You could have a bed bug infestation and not even know it.
1 out of 5 Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs.
Research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology concludes that bombers and foggers are ineffectual when it comes to bed bugs.
Bed bugs are parasites that feed on human blood and bed bug bites can cause painful allergic reactions and itchy red rashes.
Mere cleanliness is not enough to keep bed bugs from invading. Bed bugs are mobile and can infest even the cleanest, most sterile homes or businesses.
Bed bugs have made headlines as a public health nuisance all over the world. These parasites feed on human blood, and bed bug bites cause painful allergic reactions and itchy, red rashes. As the name suggests, bed bugs can usually be found hiding in or around bedding, box springs or head boards—anywhere they can easily prey on sleeping victims. Other hiding places include sofas, headboards, closets, rugs, nightstands or loose wallpaper.
Research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology concludes that bombers and foggers are ineffectual when it comes to bed bugs. The reason is twofold: bed bugs hide in crevices where foggers do not reach, and bed bug populations are growing immune to insecticides. To make matters worse, the Center for Disease Control warns that excessive use of foggers and bug bombs pose serious threats to humans.
Other methods utilized to get rid of bed bugs require you to vacate the premises for days or weeks at a time, and there is a possibility that affected belongings may need to be discarded altogether. With the Jiffy Steamer X-Series, bed bugs are stopped dead in their tracks, without using a single chemical or fumigation product—just pure, clean steam.
The Jiffy Steamer X-Series kills 100% of bed bugs when they come in to direct contact with steam. No costly or dangerous chemical processes are necessary.
Q. What do bed bugs look like?
A. Beg bugs are oval, flattened, brown, and wingless insects approximately 1/4″ to 3/8″ long (5-9 mm). View bed bug pictures here.
Q. What do bed bug bites look like?
A. Bed bug bites can look like irritated mosquito bites, red welts, sores or scabs depending upon the sensitivity of the person bitten.
Q. How do I know if I have bed bugs?
A. The only way to know with certainty that you have a bed bug infestation is by identifying a bed bug in your home.