Nexus Pest Solutions offers pest control services to residents and businesses in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee and Racine counties. We have extensive experience with all of Wisconsin’s common pest species, including bed bugs. Bed bugs are stubborn pests that are becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you spot these insects on your property.
Overview of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are flat, wingless parasites that grow to be about the size of an apple seed. Adult bed bugs are typically reddish-brown in color while hatchlings are translucent. Bed bugs are hardy insects, and they can survive in extremely cold and dry conditions. Female bed bugs lay their eggs throughout the year, and a single female bed bug can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime.
The use of DDT became widespread in the 1940s, and bed bug infestations were rare until the ’90s when their numbers surged for unknown reasons. Today, bed bugs are a serious issue in the United States, and they can infest almost any building. They often enter homes and businesses by hitching rides on furniture and clothing, and they are small enough to squeeze in through small holes, cracks and vents.
Problems Caused by Bed Bug Infestations in Wisconsin
Bed bugs feed on the blood of mammals by puncturing the skin with their elongated mouthparts. Some people do not react to their bites, but most will develop itchy rashes and bumps when bitten repeatedly. While bed bug bites are unlikely to transmit pathogens to humans, the pain and inflammation that they cause can have a serious impact on the emotional well-being of their victims.
Contact Nexus Pest Solutions
If you are having problems with a bed bug infestation, contact Nexus today for a free pest control quote. We have 17 years of combined pest solutions experience, and our expert technicians use the latest technology and strategies to thoroughly eliminate infestations.