Mick's Exterminating Provides Tips for Back To School Pests
Bed bugs are an invisible bug to most, but, they can look and act just like the common cold. Parents wish they could tell their children they don’t want bed bugs in their home, yet they don’t always see what they do when they bring their questions to the Mick’s team of exterminators and exterminators in St. Louis.
The surprising truth is though: Bed bugs are everywhere, and they can infest anyone—even your own family. Typically present in households during the spring and summer of each year, bed bugs are much more common when school isn’t in session. Additionally, especially during the fall when many families take a week-long break from work, bug bites and infestations are more common. Being in close proximity to an infested individual makes bed bugs even worse. Bed bugs can result in better or worse outcomes. Either way, bed bugs can wreak havoc on your morning routine, daily activities, and overall quality of life.
The Mick’s team of exterminators and exterminators in St. Louis will go above and beyond to assist anyone who is experiencing a bed bug infestation. They will consult with your local health department and work with state agencies to trace the infestation. They will emphasize that the best prevention is with education. This is in stark contrast to the typical procedure when someone shows up at a doctor’s office with a bed bug infestation. Often, it is assumed that if the danger is known and dealt with quickly, the bug can be controlled, but not necessarily.
With insects, it is important to recognize that unlike most larger animals, bed bugs do not have an effective defense mechanism. Most people assume that bed bugs are the biggest threat to individuals because they bite. On the other hand, bed bugs can live outside, and come into contact with people frequently. Additionally, bed bugs, like most pests, will not discriminate between humans and other animals. Finally, bed bugs have a “kill temperature” of 24.5 degrees celcius, which means they can quickly death; however, people cannot treat them unless they are detected early. The acts of infesting creates a “condensed aerosol such that if dispersed into the air, can reach an effective kill temperature overnight”; thus putting people at risk during the night.
Mick’s team of exterminators and exterminators in St. Louis understand this, and they will not dismiss bed bugs “per se” as the greatest threat to a person or his or her family. Rather, they understand that the greatest risk lies in not being “early” to the presence of a bed bug infestation in your home.
People often buy masks and pick up their children from school, only to find bed bugs months later.
Mick’s offers free bed bug testing for adults, seniors, parents and kids. If you know you are attached to your bed, you might recall a few occasions when you’ve felt headache, sudden hair loss, or intense red spots on your clothes. Those red you spots may have been bites from a new bed bug.
These bugs are small and get into bedrooms through clothing and hair. Therefore, it might be hard to get infected if you have already had a bedbug infestation. However, if you are not used to dealing with bed bugs, it can get worse quickly. A small infestation could easily turn into a large infestation, especially with these bed bug species that feed during the day and at night.
Besides the fact that a bed bug will feed by opening up your pores, you may not realize the infestation is any different than a regular browser bug. You will need to treat the bug with a systemic spray to kill it off. If you are a parent or caretaker for children, you will also need to treat the bug with an alcohol-based hand or spray that is specifically made for bed bugs.
The bed bug life cycle is 12-24 days, but the bad news is, it depends on how many bites you get. For adults and elderly individuals, the life cycle can be longer. Typically, the life cycle is from 2-7 days with the average being 4 days. However, if you are having more than two bites a day, your bed bugs will begin laying eggs which results in the fly and the maggots that feed on your skin. Mice and other small insects can sometimes be found inside your mattress, but they cannot capture your bed bugs so they will not cause any harm.
There have been many superstitions around bed bugs. However, there is no evidence that indicates bed bugs are bad for anybody. However, if you are infested and you want to protect your family, you will need to keep this treating routine to protect them from bed bugs. If you select a product without a lot of extra information, like alcohol-based sprays, here are some things you should consider, however, treating is the last resort.
Treating a bed bug can be very simple, however, you need to be same as if you were treating a regular dead bug. The species you pick eliminates all the choices, however, some are better than others.
Mick’s and Get Lice tested lost nearly half a million infections between 2006-2015 due to bed bug exposure to children. Today, as parents get back to class, they are again at a heightened risk for getting bed bugs. Study results released today reveal that one-third of parents will expose their children to bed bugs during lunch hour when others are in the breakroom trailer.
Mick’s, Get Lice, and Dial-a-phone, Inc. are here to help – helping parents protect their children’s health and lives during this crazy time.
Why Get Lice and Mick’s Want to Help?
There are some things lice and bed bugs don’t do – they don’t spread germs. Get Lice and Mick’s are here to help. As the world’s foremost bed bug resource and vaccine maker, these companies want to offer parents the education they need to protect their children, families, and friends.
According to Director of Marketing and Communications Scott Leer, “This data reinforces the efficacy of lice and bed bug treatments during this pandemic. Parents can now take their lice and bed bug prevention to the next level by getting ready to protect their children in advance of school."
Mick’s and Get Lice Take a Look at the Problems Parents are Face
When a child gets a new toy, the family immediately moves into “good” territory and everyone is super excited about that new, shiny toy. Now, as soon as the new kid leaves the house, all the excitement takes a real negative turn and parents become overrun by lice and bed bugs. In severe cases, the infestation can spread to other kids and parents and cause serious health problems.
"Nine out of 10 bed bug cases are reported in families that are currently living in places where they cannot shelter in place due to the COVID-19 issue,” said lead researcher, Natasha Blankenship, PhD, research associate with Get Lice and Mick’s. “Students are spread out over many school districts and apartments, and during this time parents immediately become their kids’ bed bug neighbors and are exposed to diseases and potentially become infected themselves.”
Changing the Way Schools are Run
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 40% of high school students in the United States shared mattresses last fall. Couples who move into new apartments are likely to notice bed bug bites from other residents. Parents of students who have moved to new schools could be at risk of lice and bed bug bites as well and need a St. Louis Exterminator.
All of this is happening right now.
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