Don’t Allow Bed Bugs to spoil your business!
- Bed Bugs can spread disease
- Bed Bugs can deface/damage property
- Bed Bugs breed quickly and are discreet
- Bed Bugs create hazardous living conditions
- Bed Bugs WILL cost you money
What can Quality Commercial Pest Control do for you?
There was a time when Bed Bugs were almost extinct here in southern california however, over the last few years, Bed Bugs have become much more prevalent. Quality Commercial Pest Control will do a thorough inspection and identify all areas of infestation to create an intensive Bed Bug treatment.
There are several chemical methods to treat bed bugs. Your account manager after inspecting will create a plan showing you the different options and methods available for your facility.
Quality Commercial Pest Control can treat using heat and steam machines designed to kill immediately all active infestations of bed bugs.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bedbugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless and covered in small hairs that make their bodies appear to be striped.
Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bedbugs move slowly and measure between 1/8 and 3/16-inch, making them visible to humans.
Nymphs are approximately the size of the head of a pin and are white or gold until they feed. Their pale coloration acts to camouflage them against mattresses and light carpets. Nymphs are approximately the size of a single lentil or apple seed.
How can I detect Bed Bugs?
Detecting bed bugs can be difficult, as they are both nocturnal and small in size. However, evidence of a Bed Bug infestation may be found in bedding and on mattresses. People sometimes roll onto Bed Bugs while they sleep, resulting in bloodstains upon the sheets. Live Bed Bugs leave clusters of dark brown or black spots of dried excrement on infested surfaces. Bed Bugs also exude a subtle, sweet, musty odor.
Bed Bugs have flattened wingless, brown or reddish-brown bodies. They can be found in bed sheets, box springs, walls, clothing and luggage. They prefer tight crevices and dark locations where they can remain hidden and protected. Mattresses and other furniture may also host these parasitic insects. Bed Bugs are easily transported into previously non-infested dwellings and studies have linked outbreaks to tourism.
If you have detected a Bed Bug infestation within your facility or home, contact us immediately for a FREE inspection and quote.
Bed Bug Bites
Although their bite can cause irritation and even infection, Bed Bugs do not carry or transmit diseases. Bed Bug bites can become itchy and may leave red bumps and marks. Bed Bug bites may appear similar to a number of other insect bites.
However, unlike those of other insects, Bed Bug bites appear in tight lines of multiple, small, red marks. Bed Bugs are not social insects, so groups of bites are most likely the result of one specimen continuing to feed upon its victim. Some bites leave large wheals, although these marks are not typically an indication of a serious problem and will fade to small, red marks within a few days.
Bed Bug bites can cause itchiness. Initially, a victim may detect a slight burning sensation. The burning area then develops red bumps, known as papules or wheals. In extreme cases, bites may swell dramatically or turn into blister-like skin inflammations. However, many bites leave no mark and go completely unnoticed.
Facts about Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are small, nocturnal, wingless insects that belong to the family of Cimicidae. They feed on human blood and other warm-blooded hosts. They are oval in shape and grow up to 4-5mm long when fully grown. Their skin color is rust brown to a deeper red brown. Bed Bugs are also known as “mahogany flats”, “red coats” and “chinches.” The adult bedbug does not have any wings and has a flattened body.
Not only are they dorsoventrally flattened, but they are also thin which creates a great advantage for them. They can hide in unusual places such as behind baseboards, floor cracks, and under carpets or behind loose wallpaper, which makes them difficult to detect.
Not only are they difficult to detect, but Bed Bugs also tend to stay close together and have a distinctively sweet, yet unpleasant smell. Blood spotting on mattresses and nearby furnishings are also signs of a Bed Bug infestation.
Bed Bugs have existed since the ancient times and are found in temperate climates throughout the world. There are different types of Bed Bugs, but the common bedbug with a scientific name of Cimex lectularius, is adaptable to human environments.
In tropical regions, including Florida, other visible kind of species called Cimex hemipterus, are also known to swarm among poultry and bats. Other places, such as West Africa and South America, are home to the Leptocimex boueti species that infests bats and humans. On the other hand, the species that are found among bats are called Cimex pilosellus and C. pipistrella, and are lurking all over in North America, primarily in poultry farms.
Since they can survive in birds’ nests, they can be seen in houses and buildings that have several bird nests, particularly on rooftops. They are also known to feed on bats or household pets, but their typical source of nutrition is human blood.
Bed Bugs have a great worldwide distribution due to human travelers who transport luggage, clothing, bedding, and furniture. Though they may reside in unusual places, they are also likely to be found in small cracks near a bed or in comforters and bed sheets.
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