Residents Learn To Live Alongside Unkillable Bedbugs
When comparing bedbug populations today with bedbug populations that existed twenty years ago you cannot help but wonder how common bedbugs will become in the next ten years. Perhaps avoiding bedbugs will become an impossibility in the future. The rapid bedbug population increase that has taken place over the years is alarming. Bedbugs can now infest entire communities. Surprisingly, some affected people living in bedbug ridden communities are now learning to live alongside bedbugs as opposed to having them eradicated. Although this is hard to believe, some people are convinced that the bedbug problem will only get worse if eradication measures are taken. As it happens, at least one expert has gone public to say that accepting bedbug infestations as a normal part of life may not be such a bad idea. This logic is based on the idea that bedbug control measures ultmately result in making the general population of bedbugs more resilient and resistant to chemical control measures. One large group of people living in a Scottish community have learned to accept their bedbug infested fates.
Many of you may know that bedbugs are hard to kill. In addition to this, bedbug populations are growing rapidly. These two factors come as a result of the rapid adaptations that bedbugs have been making in order to survive different anti-bedbug poisons. According to Dr Heather Lynch, a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, residents of Govanhill in Glasgow have learned to live with bedbugs after giving up on eradication techniques. Apparently the residents of this Scottish community believe that bedbugs are impossible to remove after they become endemic to a region. However, it should be noted that this particular city in Scotland has become a breeding site for insects as a result of excessively poor environmental conditions. But Dr. Lynch has seen similar cases of bedbug acceptance in other parts of the world, and this may become the normal response to bedbug infestations in the future.
The Glasgow city council has even declared the bedbug presence as too large to solve. Dr. Lynch does not criticize this depressing response as it shows humans as adapting to their environments instead of making efforts to change it. It must understood, however, that this particular Glasgow community is home to many impoverished citizens who may not be able to afford the modest price of a professional bedbug removal service. And this is assuming that an educated professional exists in the area. Luckily, these cases of surrender are few and far between as most people in the world are determined to fight bedbug infestations. Professionals can also resort to a variety of different bedbug control methods.
Would you ever give up on trying to eradicate a bedbug infestation in your home? Or would you simply resort to calling a pest control professional in order to solve the problem?