Bed Bug Awareness Week Is June 4-10, 2023
Bed Bug Awareness Week is celebrated the first week in June each year. This year it falls on June 4th through June 10th. Bed bugs contribute to one of the most common pest problems in the world. They are especially bad right here in Tampa Bay, Florida. In fact, according to online search data, over six million conversations surrounded the topic of bed bugs in April of 2020 alone.
For those that are not aware, bed bugs are a very real thing. They are small brown insects that feed on the blood of animals and other insects. And, bed bug bites really hurt. Furthermore, bed bugs are not only difficult to spot, they are even more difficult to eliminate. Hence, Bed Bug Awareness Week was created as a way to eradicate the United States of these incredibly annoying pests.
The History Of Bed Bug Awareness Week
Bed Bug Awareness Week was developed by the National Pest Management Association back in 2017. The purpose was to bring awareness to the bed bug problem that has increasingly plagued the United States. The cause is designed to let the public know what bed bugs are and how they can be exterminated from the household. The Professional Pest Management Alliance ultimately took over and heavily promotes the event every year.
What Causes Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are well known hitchhiker insects. They get into a home from another place that is infested with them. If you like in an apartment or condominium, they can actually travel from one unit to another, ultimately infesting an entire building. They typically will hitch a ride inside upholstered furniture or inside luggage while traveling. They are very small and excellent at staying concealed during the day. So, it is easy to be unaware that you actually have an infestation.
How Does Bed Bug Awareness Week Make You Aware Of A Bed Bug Problem?
In the beginning, bed bugs will leave clustered bites on one's arms, shoulders or back. Like mosquitoes, bed bug bites can be itchy. However, many people don't feel the bites. Other signs to look for may include:
A musty smell in and around your bed
Bed bug feces, which look like black dots the size of a period
Blood spots on your sheets and mattress
Bed bug skins, which look a lot like the insects themselves
White oval eggs the size of an apple seed
How To Celebrate Bed Bug Awareness Week
Consider spreading the message about bed bugs and the problem that they create. One can use social media to create awareness. Many people may not even know they have a problem in their home.
If you discover bed bugs in your home, you can look up natural remedies to make an attempt to get rid of them. If you find an effective solution, be sure to share your experience.
The best way to celebrate, however, is to get your home checked by a professional for pests. Now is the time to call an exterminator like Super D Pest Control to get rid of bed bugs in your bed and your home.
Call Super D Pest Control For The Most Effective Bed Bug Treatment In Tampa Bay
Not only can we effectively rid your home of bed bugs, we will follow up with you two to three weeks afterward to check for any bugs that were missed and retreat if needed. Bed bug treatment is a team effort between the home owner and Super D Pest Control. As long as everyone does their part, we are 100% confident in our ability to rid the home of bed bugs completely. If you suspect a bed bug problem in your home, call Super D Pest Control at (727) 433-5310 or contact us on our website below.