Bed bugs are now the number one fear of apartment renters in the US, and they pose a threat to a number of Midwestern cities. Bed bugs spread quickly and are very resilient, often requiring specific treatments to eradicate them.
Purcellville, VA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/29/2014 --Apartment renters have many potential dangers to be wary of, such as leaks from upstairs apartments, flooding from heavy rains, rent not being paid on time, untrustworthy neighbors, and fire danger. But the number one fear for apartment renters, according to a recent survey by Orkin and the National Apartment Association, is bed bugs.
Despite the fact that bed bugs are relatively uncommon household pests, (with flies, ants, and cockroaches taking the top spots), their prevalence is growing. The recent survey found that 38-39 percent of renters are afraid of bed bugs infesting their homes, beds, and clothing. Given the nationwide increase in bed bug infestations, this fear is reasonable, and the bed bug threat is being taken seriously by homeowners and property renters throughout the country. An additional survey by the company also revealed the cities with the most bed bug reports, with Chicago, Los Angeles, and Columbus, Ohio taking the top three spots.
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A number of other Midwestern cities were listed in the top ten as well, including Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Bed bugs feed on human blood while people sleep, leaving behind small red bites that can become painful or itchy, much like a mosquito bite.
One reason bed bugs are so feared is because they are hard to see, hard to eradicate, and usually only feed on humans while they are sleeping. The psychological effects of bed bug infestations are often worse than the pain or irritation from the bites; no one likes to think about tiny bugs feeding off their blood while they sleep.
Bed bugs are notoriously fast spreading and resilient to eradication attempts, often because sufferers do not understand the scope of their infestation. An entire home may need to be treated in order to eliminate bed bugs, in some situations, while other homes may merely require bed bug treatment for the bedding. Bed bugs are commonly treated by pesticides and heat treatments, and infestations can sometimes be prevented by frequent vacuuming and drying of bed sheets on high heat. Companies like Environmental Heat Solutions offer their services to people getting rid of bed bugs.
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About Environmental Heat Solutions
Located in Purcellville, Virginia, Environmental Heat Solutions was founded with one goal in mind: To help those suffering from bed bug infestations. They are Washington, D.C. Metro Area’s bed bug specialists, offering bed bug heat treatment and canine detection services throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. With many years of experience handling bed bug infestations, Environmental Heat Solutions has found heat treatment to be the best approach for eliminating widespread infestations quickly and with minimal environmental impact. Environmental Heat Solutions offers a free, no-strings attached consultation with the desire to inform anybody who suspects a bed bug infestation and provide them access to definitive answers regarding the costs involved with finding and eliminating such infestations. For more information, please visit: GreenBedBugSolutions.com.