Bed Bugs And The Problems They Cause
Bed bugs are problematic for both commercial and residential Pest Control customers alike. If not handled properly, bed bug infestations can be a public relations nightmare for companies and businesses, resulting in a damaged reputation, lost revenue, possible litigation and, in extreme cases, closure. Homeowners and renters also face a troubling battle with bed bug infestations that can take a physical and emotional toll and prove to be an expensive and frustrating problem to solve.
The Modern solution to bed bugs
Our Exterminators offers both conventional chemical treatment and Thermal Remediation or heat treatment to its commercial and residential customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are the leader in the bed bug industry and our trained Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). We can customize bed bug treatment plans to meet your specific needs..
As soon as bed bugs are suspected, call 425 Exterminators for a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the infestation. Then a treatment strategy and follow up plan, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, should be discussed.
About the pest
Bed bugs are nasty little insects that can bite your skin, and feed on your blood while you sleep. Their bites can create small red spots on your body. Bed bugs can even cause insomnia in people who are so worried about being bit that they are unable to fall asleep. Because they are not really active during the day, it can be difficult to detect if you have a bed bug problem in your home. While trained bed bug dogs have a ninety-seven percent success rate of detecting bed bugs in a home, the success of even a trained inspector can be as low as seventeen percent. While that figure is surprisingly low, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to detect bed bugs on your own. By understanding bed bugs, and knowing where they hide, you will have a better chance of accurately determining whether or not there are bed bugs in your home. Since bed bugs feed on the blood of sleeping humans, the most common area where bed bugs hide is around the bed. Because they are so small, they can hide in mattresses, headboards and box springs, as well as within pillows and pillow cases, blankets and sheets. As you are examining these areas, in addition to looking for bed bugs themselves, you should also keep an eye out for signs of bed bugs. If you notice any dark spots or small piles of waste, these are strong indications that you have bed bugs in your home. In addition to your bed, there are a variety of other places within your home where these tricky little insects may hide. After thoroughly examining your bed, the next place to look is your curtains. Bed bugs can easily hide within the folds of curtains. When you are near your walls, if you notice any peeling wallpaper or paint, you should also look behind it. As a result of their tiny size, it’s easy for bed bugs to slip into these discrete areas. Furniture is another popular hiding spot for bed bugs. If you or anyone in your home sleeps on any of your furniture, you will want to be especially thorough when you inspect that furniture. Bed bugs will usually burrow down into the seams of furniture, so this is where you will want to focus your attention. Finally, you may also find bed bugs hiding behind the covers on your light switches and electrical sockets. Because checking these areas requires unscrewing the covers, you will want to check the other areas first. However, if you don’t find signs of bed bugs anywhere else in your house, but still have a strong feeling that they are in your home, it’s worth the extra time to perform this additional check.