Common bed bugs have been a growing problem in the U.S. in recent years because they’ve evolved a resistance to some forms of chemical pest control products. However, they’re not the only kind of bed bug that causes trouble. Tropical bed bugs are also making a comeback in the southern states for the first time in decades.
Tropical Bed Bugs Return to Florida
Researchers confirmed that a tropical bed bug has been found in a Florida residence, which marks the first time in 60 years that these pests have been seen. In fact, the last time tropical bed bugs were found in Florida was way back in the 1930s or 1940s.
Why are these pests making a comeback? Experts believe that it might be similar to the reason why common bed bugs reappeared in the late 1990s and 2000s. Common bed bugs started showing up again when certain chemical products were taken off the market. Similarly, tropical bed bugs are likely to make a comeback and start showing up in other southern states, since these areas provide the tropical and sub-tropical environments that they prefer.
Should You Worry?
While no Okatie bed bug exterminator has had to deal with tropical bed bugs yet, there’s a possibility that they could end up in our region some time soon. You can reduce the risk of a bed bug infestation with integrated pest control services and by getting rid of clutter that these pests can hide in.
If you need an Okatie bed bug exterminator, please contact Island Pest Control. We offer reliable, effective bed bug control services, as well as rodent control, mosquito control, and more.