Answers to Where Do Bed Bugs Come From
In this video, BUGCO Pest Control Co-Owner John Onofrey interviews Jeff Murrell, our Field Service Manager, about where bed bugs come from. If you have questions, please call our office at 281-240-2157.
Summary of “Where Do Bed Bugs Come From” Video
– John Onofrey: Hi folks, John Onofrey with BUGCO “We Make The Bugs Go” Pest Control. I’m here once again with Jeff Murrell our Field Service Manager. And we’re gonna talk a little bit about bed bugs. Jeff, we’ve just watched a few videos about
steaming bed bugs out of mattress springs, mattresses, recliners, base boards, things like that. Talk to me a little bit about who gets bed bugs, where do they come from, what are our strategies and treatments for bed bugs once we get notification that somebody has ’em.
– Jeff Murrell: Okay, we’ll start off with where do bed bugs come from? Well, basically they came from Europe. They were feeding off of bats for the longest time. Then, finally they found their way out they get onto rats, and all kinds of other things. Now they’ve got to humans. And they eventually made it to the United States. These guys are the ultimate hitchhiker. They can get into any home, any business, anywhere, alright? These guys just they hop onto a body, they get onto your stuff, the next thing you know you’ll be in an overhead compartment of an airplane.
– John: Jeff, you say they’re hitchhikers.
– Jeff: Yes.
– John: I mean, does that mean a four-star hotel could have bed bugs?
– Jeff: It could be a five-star hotel with bed bugs. We have seen them in restaurants, we’ve seen them in hospitals. It’s not a matter of your sanitation efforts. It’s a matter of these guys are just going for their food. Which is you.
– John: Now somebody finds bed bugs, or they think they have bed bugs. Is it the end of the world?
– Jeff: No, it is not the end of the world. If you catch it early, you call an exterminator, especially call us, we’ll come out and we’ll inspect it for you. We’ll take a look and we’ll tell you exactly what you have. Whether it’s a bad infestation or just minor, or if you thought it was bed bugs and wasn’t.
– John: Now, Jeff, we do treatments for bed bugs for a lot of apartment complexes and commercial type properties and residential customers. Talk about the type of customers that we are doing bed bug treatments for currently.
– Jeff: Well currently we’re doing bed bug treatments for residential customers, a lot of commercial, especially apartments. Apartments right now are starting to have a lot of issues because when one person has ’em, they go to visit their neighbor and they’re spreading it from one place to the next.
– John: And people move around a lot between apartments
– Jeff: Yeah
– John: So they’re carrying these hitchhikers with ’em.
– Jeff: Absolutely.
– John: Gotcha. Well, for more information about bed bugs and how to treat them, feel free to call our office at 281-240-2157.
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At BUGCO Pest Control, our highly-trained technicians will make your bed bugs disappear using the latest methods of elimination. Whether you have bed bugs in your home, your apartment or your business, call the professionals at BUGCO Pest Control for results at a very reasonable price. Call 281-240-2157 today!