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Bed Bugs overview

When bed bugs are at the infancy stages of an infestation they can be found in bed seams, bed tufts along with bed covers. Bed bugs have three distinct life cycle stages, egg, nymph and adult. Females can lay between 400-500 eggs, this can be in the area of five to twelve per day. The eggs will be deposeited in cracks and crevices in and around the floor or in the bed. They have a sticky coating that enables the eggs to be attached when deposited, usually to a hard surface. Shortly after hatching, bed bugs will begin to feed immediately. Hatchlings and adults are mobile and can retreat to hiding in a moments notice.

Bed bugs will feed on their host three to fifteen minutes. When through they will retreat back to hiding. During their journey back to hiding, they will leave feces on the way. This is one of the identifying marks of an infestation. These identifying marks are basically dried blood. They typically look for a blood meal every five to ten days but they can live up to a year without feeding. Their unique tenacity makes it very difficult for the homeowner who is considering taking on the eradication chore themselves.

Pest control operators know the bedroom is an ideal habitat for bed bugs. This would be the area of focus during the initial inspection. They usually harbor within close proximity to the host but will travel if they have to.

Heat treatments are the most effective way of killing bed bugs at All Lifecycle Stages. Pesticides are losing their effectivness due to high resistance. Pesticides would not be advisable as a stand alone treatment strategy. Residual insecticides accompanied by heat, is the most practical means of eradication. Heat treatments can easily be one of the few stand alone meathods for combating these unwanted guests. Propane or electric heaters are used to bring the rooms tempurature 120 to 140 degrees. This tempurature will typically not damage any electronics. High velocity fans assist in blowing the air throughout the room, heating all cracks and crevices and adjacent harborage areas. When you consider the prep work prior to a stand alone chemical treatment, heat is much more practical.

Heat treatments will kill bed bugs in a matter of minutes due to the depletion of moisture. Currently there are several hundred products registered with the EPA for use in the ever increasing battle against bed bugs. Heat treatments accompanied by a proven residual insecticide is the clear answer to eradication. You may still be asking, "which treatment is best for me"? The first step to any pest issue is proper identification.

If your waking up with bite marks, it's imperitive we confirm wheather or not it's bed bugs. There have been many occasions where bed bugs were not the cause of the issue. Proper identifacation, localizing the infestation (if any) and education are fundemental first steps to any serioius pest issue.

Where do I look for Bed Bugs in my house?

When bed bugs are at the infancy stages of an infestation they can be found in bed seams, bed tufts along with bed covers. Bed bugs have three distinct life cycle stages, egg, nymph and adult. Females can lay between 400-500 eggs, this can be in the area of five to twelve per day. The eggs will be deposeited in cracks and crevices in and around the floor or in the bed. They have a sticky coating that enables the eggs to be attached when deposited, usually to a hard surface. Shortly after hatching, bed bugs will begin to feed immediately. Hatchlings and adults are mobile and can retreat to hiding in a moments notice.

Should I treat for Bed Bugs myself?

Bed bugs will feed on their host three to fifteen minutes. When through they will retreat back to hiding. During their journey back to hiding, they will leave feces on the way. This is one of the identifying marks of an infestation. These identifying marks are basically dried blood. They typically look for a blood meal every five to ten days but they can live up to a year without feeding. Their unique tenacity makes it very difficult for the homeowner who is considering taking on the eradication chore themselves.


Where will my Bed Bug professional look?

Pest control operators know the bedroom is an ideal habitat for bed bugs. This would be the area of focus during the initial inspection. They usually harbor within close proximity to the host but will travel if they have to.


Should I use a heat treatment?

Heat treatments are the most effective way of killing bed bugs at All Lifecycle Stages. Pesticides are losing their effectivness due to high resistance. Pesticides would not be advisable as a stand alone treatment strategy. Residual insecticides accompanied by heat, is the most practical means of eradication.

Heat treatments can easily be one of the few stand alone meathods for combating these unwanted guests. Propane or electric heaters are used to bring the rooms tempurature 120 to 140 degrees. This tempurature will typically not damage any electronics. High velocity fans assist in blowing the air throughout the room, heating all cracks and crevices and adjacent harborage areas. When you consider the prep work prior to a stand alone chemical treatment, heat is much more practical.


Will heat treatments kill Bed Bugs in one treatment?

Heat treatments will kill bed bugs in a matter of minutes due to the depletion of moisture. Currently there are several hundred products registered with the EPA for use in the ever increasing battle against bed bugs. Heat treatments accompanied by a proven residual insecticide is the clear answer to eradication. You may still be asking, "which treatment is best for me"? The first step to any pest issue is proper identification.


What do I do if I find bite marks?

If your waking up with bite marks, it's imperitive we confirm wheather or not it's bed bugs. There have been many occasions where bed bugs were not the cause of the issue. Proper identification, localizing the infestation (if any) and education are fundemental first steps to any serioius pest issue.


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