What are Bed Bugs? and how do Pros Get Rid of Them?

 

 

Bed bugs are parasites and for comparative purposes they can be likened to mythical vampires. They are small, brown in color, and oval in shape.

After feeding, and sucking the blood of a mammal, their bodies become round and reddish. Like other parasites, they depend on a host to survive, and any mammal will provide a good host. Scientifically they belong to small parasitic insects that feed exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals known as Cimicidae. Bat Bugs are also part of the same insect line. In fact, bed bugs are believed to have evolved from bat bugs. Since the time of cave men, they have plagued man. While no longer restricted to caves, they have adapted to the environments that man lives in today.

How do you know if you have Bud Bugs?

Many times it is difficult to know if you have a bed bug infestation. Only 50% of humans have an obvious allergic reaction to bed bug bites so it is quite possible that you are being used as a host without your knowledge. Normally what happens is that either someone in the family is sensitive to the bites and shows a reaction or the insect population grows to the point where feeding is occurring every night and rashes or skin lesions will start to show even on those normally not sensitive to a single bite. At this point other signs will start to present themselves, For example so many insect can be present that you will notice insect excrement on your bed sheets or mattresses, by looking in the seams and corners of the bed frame. Also you may find caste skins left behind as the insects grow. For small or new infestations it may be necessary to confirm the presence of bed bugs by using a trained dog to sniff out these pests.

Where do Bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs can be compared to a hitchhiker. They see anything as a ride; i.e. luggage, bags, furniture, clothes, and any upholstered surfaces. A bed bug infestation spreads rapidly through out hotels, and apartment complexes. So when looking for a hotel, or living in an apartment be sure to make sure they have a regulatory extermination inspection.

How to prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be prevented to a certain degree just by being aware of the risk factors. Many times they are acquired during travel. Bed bugs are a difficult one to prevent because it requires vigilance, and persistence. The difficult aspect of bed bug control is not knowing if an outside party is bringing the pest into your home. It could be a family member or friend visiting and staying in the guest room for the weekend, or your maid (that perhaps has a relative visiting them from another country).

However there are ways to prevent infestations. Most importantly be aware of the common sources of infestations such as travel or visitors from other counties. Be sensitive to the possibility of acquiring the infestation while on vacation and while in areas that are frequented by other travelers. Remember that bed bugs are hitch hikers and opportunists. At the first sign of infestation, it is possible for a home owner to localize the problem and contain it to a single room. From that point any and all clutter needs to be removed and bedding material washed. Items that can’t be washed should be placed in a dryer (check for heat sensitivity first or risk damage) for about 60 minutes. Bed bugs are very sensitive to heat and will quickly dehydrate. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/2/3/412/pdf.

Next the room needs to be isolated so that contents are not placed in another room without first checking for an infestation. Bed bugs can hide behind picture frames, furniture, alarm clocks, packaging material, wall paper, and moldings and more. The room should then be treated with multiple methods of eradication. This would typically include insecticides, diatomaceous earth (drys out and shreds the skins of the bedbugs) and also using prophylactics (bed bug mattress covers) to quarantine the mattress and box spring areas. This will help isolate the areas where the bedbugs can hide.

 

Remember that using multiple techniques will dramatically increase the odds of success because the bed bugs will merely move to a new location or farther away from the host victim if the preventive measures are too easily defeated.  Should you wish to have a pest control professional help with this situation, call the top exterminator nyc has to offer. Call Positive Pest Management.

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Why You need to Call a Pest Control Professional

1501256319_891e2ffbeb_zPest control is the need of the hour, especially during the summer and early fall seasons. This is because these are the seasons when stinging insects like yellow jackets, fire ants, hornets, bees, and wasps are found in abundance. Even if you have never been stung by these pests, it is most likely that you have seen them around, and heard stories about how painful a sting can be.

According to the National Pest Management Association reports, it is estimated that more than 500,000 people have to be taken to the emergency room owing to stings every single year! Many people are allergic to stings and insect venom. They are at risk even when they have been stung just once.

Why D-I-Y Won’t Work
There are many situations wherein do-it-yourself pest control might have decent results. Unfortunately, stinging insect infestation is not one of them. The only way to combat such insects is it nip them from the bud. This means that trapping and killing one or two of them will not work. Stinging insects like wasps, hornets, and bees have a nest that may contain hundreds of individual insects.

This nest has to be treated and destroyed if you want complete pest control. However, as expected, these insects will not take it lightly if you were to attack their nest. This is why you need expert pest control professionals who have the right safety equipment and means to get rid of them for good.

What You can Do
In case of pest control for stinging insect infestations, prevention is always better than cure. There are certain items that attract stinging insects to your property.

Plants that bear fragrant flowers, clover, and dandelions should be planted far away from the house.

Even vines, trees, and long grass attract such insects, and the eaves of homes are prospective locations for their nests.

It is best to not have fruiting trees planted close to your home. However, if you do have them, ensure that you pick the ripe fruits as soon as possible and not leave any rotting fruit to collect on the ground.

IMG_8308Take a walk around your property to find out of there are any hives or nests. If you do find them, do not try to remove them on your own. The colony of insects will most like attack en masse if under threat. Call licensed pest control professional services at once.

Should you require control from for insects or rodents, call the professionals to make sure the problem is corrected safely.  Depending on the season and weather pest issues will vary considerably for example as the weather grows cooler and wetter with fall, roof rats are likely to seek shelter indoors.

Once inside, they can do extensive damage. In addition to contaminating and spoiling food stocks, they gnaw on nearly anything, including electrical and telephone wiring, wooden doors and woodwork, and drywall, and they shred insulation for use as nesting material.

Another common pest we experience in California is the termite. Problems with this pest and efforts to exterminate it start in the spring time and run to late summer. There are 2 types of termites that we battle in our area and they are the Subterranean and the Dry Wood Termite.  Each has a specific treatment plan, which the technician adjusts depending on the structure of the home or building that is being treated.

In recent years we have had another insect spread to our areas in California due to international travel and even from cities within the United States. The bed bug has made its resurgence. It has the ability to resist attempts at eradication since it has become resistant to some pest control methods. These insects are difficult pest to exterminate without experience and they have been found in all types of dwellings and transportation vehicles and travel hidden in luggage or clothing.  After a review of your situation, a skilled pest exterminator will usually identify the problem very quickly. In most cases, a bed bug problem is controllable under professional care.

Whatever your pest control or exterminating issue, should you require professional, don’t hesitate to call the experts immediately.  They will ensure your home or business is free of annoying insects or rodents