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Bed Bug Exterminator Calls Rising in Las Vegas by 50%
Posted At: July 12, 2013 4:49 PM | Posted By : admin
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A NOTE FROM K-9 SWEEPS LAS VEGAS BED BUG EXTERMINATOR.  The following article refers to bed bug "phone calls" and not bed bug treatments or actual bed bug extermination jobs completed.

As a bed bug only extermination and bed bug pest control company based in Las Vegas, we highly suggest doing your research, contacting several companies, researching online and reviewing customer reviews about bed bug treatments from specific companies.  Always choose a bed bug exterminator with the knowledge, expertise and treatment options that will be best suited to eliminate your specific bed bug problem.  Some companies spray for bed bugs; some companies freeze for bed bugs; some companies heat bed bugs but K-9 Sweeps offers all bed bug treatment options and will recommend and utilize the best option for your situation.

There is more to bed bug extermination than just spraying for bed bugs and bed bugs do not require monthly pest control or yearly contracts.  When it comes to dealing with bed bugs, you need a company that will eliminate bed bugs and not just treat bed bugs.

A bed bug treatment plan should also include a minimum of a 90 day warranty with no strings attached.

Bedbug Calls on Rise; Pose Concern for Public Health

Posted: Jul 09, 2013 9:19 AM PST

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Terminix Identifies Top 15 Cities with Largest Increase in Bedbug Calls

Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Thought to be eradicated since World War II, in recent years, bedbugs have been making a comeback throughout the United States. Beyond their annoying bites and welts, research indicates bedbugs can pose physical and psychological health concerns as well. Additionally, reports of bedbugs are increasing in some areas of the country not previously prone to outbreaks, indicating they are on the move.

Terminix, the worlds largest pest control provider, today released its list of cities experiencing the largest increases in bedbug activity, with Sacramento, Calif. taking the top spot with a 54% jump in bedbug customer calls compared to this same time last year.

The 2013 list of cities with the highest increases in bedbug infestations include:

1. Sacramento, Calif.                     54%         
2. Milwaukee, Wis.                         53%        
3. Las Vegas, Nev.                          50%        
4. Columbus, Ohio                          47%        
5. Baltimore, Md.                           46%        
6. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.  41%        
7. St. Louis, Mo.                             40%        
8. Cleveland, Ohio                          36%
9. Louisville, Ky.                             31%
10. Denver, Colo.                            28%
11. Los Angeles, Calif.                     27%
12. San Francisco, Calif.                  26%
13. Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas             25%
14. Nashville, Tenn.                         17%
15. Houston, Texas                          15%

Bedbugs continue to have a significant presence across the country, in cities large and small, and pose concern for public health, said Stan Cope, PhD and entomologist with Terminix. There is now evidence  that suggests that severe bedbug infestations may be associated with anemia. Also, bedbug bites can result in secondary infections due to excessive scratching. Bedbug infestations are also known to have a psychological impact and can cause emotional stress and irritability, so if you think you have an issue with bedbugs you should immediately contact a professional to treat your home or business, added Cope.

Terminix created the list by compiling and analyzing bedbug-specific call volume to its more than 300 branches throughout the country. The rankings represent cities with the biggest replicas relojes percentage gains in bedbug customer calls from Jan-May 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Eight of the cities Columbus, Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Baltimore, Louisville, Cleveland and San Francisco are also among the top 15 cities in total number of bedbug customer calls year-to-date for 2013. Once relegated to primarily major cities, bedbugs are good travelers and have been reported by nearly all of the Terminix branches throughout the country.

Bedbugs are usually transported from one location to another as people travel. They can travel in the seams of luggage, carry-on bags, folded clothing and furniture. Because bedbugs can go several months without a blood meal, its a good idea to thoroughly inspect luggage and mattresses when traveling. When bedbugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and anticoagulant that prevents a person from feeling the bite. Because these bites generally occur while people are sleeping, they dont realize theyve been bitten until small marks appear which are generally slightly swollen, red and may itch.

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Terminix offers the following tips to mitigate the risk of being bitten or transporting bedbugs:

  •   Check hotel headboards, mattresses and box springs for live bedbugs, their exoskeletons and/or dark blood spots.
  •  Hang all clothing. Leave nothing lying on the bed or furniture.
  •  Avoid storing clothing in a hotels furniture drawers.
  •  Store suitcases on a luggage rack as far away from the bed as possible.
  •  Vacuum suitcases when returning home, and immediately wash clothing in hot water.
  •  Between trips, store luggage in a sealed plastic bag in a garage or basement, away from bedrooms.
  •  If you suspect you have bedbugs, have your home inspected by a trained professional. Bed bugs cannot be controlled by over-the-counter treatments.

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