily close due to the parasitic pests. Outbreaks in private residences have been rare and lacking in any specific infestation patterns, indicating that the major pests are likely arriving on city streets due to international travel and short-term visitors.

Either way, the bugs are a major annoyance for Florida’s permanent population, an irritating pest for its annual traveler load, and a giant threat to the state’s lucrative tourism industry. While authorities have yet to implement official measures similar to those seen in New York City and other areas that are affected by the bugs, it remains a possibility in many major commercial and residential centers.

We’ve outlined the origin and spread of bed bugs in Florida below, along with a detailed list of the bugs’ most probable targets. If you’re concerned about a possible infestation or merely planning to take preventative measures, please use our detailed guide to diagnose and treat any potential issues.

When did bed bugs become such a visible pest in Florida?

Florida’s bed bug ‘entry date’ is difficult to pinpoint. The state, along with many other regions in the country, has seen a significant increase in the amount of international tourists visiting its shores over the last decade. Travel industry analysts have pointed to the increased wealth of many Asian nations as a potential reason for the increase in international arrivals – news that’s very good economically.

But the increase in international arrivals also allows for the arrival of bed bugs, many of which are believed to have originated overseas. The United States had all but completely eradicated the pests during the latter half of the 20th century, but they appear to be back with a vengeance. Scientists are skeptical to blame any one group for their return, although international travelers do fit the bill.

Unlike cockroaches, ants, and ticks, bed bugs tend not to thrive in messy environments. The bugs don’t require spilt food or messy areas in order to live, and they certainly aren’t attracted to mold or unsightly rotten flooring. Instead, they require human blood for feeding and nutrition – something that can provide them with health and energy for up to twelve months per feeding session.

It’s this nutritional hardiness that’s made them such a pain to eradicate. Heavy spraying of DDT and other chemicals forced the bugs out of Florida in the early 1950s. But with the high-power chemical now banned and alternative solutions relatively ineffective, eliminating the bugs is proving difficult. Add in Florida’s high tourist turnover and you’re left with a major potential bed bug disaster.

The first modern reports of bed bug infestations can be traced back to a University of Florida news publication, which suggested that the bugs have been appearing in small quantities since 1999. The numbers today are significantly more shocking than those hinted at in the original article, though – about thirty times as many calls are answered today as there were in 2001, just nine years ago.

How are bed bugs spreading through Florida’s major cities?

Travel is considered the number one reason for the rapid spread of bed bugs. Florida’s status as a tourism haven has made bed bug transfer fairly straightforward and rapid, as tourists flock to the city in order to soak up sun and enjoy its collection of luxury hotels. As the bugs don’t favor low-end accommodation or messy areas, it’s equally likely to catch bed bugs in a high-end hotel.

A recent news report in Miami has highlighted the problem fairly well.  The Marriott Hotel – one of the city’s most well-known and prestigious addresses – has been infested with the bugs for months, with guests complaining and some even going so far as to file a lawsuit. As the bugs are invisible in the daytime, it can be highly difficult for cleaning staff to locate and eliminate them.

Then there’s the city’s large hostel industry, catering to thousands of low-budget tourists on a daily basis. With sleeping density significantly higher than that found in a hotel and a clean-later policy structure, bed bugs can often go unnoticed for weeks at a time in a hostel. Cleanliness is not one of the bugs’ major preferences, although they’re often hidden in the creases of an older mattress.

Residents that holiday elsewhere in the United States are also at risk of bringing the parasites back to Florida. New York City – one of the nation’s most popular tourist locations – is considered the epicenter of bed bug activity in the country. Other major tourist draws such as San Francisco and Los Angeles are bed bug hotspots, leading many Floridians to inadvertently bring them home.

Finally, the state’s large student population may be contributing to the spread of bed bugs. With one of the country’s most advanced university networks, Florida acts as a temporary home for thousands of young adults annually. As students travel back and forth between their dormitories and homes in other states, the chance of picking up and carrying bed bugs increases on an exponential basis.

Florida depends on tourism. Could bed bugs threaten the industry?

Bed bugs do have the potential to threaten Florida’s hotel and tourism industry. As the bugs are most common in high-turnover rooms and oft-used bedding, the state’s numerous large hotels are thought of as high-risk breeding grounds for the bugs. A single outbreak can trigger lengthy problems, with some hotel owners opting to close indefinitely in order to completely remove the pests from rooms.

The negative effects of bed bugs are visible on three levels. The first is their impact on public health and morale. While the parasites are not known to transfer diseases, their bites are painful, itchy, and highly unpleasant. The stigma associated with the pests is also a major risk for residents, as the bugs can be one of the most frustratingly persistent creatures when it comes to removal and spraying.

Secondly, the negative press associated with a bedbug infestation can be enough to close a hotel on its own. The Hilton and other major chains have been affected by the bugs over the past five years, paying out millions of dollars in order to eliminate the pests and regain their brand. While bookings are stable in Florida right now, a major outbreak could compromise the hotel industry’s revenues.

Finally, the bugs represent a major risk for Florida’s hotel financiers, largely due to their fear of any litigious involvement. Hotel chains and residential building boards have been successfully sued due to the bugs’ presence in the past, particularly in the case of repeated infestations. If the bed bugs are not under control in Florida’s hotels, litigation and extensive lawsuits could become a major issue.

Bed bugs in the Orlando Metropolitan Area

Bed bugs have been reported in the Orlando area, particularly at hotels frequented by package tours and other short-term tourists. As the city is one of Florida’s most prominent tourist locations, it may end up playing a major role in the state’s fight against bed bugs and their anti-business potential. A single major case has been reported in the last twelve months, from the Disney Hotel in Orlando.

Other isolated reports have occurred, although most tend to be of a small scale and few involve recurring infestations in a single building. While the bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove from a residential building – particularly one in a shared apartment complex – Orlando’s largely house-based population has yet to see outbreaks on a similar scale to New York or Philadelphia.

Bed bugs in the Miami Metropolitan Area

Miami has been at the center of several bed bug reports over the past twelve months, including a recent story on outbreaks in local college campuses. Keeping in line with scientists’ theories that student moving patterns could prompt the bugs to return, a number of universities in the Miami region have reported bed bug cases around student breaks, returns to class, and major holidays.

This report from the a Miami-based student newspaper explains the cases in greater detail. While bed bug cases have occurred in Miami over the past few years, the city is home to relatively few major infestations and rarely appears in nationwide bed bug reports. As usual, guests should use common sense when staying at hotels – check sheets, mattresses, and pillows for bed bug traces.

Bed bugs in Jacksonville

Outbreaks have been fairly rare in the Jacksonville region, although isolated infestations continue to attract the attention of local media outlets. Bed bugs have been found in several housing complexes throughout the city, including a series of ‘repeat offenders’ – buildings that have been found to house the pests despite repeated spraying efforts and occasional anti-pest heat treatment.

The First Coast News has reported recently on the psychological damage that bed bugs can cause to residents, particularly those that are forced to deal with a recurring infestation. Unlike major centers of tourism such as Miami and Orlando, the vast majority of reported cases in Jacksonville are from suburban homes, dense inner-city housing buildings, and commercial office spaces.

Bed bugs in the Tampa Area

While bed bugs are not a major issue in the Tampa area, the pests have been present in some form since early 2005. A five-year-old article mentions the parasites and goes into detail on how they’re moving from home to home in Tampa – in unwashed clothes, ‘new’ furniture, and even in the bags residents use when traveling. Calls for treatment are up in the city, as are suspected infestations.

