Bed bugs have been nearly absent from developed countries for the last 30 years. In recent years, airline routes and the loss of effective long-lasting insecticides due to regulations have allowed the bed bug to make a comeback in the United States.. With the number of sightings in the United States doubling every year, bed bugs are again proving to be a difficult and not so uncommon pest.
Bed bugs measure only an eighth of an inch in length lay dormant during daylight hours in small cracks and crevices, coming out at night to feed on our blood. Bedbugs often hide near bedding areas but can travel up to 100 feet to obtain a meal. Most activity occurs between midnight and 7:00 a.m. The bite of a bedbug is painless, but most people will develop an allergic reaction to the saliva transferred from the bugs as they feed. The reaction will result in red swollen and itchy skin.
In the absence of long-lasting pesticides that were effective against bed bugs in the past, pest control companies are forced to rely on new treatment techniques and technologies, and some old-fashioned problem-solving skills.
Proper bed bug control always starts with a thorough inspection. Bed bugs will hide where you would least expect and, for the most part, only a trained professional will be successful in finding them. For an effective bed bug treatment, the following are almost always a must; the physical removal of live bugs, sealing the mattress and box spring in bug-proof encasements, and the application of targeted residual and contact insecticides.
Follow-up visits are also crucial and should be scheduled at intervals that match the hatching patterns of new bed bugs. The nymphs emerge from eggs after seven to ten days, and will actively feed every ten to fourteen days. It is imperative that follow-up treatments be spaced ten to fourteen days apart in order to eradicate both new hatchlings and any other bedbugs that were dormant in hiding places during the previous treatment.
With the recent U.S. reintroduction of bed bugs, within the past 12 to 24 months, our office has seen a large increase in bed bug activity. As we started performing bed bug services, we quickly realized that we needed to develop a way to educate and communicate with our customers. In our experience, educating the customer about bed bugs and the steps necessary to eradicate them is the most vital step we can take to satisfy the customer in the long term. In this case, we need to communicate with two customers, property managers, and the building residents.
It is often said that bed bug control is a losing battle. It doesn’t have to be. Early detection, thorough inspection, and properly-timed treatments can ensure that you are once again able to “sleep tight.”
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