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The Pandemic Is Helping Lower the Spread of Bed Bugs


Having a hard time finding good news during the pandemic? Reduction in travel creates a corresponding reduction in the chances of experiencing a bed bug infestation. While that’s a minor silver lining, our Sea Girt exterminator explains why it’s not reason enough to let your guard down.

How Bed Bugs Spread

Bed bugs are opportunistic pests who hitch a ride on any available people or possessions. Thanks to our mobile population, reports of bed bug infestations multiplied by an incredible 4,500 percent as we entered the new millennium.

Due to the contagious nature of coronavirus, travel outside the home has dropped to levels not seen in decades. As a result, bed bugs are finding fewer opportunities to make their way into homes.

A Word of Caution

As our Sea Girt exterminator points out, bed bugs can actually survive for months without feeding. So instead of bed bugs gradually dying out, they’re more likely biding their time until general activity resumes and they can regain their usual modes of transportation.

Contrary to popular perception, there’s no correlation between cleanliness and the presence of bed bugs, which have been routinely found in multi-million-dollar mansions and elite, high-end hotels. Despite the current emphasis on enhanced sanitation protocols, you may still find yourself in need of Sea Girt exterminator services.

Quality Sea Girt Exterminator Services from Allison Pest

Are you finding bed bugs or other uninvited guests in your home? Contact Allison Pest or visit our mobile-friendly site to schedule an inspection by one of our experienced technicians.

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