One Tampa Bay pest control expert has blamed the increase in outbreaks on the banning of high-power chemicals and anti-pest sprays. With DDT – one of the leading anti-bed bug sprays used in the 20th century – now outlawed, the pests are becoming harder and harder to remove. Elimination of the bugs often requires expensive heat treatment – a once-only $1,000 cost for homeowners.

Recent outbreaks in Florida and their potential economic impact

Due to the state’s position as a tourism leader in the USA, local media outlets have had a field day with the recent increase in bed bug infestations. High-profile hotel chains have been quizzed as to their cleanliness, major retail outlets have been scanned, and even exclusive condo developments have come under the radar of local bed bug ‘exposer’ squads, many of whom are news outlets.

However, definitive reports are fairly rare. The Bed Bug Registry does not report any of Florida’s urban areas as danger spots, nor does it list any hotels in the state that should be avoided. Despite the amount of press that bed bugs are getting in Florida, the likelihood of catching the parasites in one of the state’s many hotels is significantly lower than it would be in New York or San Francisco.

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EXPERIENCES WITH BED BUGS

Ever heard the saying, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” before you went to bed?  If you are like most people, the answer is probably a quick yes.  Furthermore, if you have been paying attention to the news in recent years, you have probably noticed quite a few stories about bed bugs.  Bed bugs are nasty little critters that have six legs, hide during the day, and drink your blood at night.  The typical bed bug is a reddish-brown insect that grows to be about 0.2 inches big.  When they bite you, bed bugs inject you with an anticoagulant so that the blood keeps flowing as they drink.  This anticoagulant also contains a numbing agent so that the bedbug victim does not feel it while the bed bug attacks.

While bed bugs are not known to spread disease to humans, they can act as a host carrier and transfer Hepatitis B as well as Chagas’ disease.  Bed bug bites typically affect only the surface of your skin, and are quite itchy and red.  Even if you do not contract a disease from any of the bed bug bites you may have endured, they are nasty little welts that you can usually treat yourself.  However, if you have an excessive amount of bed bug bites, you will definitely want to see your doctor.  You will also want to check with your doctor if you feel that you are having an allergic reaction.

There are several risk factors which can increase your chances of experiencing a and attack.  These factors include the climate, the type of housing you have, and if you live with pets, which are excellent bed bug carriers.  Bed bugs typically thrive in tropical areas, but can be found all over the world.  Bed bugs often travel from climate to climate when they attach themselves to the luggage of travelers.  Bed bugs are also the happiest in apartments and homeless shelters, which have a higher turnover than houses and other types of living quarters.

When traveling, it is important to keep an eye out for bed bug infestations when staying at even the nicest hotels.  You may remember a story in the news back in 2006 in which a woman sued a hotel after she suffered more than 500 bed bug bites.  Leslie Fox, a Chicago woman, sued the Nevele Hotel in Ellenville, New York for more than $20 million after she claims that she was practically eaten alive during her four nights at the hotel.  Fox’s experience is not the only bed bug outbreak in the United States in recent years, as several outbreaks have been documented in New York alone.

In late 2007, there was another bed bug epidemic in New York City, which affected a Park Avenue penthouse, a Central Park West duplex (a $25 million duplex!), a theatre on Broadway, and even an artist’s colony in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  With bed bugs, there is no social separation and they certainly don’t care if you are rich or poor, clean or unkempt.  As long as you have blood, they will drink it.  In 2007, New York City experienced more than 6,800 infestation complaints and thousands of building owners were hit with summonses.

One of the most recent instances of bed bugs in the news was literally in the news – Fox News that is.  In March 2008 it was reported that the Midtown Manhattan newsroom maintained by Fox News had become infested with bed bugs.  Although it did take several weeks, sources at the newsroom have shared with the public that Fox News is now bed bug free!

Aside from bites on the skin in the morning, there are other signs that you may have a bed bug infestation in your home.  You should keep a lookout for small bloodstains on sheets and mattresses, which result from the bed bug bites.  Also, you may see specks of blood behind wallpaper and other areas where the bed bugs may congregate.  You should also look for insect excrement where the bed bugs may hide.  Lastly, bed bugs secrete an oil that has an intense sweet odor.
If you think you might have a bed bug infestation in your home, you will definitely need to have your home inspected either by you or a professional.  It is important to remember that bed bugs are active only at night, so during the day it may be a little more difficult for you to locate them, so it may be beneficial to do the search at night.  When you do inspect your home, be sure to check in mattresses, furniture, bedding, and the crevices of walls.  It is from these areas that the bed bugs will emerge at night to feast on your blood as you sleep and relax.  Waking up in the morning with small bites all over your body is a sure sign you may have a bed bug infestation.

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From Ellis M. in GA-

My wife and I travel a lot and we’ve recently seen a trend of hotels claiming they are bed bug free. I didn’t even know bed bugs were still a problem in this country. But then sure enough, in a hotel in New York, we had a bed bug problem in our room.

My wife woke up in the middle of the night and jumped out of the bed screaming! “Something is crawling on me! Something is crawling on me!” I figured it was he imagination and told her to go back to sleep. She made me turn on the lights and sweep the bed sheets. There was nothing there so we went back to sleep.

A few hours later when we woke up, both of us had welts all over our legs and back. Immediately, I knew it was bed bugs & I called the front desk. They offered to move us to a new room but my wife was convinced the whole hotel was infested. And I couldn’t disagree with her. So we checked out and moved to a new hotel.

I am currently trying to decide if we should seek damages. My lawyer is advising us to sue the hotel for some kind negligence. I will keep you posted with our progress.

My main concern with bed bugs in hotels is that people can carry the bugs in their luggage from hotel to hotel and city to city. I’m glad there are sites like your’s dedicated to education people about bed bugs. It really was a horrible experience and my wife has trouble sleeping in hotels and even in our own house sometimes. She’s paranoid that there are bugs everywhere and I can’t blame her. Unfortunately our jobs require us to travel several times a year. My wife wants to buy sleeping bags and just sleep on the floor at the hotels.

God help us!

Thanks,
Ellis

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From Richard Package in Houston-

I recently moved from San Francisco to Houston.  I was having a house built and in the meantime, I lived in an apartment for three months. The first mroning in the apartment, I woke up with red welts the size of peas all over my legs.  I thought maybe a mosquito had gotten under my bed sheets.  But the next morning I woke up with more red marks on my chest and neck.  These swollen red welts itched like crazy so I applied some Caladryl lotion and the itching stopped.

On the third morning, I woke up and had more bites all over my body.  There were over 300 bites and I had to stay home from work because the itching was so intense that wearing a shirt was almost impossible. I called my doctor and she instructed me to wash all of my bedding and inspect the bed and matress. I did so and found nothing.

So I washed evrything really well and and even slept on the couch for a few days. I didn’t get any more bites on the couch so it was definitely confined to my bedroom or bed. I ended up calling a professional exterminator and he found bed bugs all over our mattress and bed skirt.  I thought bed bugs were a myth…I didn’t know they actually existed. The exterminator got rid of the bugs with some kind of insecticide spray and powder.  $400 later, the bed bugs were gone. The treatment actually worked and we haven’t seen any bed bugs since.

