We Respond Like EVERY Call Is An Emergency

7 Amazing Facts & Stats About Bed Bugs

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by lisaeverbrand

bed bug pest control | long island nyc

Did you know bed bug infestations in the New York metro area have increased by a staggering 125 percent in just the last five years? Shocking, we know! You probably know a little bit about bed bugs and the infestations they cause, but there are a lot of stats and facts you NEED to know about bed bugs that you probably didn’t.

 

  • According to pest management professionals, the tops three places where bed bug infestations are found are apartments/condominiums, single-family homes, and hotels/motels (in that order).
  • While bed bugs aren’t a seasonal pest, spring and summer are times of the year when pest control professionals are called the most. This can be linked to the increase in travel, vacations, and staying in unfamiliar homes or hotels.
  • The chances of a bed bug infestation will increase if you live in an urban area due to the larger population size. Apartments for rent in these urban areas will also increase your chances of becoming infested due to close living quarters and a higher frequency of people moving in and out.
  • A major factor in the increase of bed bug infestations was due to the lack of awareness. Many people didn’t know that previous prevention methods were now illegal, therefore, people did not take caution when staying away from their homes. The more people become aware of bed bugs and take measures to prevent infestations, the less likely their chances are of becoming infested.
  • Many people believe bed bugs only affect homes that are dirty, yet this is a common misconception. Bed bugs do not discriminate and will infest any home because all they look for is a food source (AKA you!).
  • Bed bugs can survive temperatures ranging from freezing to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you will most likely need the help of a professional pest service to effectively remove this resilient pest from your home.
  • Each bed bug can lay up to five eggs per day and up to 500 in their lifetime. Now think about how fast just a few bed bugs can turn into hundreds — or even thousands!

Knowing as much as you can about bed bugs can help you avoid becoming infested with them in the first place. When your home become infested with this blood sucking pest, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations

IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

Customer Reviews