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  • Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Control

  • Bed Bug Control and Treatment

    TREATMENT OPTIONS

    • Identification is the first step in the treatment of bed bugs.  
    • If a live bed bug cannot be found, we recommend having a thorough inspection completed first. 
    • Once a bed bug (or signs of bed bugs) have been found and positively identified, then it is time to start the treatment process.  

    We perform chemical treatments for Bed bug control and elimination.

    • This highly successful process consists of an initial treatment and a follow-up treatment.
    • The chemicals provide a quick knock-down and leave behind a residual for long-term control.

    There are certain preparations that must be made in order for our treatments to be successful. Please call our office for more information or if you would like to schedule a treatment.

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    Life History, Description, and Biology

    • Bed bugs are oval, chestnut-brown insects and are flattened from top to bottom.
    • Adult bed bugs measure about ¼ inch in length.
    • The mouthparts are shaped into an elongated proboscis, which, when not in use, is held directed backward underneath the body. When a bug is ready to feed, the proboscis is extended forward and the stylets within are thrust into the skin of a host.
    • Mated female bed bugs deposit their eggs in their resting places.
    • One female will produce about 345 eggs during her lifespan.
    • Bed bugs grow by molting several times. Nymphs look very much like the adults, except they are smaller and not sexually mature.
    • There are five nymphal molts, and each nymph must have a blood meal to be able to molt to the next stage.
    • Adults feed once a week on average but feed many times during their four-month or longer lifespan.

    Bed bugs often come into a home via secondhand articles and furniture. They may also migrate between homes via wires or plumbing. In addition, since warehouses, trucks, and railroad cars may be infested, common bed bugs can infest homes by stowing away on new furniture stored or shipped from these places.