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Bed bug infestation is a nightmare for every homeowner. If you’ve been bitten by bed bugs or have noticed them on your clothes or bedding, it’s important that you act quickly and ensure their immediate removal.
Pest Control Services is the expert when it comes to the removal of bed bugs, and that’s corroborated by the fact that 95% of our business comes from bed bug work. We set ourselves apart from our competitors in terms of our response time.
Examples Of Bed Bugs
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- Do not use over the counter bed bug products. Do not use foggers (bug bombs). Creates potential for resistance.
- Do not move. Moving from one home to another creates the potential to spread problems. It is imperative to treat every item before moving to a new location.
- Do not remove infested mattresses or furniture before treating. Many think removing furniture or mattress will remove the problem. If you live in an apartment community, moving infested mattress or furniture throughout hall or corridors, creates the potential for bed bugs to move to neighboring apartments.
- Do not be embarrassed. Bed bugs are no respecter of persons.
- Do not fear. There is no evidence that bed bugs spread disease.
- Do not ignore. Bed bugs live up to 12 to 18 months and must feed every 14 days to reproduce. Expert information varies when explaining the life cycle of the bed bug. Typically one female bed bug lays 5-7 eggs per week. It takes each egg just one or two weeks to hatch. Bed bugs can go from egg to adult in a little over a month. Bed bugs can hide in cracks and crevices.
- Do report to your landlord immediately. Minimize problem from spreading to others
- Do remove clutter. Removing clutter makes it easier to spot and remove bed bugs and eggs.
- Do tape. If your encasement tears, seal with duct tape immediately.
- Do be diligent in inspecting mattress and linens for bed bug evidence. Watch for dark rust, red or dark speckles. Bed bug eggs can have the appearance of dander only about 1mm in size. The faster you report and treat the better. Bed bugs can survive up to 6 months without feeding. Do follow instruction.
Where Are Bed Bugs Found?
The top three places where pest professionals report finding bed bugs are single-family homes (91 percent), apartment/condominiums (89 percent), and hotel/motel rooms (68 percent). Past surveys have shown these environments to consistently be the top three where bed bugs have been encountered.
Bed Bugs By the Numbers
Bed bugs are found in all 50 states. Specifically, the pests were encountered by 17 percent of respondents in the Northeast; 20 percent in the Midwest; 20 percent in the South; and 19 percent in the West. Most Americans are concerned about bed bugs and believe that infestations in the United States are increasing.
Standard Bed Bug Practices
Traditional Liquid Product Applications (TLPA) have long been the standard process of treating infestations. These, used in combination with heavy cleaning, massive amounts of laundry, and excessive effort by clients, pest control companies have fought the invasion and had mediocre success. Some pest control companies won’t even handle bed bugs due to the nature of treatments and extensive cost.
On Point Canines
Bed bugs can be very problematic and difficult to find. That’s why we like to use the help of specialty trained bed bug sniffing dogs. At PCS, we have developed a relationship with On Point Canines to help better serve our customers. When the dog determines there are bed bugs or bed bug eggs nearby, it will give an alert. The handler, or the pest control operator, will then do an inspection in an attempt to locate the bed bugs or eggs.
Searching for bed bugs can be difficult, but with the help of these specialty trained canines, the inspection process is much faster, efficient, and less invasive. If you’re concerned you might have bed bugs, contact PCS to have your home or place of business inspected by the professionally trained and certified canine teams of On Point Canines.