It took me three weeks to return to my normal sleep pattern.  It would take me three hours to fall asleep and I’d wake up itching, sweating and scared even though nothing was in the bed.  What an experience!  I hope I never have to deal with these nasty critters ever again!
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From Emma in Australia-

Over the last few nights now something is biting me all over my body and I think they go inside my ears too as my eyes, ears, arms, legs are getting itchy. Could they be bed bugs biting me?

I feel that something is biting me but can’t see them. Now my left arm has red small red welts smooth and flat. I am scared that they will multiply and that the whole house will be covered with these invisible creatures.

I don’t have a dog but my neighbor has one. I don’t have a cat but there are lots of stray birds at the backyard who I feed every morning. I even cook for these birds. Should I stop feeding the birds. Could they be carrying ticks or bed bugs even?

May be my carpet needs replacement or my house be cleaned from so much dust. I also notice that something is walking in the ceiling at night like a big cat or rat or possum.

Please clear me of my stress of these invisible biting creatures. Over the weekend I will get rid of the books in the lounge and leaving nothing else but the wooden chairs.

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From Pam in New York-

I moved to an apartment in dec. of 05 and within six months something was biting me that I could not see.spent a lot of money trying to get rid of bedbugs and lost all my furniture and clothes! also was mold infested ,like a living hell!! and the worst part is the apartment people told me they were not going to reimburse me for not one thing!

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From Evelyn in Atlanta-

I have very sensitive skin and I told my boyfriend something is crawling and jumping around on me like crazy. Well do I have to tell you what he said? He said I am crazy . I feel them on my face, nose, legs anywhere there is moisture or sweat. Even in my eyelashes!

I am a very clean person but ever since I got some furniture and stuff from my grandfathers and also I moved I feel like their taking me over and my apartment too. This is terrible to say but I feel like they have taken over my home.

I have done almost everything I can to get rid of them but I am still fighting! Can you rescue me from these pesky critters and give me some good advice on how to evict them??? Every time I feel them I look but I cant see anything. Well maybe sometimes a white spot or should I say like a grain of salt. I wish I could see them. Hey if I buy a microscope do you think I would be able to see one? Well thank you for listening to me I am glad someone finally did.

Thank you for all of your support,
Evie

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DOGS USED TO DETECT BED BUGS

Bed bugs are tiny elusive creatures that are very adept burrowers and are extremely difficult to find in certain situations. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is a very difficult task that often requires multiple costly extermination procedures. Even after hiring several companies in an attempt to eradicate bed bug infestations, many people are still plagued with this annoying predicament.

Although they are called “bed” bugs, they frequently hide in various areas surrounding the bed such as furniture fixtures, cracks and crevices in the walls and floors, and even appliances such as televisions and phones. Due to their uncanny ability to reproduce, hide and infest new areas extremely quickly, bed bugs are reemerging in the United States as an epidemic, especially in the northeastern tri-state area.

The Importance of Bed Bug Detection

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of bed bug extermination is the actual process of finding their hiding spots. Even if only a few small colonies are left behind they can quickly reproduce and regrow into a massive infestation within just a few weeks. Thus, proper detection is crucial to the success of any bed bug extermination. Bed bugs will hide anywhere that is in close proximity to a human resting spot such as couches, carpets, closets and any other place that is frequented by humans or animals. If even a small amount of bed bugs are left behind, they can rapidly reproduce and form a massive infestation within a matter of weeks. The only way to completely eradicate a bed bug infestation is to find and destroy every remnant of the bed bug colony.

Bed Bug Detection Techniques

Using manual detection techniques is simply not effective in most situations, as the nits (eggs) can barely be seen by the naked eye. Within days these nits turn into fully grown bed bugs which are able to reproduce and form new colonies. Most exterminators will use magnifying glasses to check all of the usual hiding spots such as furniture, appliances, and clothing. However there are areas such as the interior of walls, floorboards, and electrical appliances that cannot be seen nor accessed using conventional methods. This makes it nearly impossible to find and kill every bed bug, and thus repeat exterminations are often required before even a minimal amount of success can be attained. However, there are ways to maximize the detection of bed bugs, thus minimizing the amount of exterminations and the overall costs required to facilitate bed bug removal.


Using Dogs to Detect Bed Bugs

One of the newest techniques used to detect bed bugs employs the help of our canine companions. Dogs have an extremely adept sense of smell and are able to detect scents that are miles away. In fact, it has even been said that some dogs can smell cancer. It is no surprise then that dogs can effectively smell and hunt down colonies of bed bugs with stunning accuracy. There are companies that train their dogs specifically to detect bed bugs, and thus are able to deliver unprecedented success rates. Although these detection services may cost more than a simple magnifying glass, they can save the consumer hundreds or thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for repeat exterminations.

The Dependability of the Dog

Canines need no introduction when it comes to the power of their noses. Dogs have been used for thousands of years by mankind for their unparalleled sense of smell. It is actually quite shocking that the practice of using dogs to detect bed bugs has only recently become common. Even the smallest colonies of bed bugs can be found within minutes, and property owners can be absolutely certain that when their house has been declared bed bug free by a dog, there are indeed no bed bug colonies left. Instead of waiting weeks for the extermination process to be completed over several attempts, property owners can now rid their homes of all bed bugs within hours. Dogs posses a work ethic that cannot be found in any human being, which stems from a sense of loyalty that has literally been bred into them over centuries of selective breeding. In fact, dogs are capable of effectively sniffing through hundreds of rooms in just a few hours.

Summary

While using dogs to detect bed bugs may seem a bit unconventional and silly, it is actually the bes option by far. This technique is especially useful for individuals that are rushed for times, such as realtor or hotel owners that need to meet an inspection deadline. In many cases the option to wait several weeks for the extermination process to be completed is simply not plausible for many hospitality establishments. In cases where the utmost reliability and speed is essential, dogs are by far the best solution for bed bug detection.

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BEDBUGS IN CHICAGO / ILLINOIS

As another cool Fall hits Illinois, the state has more to contend with than just icy temperatures. One of the United States’ biggest public health problems is beginning to spread to the highly developed state – bed bugs. The small bugs have caused major problems in cities such as New York and San Francisco, and they have the potential to become a major nuisance in Illinois, Chicago in particular.

Bed bugs were almost completely eliminated from the state’s houses in the 1940s and 1950s, as the usage of preventative chemicals increased and the construction of high-density housing took off. In recent years, however, they’ve reappeared due to the weaker chemicals allowed to pest controllers, and a distinct lack of public awareness. Chicago is one of several cities playing part in the boom.

The biggest bed bug centers are, as to be expected, New York City and Philadelphia. As part of the nation’s highly urbanized Eastern Seaboard, the cities attract a great deal of travelers and temporary residents. But unlike New York or Philadelphia, Illinois and its major population centers, despite being a major tourism destination, aren’t exactly close to other populous urban areas.

Nevertheless, the bugs are making a comeback in the state. An article from the Illinois Department of Public Health has highlighted the problem, offering advice to residents that spot the bugs and are facing a major infestation. It’s an unusual occurrence, given that other states have typically acted on the issue after the bugs became a major feature in local media programming and newspapers.

For residents, the proactive release is very much a good thing. While Illinois is facing a major bed bug problem, it’s still years behind centers such as New York City and San Francisco when it comes to their prevalence. The bugs are notoriously difficult to remove, making the early release and any attention building efforts a positive investment. If the state can act quickly, the bugs may not win.

