HOW TO IDENTIFY BEDBUGS?
Appearance: Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal. For more information, see What do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Behavior, Diet & Habits: Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep. Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation: Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.
Case skins: As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.
Defecation: After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.
Bites: also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.
Bed Bug Issues?
Bed bugs have become a major threat for residential and commercial property owners in the DFW Metroplex. These pests went dormant in the past 60 to 70 years due to the widespread use of DDT, but resurgence has taken off since the late 1990s and continued into the 2000's. Entomologists speculate that the reemergence of bed bugs may be due to increased international travel, the ban on DDT and a higher resistance to currently used pesticides. Bed bugs pose a significant risk and challenge to homeowners and businesses alike. That’s why American Pest has developed an array of bed bug services to help owners of residential and commercial properties in DC, Columbia, Bethesda and all of Maryland and Northern Virginia combat their bed bug problems.
Bullseye K-9 Detection Services
Even a minor bed bug infestation can disrupt day-to-day operations at work or in your home. Infestations are also very difficult to eradicate without proper treatment. We have several bed bug treatments to offer for all levels of infestation for property owners in the DFW metroplex.
- Bed Bug Heat Treatments
- K-9 Bed Bug Detection
- Mattress and Box Spring Encasements
- Conventional Pesticide Treatment
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For more information on getting rid of bed bugs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and bed bug treatments for other areas we service, please contact the bed bug exterminators through our contact page.
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