Why Does Texas Have a Problem with Bed Bugs?

Did you know that Houston was listed as number 11 on a list of the top 50 cities for bed bugs in the United States? Yes, 11! Another part of the state, the Dallas/Fort Worth area, was even higher at number 7. So, why does Texas have a problem with bed bugs?

There has been a significant increase in cases of bed bugs throughout the country. Incidents of bed bug infestations throughout the United States increased by more than 33% from 2010 to 2012. But in Texas, which has become a popular destination for people relocating from other parts of the country and internationally, the bed bug population could be directly related to the population influx.

According to the CBS affiliate for Dallas Fort Worth, bed bugs started “hitching a ride to the U.S.” on international flights eight or nine years ago. Before then, many people thought, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” was just a cute thing to tell children at bedtime. Then, the stories started surfacing of bed bug infestations in urban areas first, primarily New York City and Los Angeles – where international relocation is the highest. Then, they migrated (so to speak) to suburban areas that are popular for international relocation, such as the suburbs of Houston and Dallas. That explains the spike in bed bugs – but does it explain why people have a hard time getting rid of them?

Bed bugs are resilient. Therefore, your retail store insecticide will not necessarily kill bed bugs and their eggs. That’s why you need a Houston pest control provider with solid and commercial-grade treatments that kill both the bugs and their eggs, which keeps them from coming back. To inquire about this series of three treatments, call Bugco today. We will be glad to help.

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