This guide aims to educate readers as to the extent of Illinois’ bed bug problems, the options which residents can employ to remove the bugs, and major outbreaks in commercial buildings. While bed bugs aren’t as much of an issue in Illinois as they are in other states, their presence is certainly one that could lead to major economic, social, and public health problems.

How are bed bugs spreading through Illinois?

Illinois is not a major stopover point for road travelers, although the state’s network does allow for fairly rapid cross-country travel. Most experts have pointed towards Chicago’s status as a traveler-friendly city as a potential cause for the bugs, along with the extreme density often seen in suburbs within the inner city. Public transportation remains a possible location for the bugs to spread.

While news outlets have claimed that the bugs can be found in low-end hotels, they remain just as likely to appear in luxurious resorts or high-end serviced apartments. Travel accommodation is one of several major breeding grounds for the bugs, with high turnover rates making it difficult for staff to detect and remove the pests. Overnight trains and buses are also major infestation sources.

In addition, a number of residents have reported home infestations after purchasing new clothing. Cases of retail infestations have appeared in New York City, and the presence of the pests in retail stores is a potential risk in Chicago. While no major commercial outbreaks have been reported, pest control experts have dealt with infestations in office buildings and major business centers this year.

Finally, the state’s biggest city – Chicago – is a major air travel hub. With O’Hare International Airport servicing hundreds of flights daily, the propensity for bed bugs to spread in hotels is an alarming thought for residents. Long-term tourism destinations are surprisingly not a significant breeding ground for the bugs, but Chicago’s status as a frequent stopover spot puts it at risk.

Public transport and hotels are major sources. Should they be avoided?

Public transportation, particularly inner-city trains, should not be avoided. However, a reasonable degree of caution should be exercised when storing luggage and clothing, and when traveling on a long-distance vehicle. The bugs have been spotted in overnight train carriages and bus seats, and a quick scan of any seams and edges is advised before sitting down and becoming comfortable.

In addition, it’s worth storing any luggage on elevated platforms, particularly those that don’t touch seats or other areas lined with fabric. Most trains provide an isolated storage area for luggage and personal items, though some ask passengers to store it on the seat. If you have no other choice, it’s best to use a plastic suitcase cover to ensure that the bugs don’t reach your favorite possessions.

Which cities are most at risk of bed bug infestation?

News reports have pinpointed Chicago and outlying suburbs as the state’s most problematic bed bug city, although many believe that its prominence in news reports is more due to its size than a major problem. The state’s smaller cities have largely escaped widespread bed bug outbreaks, with isolated infestations having been reported in Springfield, Joliet, and several small cities in the Chicagoland region.

Within Chicago, the most problematic areas are those located within the city’s belt of high-density buildings and urban accommodation. Office buildings have largely escaped any infestations due to regular cleaning and consistent examinations, with residential buildings making up the bulk of any complaints. Callouts have increased significantly in central Chicago over the past three years.

However, despite the significant increase in complaints throughout Chicago, the city isn’t featured on the Bed Bug Registry’s metropolitan outbreak list. With city government taking rapid action on the bugs and residents growing more aware due to outbreaks in other cities, Chicago’s issues with bed bugs may end up being significantly less damaging than those in other major US cities.

What bed bug treatments are available for residents of Illinois?

Residents in the Chicagoland area have access to a wide variety of chemical and heat-based bed bug treatments. The most frequently used is an isolated spray-based treatment, which targets infestations at their source through repeated spraying. While this method is the most affordable and widely used, it requires multiple spraying sessions to prove effective and can often miss hidden bed bug colonies.

Other disadvantages of standard spraying include a significant decrease in the effectiveness of most modern preventative chemicals. With DDT banned and most bed bugs resistant to chemicals, it can often take several spray sessions to see any real effects. Heat-based treatments – which use a heater to bring the home’s ambient temperature to 150ºF – are a costly yet effective extermination option.

Residents of Springfield, Joliet, and other smaller cities have fewer choices when it comes to bed bug elimination. Pest control services in these areas tend to offer less specialized solutions, largely due to the limited demand for bed bug removal services. However, with the prevalence of the pests increasing rapidly, more small-town eliminators are employing heat and spray-based treatments.

What steps can Illinois residents take to avoid or eliminate bed bugs?

Bed bugs are difficult to remove – the best way to eliminate them is to avoid them entirely. When staying in hotels, be sure to check bedsheets and mattresses for any sign of the bugs. A small trail made up of dark moss-like matter can often indicate their presence, as can small blood stains that are left after feeding. If you suspect that bed bugs are in a hotel room, alert management promptly.

Finally, use the steps listed above to avoid picking up the bugs when on long-haul trains and public transportation. While it’s unlikely that bed bugs are living on the L Train, there’s always a chance to pick them up when you visit a dense, frequently used area. Seats, luggage storage areas, and other carpeted sections are frequent homes for the bugs, and should be treated with slight caution.

Bed bugs in the Chicago (and Chicagoland) Metropolitan Area

Several cases have been reported in the Chicagoland area, with bed bug infestation rates increasing dramatically since about 2005. Most outbreaks have occurred in private homes or shared residential buildings, with a growing number of residents contracting the bugs as they spread from a neighbor’s unit. Most cases are dealt to quickly, although some can swell to $10,000 monster eliminations.

Alarmingly, several cases have been reported in the last year of bed bugs appearing in new furniture and refurbished mattresses. A summary from Chicago’s The Grio website has listed the retail stores in question, one of which has subsequently been shut down. Many of the infested mattresses haven’t been properly refurbished or were refurbished in poor conditions – both violations of Illinois law.

Finally, several residents of infested Chicago apartment buildings have filed lawsuits against both their landlords and the building’s management team, claiming that the bugs have caused repetitive injuries and health problems. While most landlords are happy to comply with local regulations for treating the bugs, this may be the only route for tenants that are constantly troubled by the pests.

Bed bugs in Springfield and Sangamon County

While Springfield has not experienced outbreaks on a similar scale to Eastern cities, the bugs are causing problems for residents and hoteliers in the city. Several cases have been documented this year, with residents complaining about the bugs at a higher rate than ever before recorded. While the bugs are typically eradicated quickly with treatment, removal can cost thousands of dollars.

Most bed bug infestations in the city have been based in hotels, with a smaller amount of homes and apartments falling victim to the parasites. Several pest control companies operate in the city, and all offer at least some form of bed bug outbreak treatment. Popular options include routine spraying, a new heat-based ‘home oven’ treatment, and a more expensive home freezing treatment option.

Bed bugs in Joliet and Will County

While there have been few media reports of infestations, Joliet and other Will County towns have experienced some small bed bug outbreaks. The parasites are typically found in hotels, apartments, and other residential dwellings in the area, although several cases have been reported in shopping malls and movie theaters. As the city is largely suburban, pest control treatments are very effective.

As with other suburban cities, the leading cause of bed bugs is international travel, particularly the spread of the pests through luggage and exposed clothing. Residents should take caution in hotels, especially those in bed bug hot spots such as New York City or Cincinnati. Vacuum luggage before returning to your home, and ensure that your clothes are treated if any bugs are spotted.

Recent outbreaks, media coverage, and its economic effects

When compared to other populous states, Illinois’ bed bug problems are fairly minor. Chicago is the third-largest city in the nation, and has experienced only a handful of high-profile cases. While New York has seen the closure of many high-end retail stores – Abercrombie and Fitch, for example – no significant retail clothing outbreaks have been documented in the Chicagoland area.

