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“Bed Bugs are like little six legged Vampires that only come out at night.”
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm, and can live several months without a blood meal. Nationwide requests for Bed Bug related pest control is at record levels and Arizona is no exception. In fact bed bug heat treatment requests have increased by +500% in the last three years alone.
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and can be unknowingly transported on or in luggage, clothing or furniture. They have been found in five-star hotels and resorts and their presence is random at best and not determined by cleanliness.
Bed bug infestations are usually centered around or areas where people and/or pets sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, inside cracks or crevices, behind wallpaper, or any other clutter or objects around a bed. They are known to travel over 100 feet in a night but tend to live within 8 feet of their food source.
Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching, allergic reaction and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching and increase the chance of a secondary skin infection. One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, these bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop so it is important to look for other clues when determining if bed bugs have infested an area. Other clues include seeing discarded molting skins, bed bugs nesting in the fold of mattresses and sheets, blood spots on bedding, and/or a sweet musty odor.
Bed Bug Pest Control
Conventional treatment methods require direct application of pesticides on bed bugs to eliminate the infestation. Since they nest in areas that humans sleep the risk of exposure to harsh chemicals is high. In order to be effective the pesticides must come into contact with the nesting pests. Often repeated applications are necessary to gain full control.
Bed bug heat treatment services give consumers a non-toxic option to eliminating infestations with one treatment. Infested areas are sealed and temperatures are maintained at +113 degrees for 60 minutes. This approach will eliminate all adults and eradicate eggs with one service. Consumers are not exposed to pesticides and no other steps are required.
Before considering any treatment methods for Bed Bugs it’s important to get a thorough inspection to identify the level and locate all areas of infestation. This information is critical to prescribing a custom treatment program. Bills Pest Termite Control provides free inspections and evaluations. For more information about bed bug heat treatment services for bed bugs treatment give us a call.