Bed bugs are all over the place. Let’s just get that out of the way. A lot of people think that if they live in a particular part of the planet, they don’t have to worry about cockroaches and bed bugs. Boy, I wish things were that easy. If you actually believe that, you might as well say to yourself that if you live in a certain part of the world, you don’t have to worry about mice or rats.
Now, do you realize how stupid that statement is? Rats, last time I checked, are found everywhere. Even in the Antarctic, believe it or not. That’s right, even in freezing weather there are rats. Why? Because there are people there. That is the secret.
You see, cockroaches, bed bugs, rats, and other pests, are extensions of the human condition. If we are sloppy, if we don’t take out the trash properly, if we handle our food the wrong way, eventually, these problems will come to us. It’s not like we go to a spot and that’s where the problem is, and as long as we stay away from that spot, we won’t have a problem.
In a way, this is very similar to something I read written by Milton, the literary legend. He was writing about the devil. The devil said, according to Milton, “Wherever I go, there is evil.” The statement brings home the central truth. It is us that bring the problem.
It’s not that the problem exists out there that is nicely set off with neat little boundaries, and if we stay away from the problem, we don’t have the problem. No. We bring the problem because, for some reason or another, we’re sloppy, we don’t take care of garbage the right way, and we take stuff from Point A to Point B without making sure it’s sanitized.
So regardless of how cold or inhospitable a particular geographic location is, it will not be free from rats, vermin, bed bugs, cockroaches, or any other problem species as long as there are humans there. Believe it or not, this also applies to pigeons, also known as rats with wings.
I need you to wrap your mind around these facts because it’s very easy for you, as a European home owner, to think that you don’t really need the services of bed bug exterminators because you live in Europe.
Well, the proof is in the pudding, as the English say. It really all boils down to whether you have bed bugs or not. If you have bed bugs, it’s because you’re sloppy. But don’t be discouraged, don’t feel judged, and don’t feel I’m insulting you.
The good news is, you just need the services of a proven bed bug exterminator company and your problem will go away. But to make it permanently go away, you need to take care of your habits. You really need to better police what you do in your home as well as the upkeep of your home as well as the hygienic practices of the people who live in your home.