However, the state is experiencing a problem, and it has the potential to hurt the local economy. The potential fallout from a bed bug infestation is often too much for a hotel to bear, with negative word of mouth coverage spreading quickly via the internet. Hoteliers in Chicago and other Illinois cities are concerned that the outbreaks could grow more frequent or severe – a major blow to business.

The state is taking action on bed bugs, most likely due to the bugs’ rapid spread throughout New York City. A small team of city government employees have been tasked with eliminating the bugs in Chicago, with other small cities following suit in the form of bed bug education and awareness programs. Despite their hardiness, the bugs may not stand a chance in highly prepared Illinois.

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BED BUGS IN CALIFORNIA

While the American press has largely focused on beg bug outbreaks along the Eastern Seaboard, the bugs remain an annoyance for residents of less temperate states such as California and Florida. Due to its large economy, the state’s significant population, and the presence of several of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, California is a major source of bed bug problems in the USA.

The Golden State is home to three of the country’s largest city areas – the Los Angeles Area, the San Diego Area, and the San Francisco Bay Area. With high population densities and a significant dense real estate presence, the cities can be breeding grounds for insects, household pests, and annoyances such as bed bugs, mosquitoes, and small rats and rodents.

It’s a problem that isn’t helped by the state’s fairly warm temperature. South California is one of the nation’s high-risk zones for pest development, owing to its comfortable year-round temperature and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The state’s northern regions are also at risk, although low levels of humidity and a lack of suitable natural space has prevented bed bugs from becoming an issue.

But despite its pest-friendly climate and high-density housing presence, California’s major cities have yet to experience a bed bug outbreak on the scale of those seen in New York City. While the pests are an issue in dense residential communities, the state’s relative lack of high-rise buildings and ultra-dense housing has made the spread of such

How are bed bugs spreading throughout California?

Due to its variable climate, California is home to two major species of bed bug – the more common Cimex lectularius and the warmth-seeking Cimex hemipterus. Both strains are attracted to the warm environments offered in the state, with major apartment buildings and city homes offering a buffet of sites for feeding, living, and comfortable reproduction.

The nation’s bed bug capital – New York City – has experienced significant spreads of bed bugs from one major housing building to another. Due to California’s less dense city spaces, the bugs tend to spread through shared clothing and on public transportation. In dense areas such as inner San Francisco, the bugs can easily spread due to close proximity residential and office buildings.

Hotels, particularly low-end hotels with a less dedicated cleaning presence, are major sources of the bugs. Guests can ‘catch’ the bugs by sleeping in an unclean bed, which can often house millions of the irritating mites at once. Hotels housing bed bug infestations are required by law in most parts of California to alert authorities and use qualified extermination services, although not all do.

How can you prevent the spread of bed bugs in California? Start by researching any potential hotels and accommodation options online before making a booking. Hotels that fail to clean their rooms of bed bugs and other mites often receive negative feedback online. If you run into one, take note of it and search for an alternative place to stay while on vacation or a short weekend break.

When using public transport, be aware that the bugs can ‘leap’ from one target to another. The most frequent cause for infestation is through transfer from dirty clothes to furniture. If your clothes are housing bed bugs and other mites, ensure that they are thoroughly washed before bringing them in contact with any of your home’s objects, particularly fabric and furniture.

Finally, regular cleaning and bug spraying will help prevent the mites from gaining entry to your residence. While California is home to less dense residential buildings than other states, it remains important to keep your home’s major infestation zones clean. Check plug sockets, warm areas that lack ventilation, and air conditioning machines for mites – they could be housing bed bugs.

Which major centers are most at risk for bed bug infestation?

The vast majority of bed bug infestation cases are reported in Los Angeles – the state’s largest city and its most dense metropolitan area. Houses and apartment blocks within Los Angeles County are frequent sites of outbreaks, although they are also served by numerous pest control services. Other counties tend to have fewer reported outbreaks, although they still occur.

Other major population centers such as San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose also have fairly high presences of the pests. Outbreaks have become more common over the past five years – a phenomenon that many people have attributed to the increase in purchases of used goods such as mattresses through eBay, Craigslist, and other online trading services.

California’s major centers have had few bed bug outbreaks over the past sixty years, although the annoying blood-suckers appear to be making a comeback. As the majority of infestations are found within city areas, the use of pesticides and high-power chemicals is impossible. Small towns in the state’s largely arid country are at a lower risk, due to their dryer climate and lower density.

Does California’s unique climate hurt or help bed bugs?

California’s warm climate appears to have a minor impact on the pests – with year-round warmth, it is a particularly alluring state for the bugs. However, most research has indicated that bed bugs can survive in almost any temperature range, giving little credence to the theory that California’s is one of several states ‘destined’ to house the annoyances forever.

However, the state’s position as a tourist hotspot may contribute to the spread of bed bugs. A recent article by Monsters and Critics has pointed to Los Angeles’ large tourism industry as a cause for the spread of such creatures. The easiest way to avoid the bugs is to check hotels before booking rooms online – large buildings infested with bed bugs are typically reported on by local media.

Bed bugs in the Greater Los Angeles Area

A recent report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune claims that bed bugs are back in Los Angeles. An annoyance once eliminated in the early 1950s, the bugs have taken hold of some of the city’s most prestigious hotels and private residences. The surge in reports has placed Los Angeles in the second place for the most reports in the country, following pest control leader New York City.

The paper’s profiled company responded to just 35 calls related to the bugs in 2004. This year, they expect up to 31,000 calls related to bed bugs and residential outbreaks. Council members claim that the increase in bed bug infestations is related to the country’s ban on high-power chemicals such as DDT – one of several anti-pest sprays used in the 20th century to eradicate bugs and cockroaches.

The pesticides used today, particularly in California’s city areas, simply aren’t powerful enough to completely eradicate the bugs. Chemical control laws and other guidelines have made it difficult for pest control companies to eliminate the bugs in a short period of time, with most homeowners and apartment dwellers forced to use long-term removal sprays to fight the unwanted roommates.

Another release from NBC Los Angeles consults Dr. Jerome Goddard, who claims that the bugs have reappeared in the city due to international travel and the limited effects of chemicals. Used furniture remains a major source of the bugs, with student apartments and shared houses typically reporting outbreaks more frequently than other residential areas.

Bed bugs in San Diego Metropolitan Area

San Diego’s city government has released a basic information sheet on bed bugs, explaining their presence in the city and reassuring residents that they are a fairly rare occurrence. While the city’s bed bug presence is smaller than that found in Los Angeles or other large American cities, they are an issue. Fox 5 San Diego reports that bed bug calls have increased over seventy percent this year.

City regulations state that the owner of a dwelling is responsible for the cost of removing bed bugs from apartments, residential homes, and commercial buildings. While infestations tend to spread within a building, there are cases of isolated bed bug outbreaks. The California Landlord Book is one of several resources available to renters dealing with a bed bug infestation.

San Diego, like Los Angeles to the north, is consistently warm throughout the year. While this is a preferential condition for the pests, it is not thought of as a major reason for their presence. Expert exterminators in San Diego have blamed the increase in cases on the lack of high-power chemicals available today. Many of the all-purpose pest control solutions do not effectively kill bed bugs.

