Bed bugs are small – on average no larger than ¼ of an inch or 6 millimeters for the students of the metric system. However, what they lack in individual size they can more than make up for in group volume. The National Pest Management Association – a non-profit trade association founded in 1933 to represent the interests of the professional pest management industry in the United States – recently conducted a survey with the University of Kentucky and found that bed bugs exist in every United States State with 1 out of 5 Americans reporting experience an infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs in their office, hotel, or home.
So how do these small parasites escape detection and destruction? Here are some of the traits and strengths of this little pest that help them in their mission of taking over your home or office.
What Can You Do?
Do not fret; there are steps you can take to not only eliminate this pesky little pest from forming an infestation in your home but also prevent them from coming back in the future.