BED BUGS

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are often erroneously associated with filth. They are attracted by exhales carbon dioxide, not by dirt; feed on blood, not waste.

Prevention

Do not bring infested items into one's home. It is important to carefully inspect clothing and luggage from traveling, being on the lookout for bed bugs and their tell-tale fecal spots.

Females have round abdomens and males have pointed abdomens.


Facts

• Hides in the day in crack & crevices, mattress, box spring, frame of bed behind baseboards, pictures, furniture etc.
• Travels 5 to 20 feet from host -blood meal and are capable of traveling 100 feet to get a meal.
• Feed every few days- if host is available
• Feed only on blood
• Life cycle takes 4-5 weeks from egg to maturity, and become reproductively active only at maturity.
• Female may lay 200-500 eggs in her life time
• They can travel through outlets, radiator units, and switch plate.

Feeding

Bed bugs are parasites that preferentially feed on humans. If people aren't available, they instead will feed on other warm-blooded animals, including birds, rodents, pets and bats.

Health Effects on Humans

While bedbugs have been known to harbor pathogens in their bodies, including plague and hepatitis, they have not been linked to the transmission of any disease and are not regarded as medical threat. So people individuals, however, can get skin infection and scars from scratching bites. Not everyone reacts to same, some people often get swelling welts and are itchier then a mosquitoes, however some have little or no reaction to bedbug bites.

Where to Look

• The first sign of bed bugs is usually a group of bites. If you experience bites, look for bed bugs in your bed or where you were sleeping.
• Look for blood stain on sheets, pillows and blankets.
• Look under the mattress and pillows
• Check seams and puckers of the mattress
• Getting a bug sample is very important.

Identify with certainty an infestation is to contact a pest control professional.

Life Cycle of the Bed Bug


Bed Bug Infestation of a Mattress
Bed Bug Infestation of a Mattress
University of Kentucky
Photo credit Michael F. Potter

Bed Bugs on a Carpet
Bed Bugs on a Carpet
University of Kentucky
Photo by: Michael F. Potter

Bed Bugs on a Mattress Seam
Bed Bugs on a Mattress Seam
University of Kentucky
Photo by: Michael F. Potter


Bedbug Detecting Dogs

These services are another tool in the fight against bed bugs and can be especially useful in situations where bed bugs are suspected, but have not been located. The dogs are not always accurate. Combining the services of a bed bug detection dog with a trained pest control professional can lead to immediate results of finding and eliminating obscure harborages. The dog handler teams are recognized by a certifying organization, such as the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association

After treatment, we will follow up 2 –to 3 weeks with the K-9 to inspect and confirm that there are no more bed bugs.

Preparation

Prepartion is very important for K-9 and visual inspection for bedbugs location. Treatment prepartion is a big factor in eleminating of bedbugs. Albanese Pest Control can walk you through the preparation.
Albanese Pest Control can as well have the prepartion done for you, if you are unable to do so. Contact our office for perpartion help and instructions.

Treatment

The most effective program for eliminating bed bugs is one that utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is the use of all possible methods in a logical combination that minimizes risk of pesticide exposure, safeguards the environment, and maximizes Effectiveness.

Treatment Methods Available

Chemical, Non-Chemical, Organic, and Cryonite Freeze

Guarantee

All bedbug treatments are 100% guarantee / follow up visit. All bedbug treatments are followed up by K-9's and visual inspection. If there is any bedbug activity detected there is no additional charge. Albanese Pest Control will keep inspecting and treating if necessary till bed bugs are totally eliminated. Albanese Pest Control carries a full line of bedbug protector covers for matress, box spring, sofa ,available in all sizes. This will keep furniture protected from bedbugs.

Call our office for more details on treatment and all chemical labels will be given with service. (718) 232-5507