Bed bugs in the San Francisco Bay Area

Clean, green San Francisco may not seem like a center for bed bug activity. The city is California’s fourth-biggest, falling behind Los Angeles, San Diego, and nearby San Jose. However, while local authorities have done their best to eliminate the bugs from city neighborhoods, bed bugs remain a major annoyance for residents in San Francisco’s dense and highly populated inner city areas.

The US National Pest Management Association recently named San Francisco as one of the worst cities in the country for bed bug infestations, ranking alongside New York City and major locations in Texas and Washington. The problem has been compounded by the impact of chemicals on pets – something the San Francisco Chronicle hinted at in the recent article.

However, the city appears to be tackling its bed bug problem effectively. Landlord education is one of several measures being implemented to ensure that the problem is solved at its root, along with a series of public programs designed to help tenants locate and report the bugs. San Francisco is one of several large cities battling the bugs, and it appears to be doing fairly well in its fight.

Still, the city’s reputation as a hot spot of bed bug activity has put many residents off recommending its hotels. Community website Bedbug Registry was started and is regularly maintained by Maciej Ceglowski – a resident of the state who first found bed bugs in a central San Francisco hotel. The website catalogs bed bug activity throughout the country, including California’s major cities.

Recent outbreaks, press coverage, and their economic impact

While California is considered a problem state for the pests, they have not has such a large impact on its economy as they have in New York. Los Angeles – one of the most frequently ‘infested’ areas – has managed to avoid the negative stigma attached to New York City. Most hotels are aware that the bugs could become a major problem, and almost all have taken steps to prevent their presence.

The state’s bed bug ‘capital’ is San Francisco, although a series of government measures have made the pests a relatively minor issue on the national level. Landlords are educated as to the presence of bed bugs, and incentives for cleaning and fumigation are available. The city’s hotel industry isn’t in great shape, although that can be attributed primarily to the ongoing financial crisis.

No major commercial outbreaks have been reported, although numerous large-scale outbreaks in housing communities have occurred. The city of San Francisco now has its own $63,000 bed bug ‘fund’ – a resource that is likely to provide subsidized laundry and fumigation services to residents that can’t afford to pay independently. All in all, the state’s approach to bed bugs is quite effective.

Despite its second-place ranking on the nation’s list of ‘bed bug centers’, California appears to have few of the problems found in areas like New York City. The bugs are more easily eliminated due to the lower population density, while retail buildings have reported significantly less problems than those in New York – where several large clothing outlets have been forced to temporarily close.

Our advice? Stay vigilant, remember that the bugs are out there, and check bedding and material furniture before going to sleep in a hotel. Bed bugs are able to penetrate furniture in any type of dwelling, reinforcing the importance of checking before sleep. While California’s bed bug issues aren’t as troubling as those in New York, they have the potential to grow more severe this year.

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BED BUGS INFORMATION

Las farmacias en línea se establecen generalmente con el propósito de ofrecer y gestionar las necesidades y consultas de los consumidores en línea medicinales. Los medicamentos o drogas que estos sitios web ofrecen varían de un exceso de medicamentos de venta con receta, medicamentos, drogas de estilo de vida.

En cuanto a los medicamentos de estilo de vida, una de las más populares entre los hombres y las mujeres de hoy es el medicamento Levitra.

¿QUÉ ES LEVITRA?

Levitra es uno de los muchos tipos de medicamentos con receta de estilo de vida que es básicamente recomiendan para las personas con disfunción eréctil. Un medicamento aprobado por la FDA, Levitra es conocido por ser un medicamento eficaz para el tratamiento de diferentes formas de disfunción eréctil en los hombres. Además de tratar la disfunción eréctil, dicho medicamento con receta también se ha demostrado que mejora eficazmente otros problemas de salud como la hipertensión arterial y la diabetes.

¿CÓMO FUNCIONA LEVITRA?

  • Levitra no tiene restricciones de admisión y se puede tomar incluso con el estómago vacío.
  • Levitra aumenta químico natural de la sangre, monofosfato de guanosina cíclico. Esto asegura un mayor flujo de sangre en el pene de un hombre, lo que dio lugar a una erección exitosa.
  • Levitra se recomienda el uso de una hora antes de la relación sexual.
  • Levitra sólo funciona cuando un hombre está excitado sexualmente.

ALGUNAS PRECAUCIONES ANTES DE TOMAR MEDICAMENTOS LEVITRA

Levitra no se recomienda para aquellos que están tomando medicamentos o fármacos para problemas del corazón y el dolor que contienen nitratos. Cuando Levitra se toma junto con un medicamento de nitrato, ataque al corazón, desmayos, accidente cerebrovascular y, posiblemente, puede desencadenar.

Los hombres que se sabe que tienen antecedentes de problemas cardiacos congénitos y los coágulos de sangre recientes, problemas hepáticos, deformidades en el pene, así como trastorno de la coagulación pueden tener que pedir a sus médicos para un ajuste en su ingesta de dosis de Levitra.

DÓNDE COMPRAR MEDICAMENTOS LEVITRA?

Aparte de las farmacias locales, las farmacias en línea también son la mejor opción para comprar los medicamentos de venta con receta Levitra. La mayoría de las farmacias en línea con licencia que venden medicamentos de estilo de vida ofrecen descuentos en sus medicamentos recetados. Con esto, lo mejor es comparar las listas de precios de las farmacias en línea de perspectiva y buscar el que tiene la tarifa más barata de las drogas de estilo de vida como la calidad de Levitra. Por supuesto, los consumidores deben única orden de compra con descuento y Levitra en las farmacias en línea que están autorizados y registrados para dispensar y distribuir medicamentos de venta con receta.

LO QUE HAY QUE EVITAR AL TOMAR LEVITRA?

Se aconseja a los hombres que deciden tomar medicamentos Levitra evitar las bebidas alcohólicas, para esto puede provocar aún más los efectos secundarios de la droga dicho estilo de vida. Aquellos que están tomando medicamentos Levitra también deberían evitar la ingesta de otros medicamentos para tratar la impotencia.

¿CUÁLES SON LOS EFECTOS SECUNDARIOS DE LOS MEDICAMENTOS LEVITRA?

El uso de drogas Levitra plantea una serie de efectos secundarios. efectos secundarios no graves de Levitra incluyen dolor de cabeza, dolor de espalda, congestión nasal y malestar estomacal. Es imprescindible que deje de tomar Levitra y busque ayuda médica cuando se producen repentinamente repentinos de pérdida de la visión y de la alergia reacciones. Además, los hombres que usan Levitra deben interrumpir la ingesta de dicho medicamento y consulte a un médico cuando se desencadenan las siguientes complicaciones:

  1. La pérdida súbita de la audición
  2. Cambios en la visión
  3. Dificultad para respirar
  4. Pies, manos y tobillos hinchazón
  5. La respiración irregular
  6. Erección del pene dolorosa

El culpable

La mayoría de la gente encuentra chinches (Cimex lectularius) un invitado más desagradable. Estos parásitos son por lo general no más de ¼ de pulgada de longitud en su estado adulto y pueden engullir a sí mismos con sangre humana en menos de 15 minutos haciendo que sus cuerpos para llenar a tanto como tres veces su tamaño normal. chinches completamente llena de sangre se parecen poco a su estado original y, a menudo se piensa que son un insecto diferente por completo.

