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You can Rest Easy knowing our Bed Bug Specialists are on the case. We understand Bed Bugs can be elusive and difficult to treat without prior experience and professional methods/pesticides. It is our focus to help you rest again, bed bug free.
Bed bugs have become an increasingly significant problem in recent years, and it is surprisingly easy to end up with an infestation in your business. For apartment tenants, renters, and commercial facilities we offer inspection and extermination services.
Associate Certified Entomologist on staff to accurately identify and effectively treat these menacing pests to help you reclaim your home and your ability to sleep at night. Bed Bug Extermination is something we take very seriously.
To get rid of bed bugs, one of our experienced technicians will carefully apply a chemical treatment to key areas, eliminating your current infestation & ensuring that no bed bugs find their way back into your home or business.
I’m sure everyone has heard about bed bugs but you may not know what they look like, how your home or business can be infected and more importantly, how to get rid of them!
Well let’s start with what they are and how to identify them. The technical name for these pesky bugs is ‘Cimex lectularius’. These blood thirsty pests are considered a public health pest by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Although these pesky creatures are a public health pest, they are not known to spread disease but some people have had an allergic reaction.
This doesn’t mean you should just ignore bed bugs or not take the problem seriously. They can cause other public health issues so it is vitally important to prevent and control these pests.
There has been an bigger bed bug problem in the United States in recent years. Experts attribute the increased problem to more travel, lack of public education, bed bugs becoming resistant to pesticides and ineffective control practices.
The first step is knowing what to look for – Other bugs can be mistaken for bed bugs. So to avoid a long and expensive treatment for the wrong bug let’s first learn how to identify them.
Bed bug eggs are about the size of a pinhead, are pearl white in color and have dark eye spot on them if they are more than five days old. Nymphs or young bed bugs are small yellowish white in color and transulcent. If they haven’t fed recently they can be almost impossible to see without a magnifying glass. Adult bed bugs range from 3/16 to 1/4 inch long and are brown in color. They have a flat oval shape to them if they have not fed recently. If they have fed recently, they will be a reddish brown in color and be ballon like and more elongated. When you look more closely you’ll be able to see a beak with 3 segements, an antenna, wings that are not used for flying and short hairs that are golden in color.
You’ll also notice a smelly, musty odor that is sometimes considered to be a musty sweet odor that is produced from the glands underneath the bug.
Bed Bugs feed are nighttime creatures and feed at night. But they adapt to your sleeping habits and will feed during the day if that is when you are available for them. Bites are generally painless and most times individuals are not aware they’ve been bitten for a few days. Bites will often look like mosquito bites, reddish color, slight swelling and itchy. Although an allergic reaction to the bite will be more irritating and could cause greater swelling. The longer and more you are bitten the greater the reaction, more intense swelling and itching.
Bed bugs feed for about 10 minutes before they return to their hiding place. This is why they can go unnoticed for days and sometimes weeks.
Discovering a bed bug problem early is extermely important. Start treating the problem before it can grow into a full blown infestation. Treating the problem early is easier and less expensive.
Although treating early isn't always as easy as it sounds. These pesky little critters can be hard to find because they are so small and great at hiding. They retreat to dark places and have been found in the seams of wall paper, behind baseboards and nightstands. The most common mistake people make is thinking they are only in the mattress or box spring and that throwing these items out will resolve the problem. Unfortunately it isn't that easy.
The cleanliness of your home has little to do with getting a bed bug infestation in your home or business. Bed bugs give the term 'hitch hiking' a whole new meaning. They move from place to place by attaching to clothing, luggage, boxes, bedding and basically any warm place where they can go for a ride. Bed bugs feed every 5 to 10 days but can survive without feeding for several months to a year!
Here are a few tips to help prevent a bed bug infestation at your business or in your home:
Managing a bed bug problem takes time and some patience. Bed bugs reproduce quickly and bed bug eggs are resistant to chemical and non-chemical treatments, making it difficult to eradicate. But don't panic, there are effective treatments that work very well. Just keep in mind that it is a process.
Non-Chemical Treatment Methods
Keep in mind with a heavy infestation, these non-chemical treatments will have little effect. Here are a few things you can do:
Put all your bedding in the dryer at the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes to kill the bed bugs. Unfortunately, simply washing the bedding will not kill these pesky bugs.
Heat infested items like luggage, furniture and other items that can't be placed in the dryer. Heating your entire house or apartment to 120 ºF for at least 90 minutes will make sure that eggs are killed. High temperatures are known to kill bed bug eggs and the bug itself in all it's stages. Portable heating units are a great way to heat a whole room. But keep in mind, bed bugs can migrate another room via electrical outlets and small gaps in the walls and floors.
Using box spring, mattress and pillow encasements can help trap bed bugs so you can more easily detect an infestation
Pesticide Treatment Methods
Always read the instructions for any chemical you choose to use as these can be harmful if not used properly.
Using pesticides should be one part of an overall and comprehensive extermination plan.
There are more than 300 bed bug treatment products that are registered with the EPA and many are approved for use by consumers.
If a treatment doesn't work, make sure you read the next section here "When Treatments Don't Work"
For your safety it is always best to consult with a professional pest control company.
Getting rid of bed bugs for good, means doing the job right. Because bed bugs are so small they can find cracks the size of the width of a credit card to make their home. This makes finding and exterminating these bed bugs so challenging.
Pesticides are an important step in your overall extermination strategy. But these chemicals need to be used correctly for the treatment to completely eradicate bed bugs. There are many reasonse why a pesticide treatment may not completely work. Some of these include:
Contact us for help exterminating bed bugs for good!
The only way you might be able to completely remove the threat of bed bugs from your Denver home is to never leave your property again and to never allow visitors from entering inside. Unless your end goal is to become a hermit, this probably isn’t a great option! The next best thing is to have a good understanding of what signs bed bugs leave behind, this way you can get the professional help that is required to eliminate a bed bug infestation as quickly as possible.
A bed bug infestation can happen to anyone, on any property, and getting professional help is the quickest and most effective way to completely eliminate them. Call us today to learn more about our bed bug control services – (720) 928-9180