BEDBUGS Cimex lectularius
Bedbugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.
Color: Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal
Shape: Flat; broad oval
Bedbugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switchplates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.
Bedbugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.
Although bedbugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bedbugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.
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A bed bug problem can grow exponentially if not treated. Two bed bugs can quickly breed and multiply. If left untreated for several months, the bed bug infestation will reach thousands of adult bed bugs and tens of thousands of eggs and juvenile bed bugs. In order for there to be effective bed bug treatment, you need to eliminate 100% of the insects, as a single pregnant female can start the problem all over again.
Bed Bug Facts:
- Bed bugs feed on humans when they are sleeping or sitting still for long periods of time as well as household pets. Their bite is painless, but will leave a small mark.
- Bed bugs will forage over 15 feet from their nesting area and move from room to room easily
- Bed bugs prefer to rest in cracks and crevices, inside mattresses and box springs, bed frames and chests of drawers, as well as picture frames on walls
- Bed bugs can be extremely difficult to eliminate
Bed bugs are very difficult to eradicate. Traps and most chemicals are not effective on them. Direct contact is required to kill a bed bug, which is made difficult as they like to hide in cracks. Control and eradication measures for bed bugs are extensive and require participation by the residents of the infested home. Dirks Pest Management uses chemical and non-chemical solutions to treat bed bug infestations and will work with you to keep the bed bugs from returning after treatment.