Las chinches de cama se puede poner entre uno y cinco huevos por día, con un periodo de incubación de 10 días en clima cálido (un poco más largo cuando esté frío). Estos insectos de la cama recién nacidos requieren cinco tomas de sangre importantes para alcanzar el tamaño adulto. Mudarán entre las comidas por el derramamiento de su exoesqueleto. Una madura que comenzará el proceso de poner nuevos huevos.

pueden poner más de 200 huevos durante su vida y la nueva generación de chinches buscarán inmediatamente una comida de sangre y que podrían estar mirando a través de los ojos compuestos hambrientos. Cuando hayan terminado de comer dejan pequeñas llagas que le recuerdan su atracón medianoche.

Hay otros tipos de insectos de la cama incluyendo el insecto palo, el ligero error chimenea y el error golondrina. Todos estos familiares sobreviven gracias a la alimentación de sangre, sin embargo, estos parásitos secundarios prosperan en cualquiera de los murciélagos o aves como sus principales víctimas.

Las chinches se alimentan de la sangre de los seres humanos, pero pueden chupar la sangre de otros animales también. Los pájaros y los ratones son los animales más comunes. Las chinches de cama se alimentan con mayor frecuencia en nocturno cuando la gente está dormida. Cuando se alimentan, inyectan una secreción de saliva en la herida para evitar la coagulación. El líquido puede hacer que la piel de una persona a causa comezón e incluso se hinchan. Rascarse puede causar llagas en la que a menudo se infectan. Las chinches de cama no se conocen para transmitir agentes patógenos transmitidos por la sangre humana.

Un insecto de cama para adultos es de aproximadamente 1/5-pulgadas de largo, de forma ovalada y plana. Son generalmente de color marrón, excepto después de chupar la sangre. Su cuerpo se convierte entonces en cambios hinchados y el color a un rojo oscuro.

gusta esconderse en las grietas y puntos de venta electical en las paredes, detrás del empapelado, zócalos y marcos de cuadros, entre camas y alrededor de los pliegues de colchones y ropa de cama en los materiales. Ellos tienen un olor más penetrante que es causada por un líquido similar a aceite que emiten. Las chinches de cama se suelen llevar a las casas de ropa, maletas, muebles y ropa de cama. O, a veces incluso por los seres humanos.

Las chinches buscan refugio en las grietas y hendiduras. escondites comunes en habitaciones de hoteles y cabinas de cruceros incluyen: pliegues y arrugas en la ropa de cama, costuras, penachos y menos botones en colchones, en pliegues y costuras de cortinas, debajo de papel tapiz suelto, en cabeceras, escritorios, centros de entretenimiento y mesitas de noche, detrás de la moldura de base en la obra montada en la pared, etc.

Usando una linterna para inspeccionar cuidadosamente las chinches. Búsqueda de insectos rastreros, manchas de sangre y excrementos y / o pieles elenco. Confirman que los insectos son sospechosos de chinches antes del tratamiento. Hacer un uso eficiente de su tiempo mediante la combinación de la inspección con la limpieza de vacío. Utilice un vacío del frasco con el accesorio para rincones. Retire obra montada de las paredes. Inspeccionar parte trasera de obra.

Trabajando en conjunto con la herramienta de vacío, cepillo y vacío grietas para eliminar el polvo suelto de obra y el hardware de montaje. El uso de un cepillo en conjunto con la herramienta para hendiduras de vacío para eliminar el polvo, fundido casos piel suelta y chinches de las grietas y hendiduras.

Picaduras de chinches de cama
Las palabras “chinches” son suficientes para enviar la mayor parte de nosotros corriendo con la piel toda temblando ante la idea de pequeñas criaturas chupadores de sangre que se arrastra sobre nosotros mientras dormimos. Estos pequeños insectos son plagas, para estar seguro, y pueden ser difíciles de eliminar de una vez que han decidido hacer de su casa su casa, escondiéndose durante las horas del día en las grietas y hendiduras en los que son casi imposibles de impuestos especiales.

Debido a esto, no se dan cuenta de inmediato que las chinches son la fuente de las llagas molestas en las piernas cuando se despierta por las mañanas. Las chinches de cama son atraídos tanto por el calor y la presencia de dióxido de carbono, que es lo que exhalamos al respirar. Los insectos suben sobre la piel y se perforan con dos tubos huecos, uno de los cuales inyecta anticoagulantes y anestésicos. El otro tubo se utiliza para retirar la sangre, la alimentación durante unos cinco minutos antes de regresar a sus lugares de escondite.

Puede haber un grupo de picaduras en lugar de los singulares cuando se despierta, y esto por lo general es causada por molestar a los insectos mientras se alimentan, haciendo que se desprenda y volver a alimentar momentáneamente. Una chinche bien alimentado puede vivir en cualquier lugar de cuatro a seis meses, mientras que una latente podría vivir sin alimentarse durante un máximo de 18 meses.

Las picaduras se pueden encontrar casi en cualquier parte del cuerpo, con trozos de la piel expuestas siendo la zona de alimentación preferido para los insectos, por lo que su rostro un objetivo a lo largo con los brazos y las piernas. Los bits no se pueden sentir al principio, pero a medida que los anestésicos desaparecen y la piel comienza a reaccionar a las inyecciones, las picaduras pueden hacerse sentir minutos o incluso horas después de que las chinches han regresado a su escondite.

Si usted tiene chinches , la infestación puede progresar muy rápidamente, ya que una chinche hembra puede poner hasta cinco huevos por día, y hasta alrededor de 500 huevos en su vida. Dado que lleva sólo cinco semanas para las ninfas eclosionados a crecer hasta la madurez, sus problemas podrían ampliar exponencialmente dentro de un período relativamente corto de tiempo, y las infestaciones pueden ser difíciles de controlar.

remedio casero para el tratamiento de picaduras de chinches: 
Nosotros recomendamos que llame a su médico, especialmente si ve sospechan que sus picaduras se infectan. Si no está seguro, llame a su médico o acuda a la sala de emergencias de inmediato!

Las sugerencias para el tratamiento casero –

Paso 1:. lavar la piel con jabón y agua caliente

Paso 2: Aplique generosamente una crema anestésica o loción

Paso 3: Aplicar hielo para evitar la hinchazón / welting

Repita cada 6-8 horas hasta que los síntomas desaparezcan.

La historia de los insectos de cama:
Las chinches han existido desde hace siglos. Documentación de llegar tan lejos como el siglo 17 se ha dicho acerca de las infestaciones de chinches. En los Estados Unidos, los chinches de cama eran muy comunes hasta cerca de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Con la introducción de pesticidas como el DDT, una gran disminución de las infestaciones se produjo. No fue hasta la década pasada que los casos notificados dio una indicación de un posible aumento de las infestaciones de chinches.

Las autoridades creen que el aumento de los informes se puede atribuir a las tácticas de exterminio de control de plagas en la actualidad. Hoy en día, muchos expertos en control de plagas utilizan tácticas de carnada para el hogar en las infestaciones de cosas tales como hormigas, cucarachas y arañas. Estas tácticas de cebo funcionan bien para sus objetos destinados a ser, pero ya que las chinches se alimentan de sangre, que no se caigan de los trucos de colocación de cebos utilizados. Este cambio en la técnica exterminar ha contribuido al aumento de los reportados infestaciones de chinches. Errores Más sobre la historia e las chinches.

