Bed Bug Pest Control

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With the cases of bed bugs on the rise it is important to get in touch if you suspect an infestation. We can treat the problem quickly and efficiently.

Bed bugs are small, flat, oval-shaped insects. They do not have wings and rely on humans to carry them from one place to the next. Bed bugs are a reddish-brown color and can be between 1 and 7 millimeters. They feed on blood from humans or animals, and they’re most active at night, feeding on their victims while they sleep.

Bites can happen anywhere on the body. Most commonly they occur on areas of skin that are exposed while sleeping, such as the face, arms, legs, and hands.

Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed bug bites don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten. They sometimes take a few days to begin causing symptoms. It should also be noted that bed bugs don’t come out to feed every single night. In fact, they can go several days without eating. It may take a few weeks to notice that your bites are part of a larger pattern.

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Get in touch and we will arrange to assess your bed bug problem. With our years of experience, you can be sure of a quick and friendly service to get you sleeping soundly once more.

Bed Bug Prevention

Some simple ways to reduce the chance of a bed bug problem:

  • Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
  • Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
  • Be vigilant when using shared laundry facilities. Transport items to be washed in plastic bags (if you have an active infestation, use a new bag for the journey home).
  • Remove from dryer directly into bag and fold at home. (A dryer on high heat can kill bed bugs.)

Bed Bug Species

  • Bed Bug

    (Cimex Lectularius)

    Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped, and have no hind wings. Bed bugs can survive a wide range of temperatures and atmospheric compositions. Bed bugs are obligatory hematophagous (bloodsucking) insects.

    Most species feed on humans only when other prey are unavailable. They obtain all the additional moisture they need from water vapor in the surrounding air. Bed bugs are attracted to their hosts primarily by carbon dioxide, secondarily by warmth, and also by certain chemicals. Bedbugs prefer exposed skin, preferably the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person.

    Bedbugs have mouth parts that saw through the skin, and inject saliva with anticoagulants and painkillers. Sensitivity of humans varies from extreme allergic reaction to no reaction at all (about 20%). The bite usually produces a swelling with no red spot, but when many bugs feed on a small area, reddish spots may appear after the swelling subsides. Although under certain cool conditions adult bed bugs can live for over a year without feeding, under typically warm conditions they try to feed at five- to ten-day intervals, and adults can survive for about five months without food.

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