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The bed bug species are mostly known for infesting bed & breakfasts, hotels, inns, chalet rentals, and motels. Travelers are oftentimes blindsided by these tiny insects. They knowingly utilize bed bug-infested travel accommodations. Only when they discover a few bites on their bodies do they become suspicious. The bed bug “Cimex lectularius” targets public facilities like hospitals, skilled nursing homes, medical centers, daycares, college dorms, and homeless shelters. While bed bugs are easy to encounter, they are difficult to get rid of.
How Do Bed Bugs Access Homes?
Bed bugs rely on vectors, animals, and humans, to travel from place to place. They target vulnerable travelers, college students, babies, toddlers, senior citizens, patients, and homeless people. The insect has a mighty grip that can clutch onto clothes, fur, hair, canvas, and other materials. While they travel slowly, they can crawl into backpacks, purses, suitcases, and briefcases. They will remain there until reaching their final destination, which is more commonly a traveler’s home. However, they can travel from one travel accommodation to another accommodation, hospital to hospital, and daycare to daycare.
Do Bed Bugs Transmit Diseases To Infants?
No, bed bugs do not spread diseases to babies. However, the insect’s saliva has reportedly caused allergic relations in young children. The bed bug saliva is made up of protein molecules that cause mild to moderate skin reactions. Redness, itchiness, edematous, dry skin, and inflammation.
What Pest Control Method Works For Bed Bug Infestation?
Heat treatment is the most effective and efficient pest management technique utilized to eradicate bed bug colonies. Our pest control company recommends various treatments for bed bug infestations:
- Traps – Traps utilize an adhesive to trap bed bugs. Bed traps can be utilized alone or with other treatments like pesticides.
- Heat Treatment – Heat treatment utilizes temperatures of 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The home is prepped to trap the heat inside the infested rooms. A pest control technician monitors the temperature to ensure it does not drop below 122 degrees. It can take between 15 and 60 minutes to eradicate a colony of bed bugs.
- Cryonite Treatment – Cryonite treatment utilizes temperatures below 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The home is prepped to maintain the 110 degrees. The bed bugs begin to die off within 15 minutes.
- Pesticide Treatment – Pesticides are available in various formulas – natural, organic, and traditional (chemical-based). Pesticide strength options are standard and industrial grade, with the latter being the strongest.
Is DIY Pesticide Effective For Bed Bug Infestation?
Do-it-yourself pesticide (over-the-counter pesticide) is effective in eradicating a few bed bugs, but not a colony. Over-the-counter pesticides are limited to standard-strength formulas, which are not strong enough to wipe out a full infestation of bed bugs. You can maximize the extermination ability by combining OTC pesticides and traps.
Do Pest Control Companies Have Pesticide Safety Protocols?
Yes, all pest management companies are required to heed federal pesticide regulations. The US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” oversees companies that offer pest control services and manufacturers of pesticides. These regulations protect animals, plants, the environment, and humans from potential exposure to chemicals found in pesticides.
What Is The Cost Of Pest Control Services?
The price varies depending on several factors:
- Level of severity
- House size
- Treatment type
We offer free quotes for all our pest control services.
What Prevention Method Is Recommended For Bed Bugs?
Visual inspections of hotel rooms, dorms, hospitals, and other facilities under the bed bug target. Knowing the signs of a bed bug infestation, how to avoid bed bugs when staying in targeted facilities, and how to identify a bed bug is a great starting place.
When Will A Licensed Exterminator Be Available?
A customer support representative will process your service request within 24 and 48 hours, in most cases.