La identificación de un insecto de la cama: 
Las chinches adultas son generalmente aplanadas y de color marrón rojizo. Se asemejan a las semillas de manzana en apariencia y tamaño. Ninfas recién eclosionadas se parecen mucho a los adultos. A pesar de que son casi incoloro, que adquieren su color marrón rojizo a medida que maduran. La chinche de cama adulto puede poner hasta 5 huevos al día. Estos huevos son casi imposible para los humanos ven a simple vista, y se asemejan a un copo de polvo sobre una superficie oscura.

El conocimiento es poder

Cuando se entera de que los niños se han convertido en anémica debido a la múltiple y alimentación en curso de los chinches de cama (Cimex lectularius) , que comienzan a entender que una combinación de opciones defensivas puede estar en el mejor interés de su familia.

Los buenos hábitos de higiene y saneamiento ayudarán a los insectos de cama prevenir la infestación de chinches . Toda la habitación o casa deben ser registrados e inspeccionados con frecuencia para las indicaciones de los chinches de cama infestación. Esto ayudará en la prevención de una severa infestación de chinches. Asegúrese de utilizar un pro-calidad repelente de insectos de cama para el tratamiento frecuente en hoteles, moteles, viviendas personales y en cualquier lugar chinches son un problema potencial.

¿Cómo deshacerse de las chinches

En primer lugar, un rápido vistazo a los hechos –

• Las chinches son insectos chupadores de sangre pequeños que se alimentan de seres humanos y otros animales de sangre caliente.

• chinches de cama a menudo se esconden en los colchones, pero también pueden sobrevivir en los muebles, detrás de los revestimientos de paredes y fotografías / pinturas. Ellos se arrastran y anidan en el interior de las grietas diminutas en ningún lugar cerrado, siempre y cuando no es una fuente de alimento (sangre).

• Mientras que las chinches no transmiten ningún patógenos o enfermedades, sus picaduras suelen dar lugar a rojas, que producen escozor hinchadas.

• Las chinches son insectos nocturnos normalmente (se arrastran alrededor en nocturno).

• Existen otros tipos de insectos de la cama incluyendo el insecto palo, el ligero error chimenea y el error golondrina. Todos estos familiares sobreviven gracias a la alimentación de sangre, sin embargo, estos parásitos secundarios prosperan en cualquiera de los murciélagos o aves como sus principales víctimas.

• Pequeñas manchas rojizas o de color marrón en ropa de cama de uno son a menudo el primer signo de una infestación. Estos puntos son los excrementos del insecto de la cama. Otra señal es la hinchazón en el que ha sido mordido.

• Las chinches no son necesariamente un signo de casas descuidadas / sucios o edificios.

• Un chinches hembra puede poner hasta 500 huevos durante su vida.

• Las chinches son menos de 1/4 “de largo, plano y con forma ovalada; un poco como una semilla de girasol.

• Los chinches pueden sobrevivir hasta un año sin alimentarse de sangre

• la saliva de un insecto de la cama cuenta con un anestésico para adormecer el dolor, ya que está mordiendo. También contiene anticoagulante para mantener la sangre del que es anfitrión de la comida que fluye.

Muebles que es inspeccionada debe ser inspeccionado a fondo. Retire tirar de los cajones e inspeccionar cualquier y todas las arrugas pequeñas y aberturas.

desmontando los muebles a menudo se aconseja que desea obtener en la fuente de la infestación de chinches de cama. Hacer esto en un garaje o en el exterior, se prefiere que sea posible.

La cubierta en la parte inferior una cama de colchón de resortes debe ser retirado de las medidas de control y de tratamiento. Si la infestación es severa, es posible que desee disponer del colchón.

Las chinches son muchas veces también se encuentran debajo de las alfombras bordes, donde los techos y paredes se encuentran, detrás de las cubiertas y salidas de interruptores de luz, en la ropa, electrodomésticos dentro y detrás de los zócalos y estancias de la alfombra.

Si es posible, por lo general se recomienda que contrate a una empresa de control de plagas profesional. Ellos sabrán dónde y cómo buscar las infestaciones de chinches y tendrá el equipo necesario para eliminar los bichos. Los propietarios de viviendas deben deshacerse de cualquier desorden (cajas, ropa, papeles y basura) con el fin de ayudar en el proceso.

A menudo se requieren un profesional de 4-6 horas para hacer una inspección minuciosa y el tratamiento inicial. Tenga en cuenta que las inspecciones y tratamientos adicionales suelen ser necesarias.

Las chinches de cama infestadas materiales y telas de ropa de cama tendrá que ser limpiado a fondo. Llevarlos a una lavandería si no desea chinches en su lavadora y secadora. Pero nunca utilizar insecticidas en los materiales que entran en contacto con su cuerpo. Además, si usted tiene mascotas, asegúrese de entender la posible afecta a los productos químicos pueden tener sobre ellos.

Una aspiradora a fondo elimina de forma efectiva tanto las chinches y sus huevos de colchones, paredes y suelo enmoquetado. Se debe prestar especial atención a los pliegues y grietas. Asegúrese de deshacerse de la bolsa de vacío / contenido en una bolsa de basura sellada. Una alfombra de extracción de agua caliente profesional también se recomienda, si es posible.

chinches Demandas

La idea de compartir una cama con chinches de cama puede hacer que alguien se sienta mareado. Después de todo, cuando uno está totalmente inconsciente de ser mordido (saliva chinches ‘tiene un efecto anestésico), y luego se despierta con ronchas en su cuerpo, que es bastante impactante. Lo que es aún peor es cuando esa persona cree que están durmiendo en un entorno bastante limpio-tales como la cadena de hoteles cuyas habitaciones no son baratos, o en un crucero caro. La mayoría de las personas que puedan tener contacto con chinches en alojamientos están satisfechos para recibir un reembolso y otra habitación, sin chinches. Pero desde que un juicio que involucra chinches fue publicado hace más de dos años, las compañías de seguros han visto un exceso de solicitudes por motivos de chinches, y los abogados están recibiendo llamadas de casi todos los días de personas que reportan daño físico, emocional y mental de los chinches de cama. En consecuencia, las víctimas quieren demandar a alguien. Errores Más chinches Demandas Información

Me preguntan esto todo el tiempo: “? ¿Cómo detener la picazón ” y “? ¿Qué tan peligroso son las picaduras de chinches 

Picazón: 
Hay una serie de cosas que puede hacer para detener la picazón.
1) Aplicar una loción de calamina para cada bocado de chinches de la superficie de las mordeduras.
2) No se rasque las picaduras de chinches. Todo el mundo reacciona de manera diferente a las picaduras de chinches. Algunas personas pueden incluso no les aviso. Otros tendrán una muy intensa sensación de picor. Rascarse sólo hace que el picor es peor, y realmente puede causar una infección.
3) Sacar la cama bichos! Lavar o disponer de todos sus materiales de cama y llamar a un exterminador. No intente aplicar un insecticida sí mismo. Algunos productos químicos, si no se aplican correctamente, pueden causar más problemas que las chinches.

chinches peligros: 

Cuando una chinche muerde inyecta un producto químico de coagulación anti-sangre en la piel. Algunas personas pueden realmente ser alérgico a los insectos de la cama y el grado de picor se determina por la forma alérgica es una persona. Si se observa cualquier signo de infección, llame a su médico inmediatamente. El rascarse las picaduras también puede resultar en una infección. Si usted no recibe una infección, las picaduras son simplemente una molestia irritante. Se puede tomar un par de semanas para el picor a disminuir y por las ronchas desaparezcan. FALLOS CAMA NO contener agentes patógenos como mosquitos o garrapatas hacer!
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