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    Why Should I Be Concerned About Bed Bugs?

    Anyone who has had to deal with a bed bug infestation before could tell you that it’s not a pleasant experience, but still many people will dismiss the threat and assume that it won’t happen to them. However, even if you haven’t had to deal with bed bugs yourself, you should know about the problems they can cause and at least be prepared to deal with them in case you need to. So, why should you be concerned about bed bugs?

    For one, bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of animals and people. They typically bite people on the head and neck, and will also bite bare arms, torsos, hands and legs. While this sort of vampiric action may not be as scary as an encounter with undead creatures of the night like you might see in a horror movie, you probably don’t want to be the meal of another living creature.

    Additionally, if you find even as few as 40 bed bugs in your home, it is possible for them to reproduce to over 6,000 bugs in as little as six months assuming that they have sufficient food (Hint… YOU are all the food that’s needed to support such a large colony of these critters). Once an infestation is active, the insects spread easily and this makes the task of trying to control them much more difficult – sometimes even impossible, if left unchecked for too long.

    Finally, aside from the inconvenience and hassles involved with trying to eradicate an infestation, bed bugs have also been discovered to harbor 28 different human pathogens. Fortunately, the transmission of these diseases to people has not been demonstrated, but the potential is still there.

    If you weren’t concerned before, hopefully we’ve given you something to think about. Don’t neglect to protect yourself and your home before it’s too late!

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