Solution for Growing Bed Bug Epidemic: Introducing OrthoÂ® Home Defense MAXÂ® BEDBUG Killer
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — According to Congress’ “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite” Act of 2009, bed bug populations have grown by 500 percent in the United States in recent years, primarily due to increased travel and antique merchandise. OrthoÃ‚® Home Defense MaxÃ‚® BEDBUG Killer is an effective solution for killing those unwanted pests.
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“Bed bugs are creepy, crawly and hard to kill – an emotional topic that literally and figuratively keeps people up at night,” said Josh Peoples, director home protection marketing, Ortho. “Becoming educated on the bug, its habits and learning how to detect, treat and prevent an infestation is a valuable defense. OrthoÃ‚® Home Defense MaxÃ‚® BEDBUG Killer means people can take back their beds and keep these critters from turning bedtime into bite time.”
Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that feed on the blood of humans and sometimes pets, birds, bats and rodents, and can affect anyone at any time. Contrary to myth, bed bugs do not just infest areas of filth and neglect, but also are common in high occupancy areas like hotels, schools, dorms and apartment buildings. They may be transported on mobile things like furniture, luggage, clothing and laundry.
Bites look similar to those from a mosquito–red, itchy, inflamed raised areas on the skin–that can cause infections, scarring, anemia from blood loss, anxiety, stress insomnia and emotional trauma. Luckily, there are more educational materials available about the bug itself, helpful tips and useful products than ever before.
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