Bed bugs are hitchhikers and this mobile world is right down their alley. Commonly associated with hotels and motels, these bugs have found their way into businesses, doctor’s offices, schools, nursing homes and other venues. They do not distinguish between dirty or clean surroundings when looking for a home of their own, so all homes and businesses are vulnerable.
Bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of people, using these blood meals to grow and reproduce. Although bed bugs prefer human blood, they are also capable of feeding on animals, including dogs, cats, and other pets. Bed bugs are primarily active at night. They live close to areas where people sleep, rest, or sit for long periods. Hungry bugs will move out from their hiding places, in search of exposed skin. Typically, the head and neck are bitten, but bed bugs will also bite bare arms, hands, and legs. When searching for a place to feed, these bugs can move very quickly. Once an appropriate site is found, they feed for 2-5 minutes until full, and then move quickly away from the person and into a hiding place. These hiding places can be mattress seams, furniture, electrical outlets, picture frames or a number of other locations in close proximity to the host.
All people are not equally sensitive to bed bug bites. Some victims break out in rashes or mild red spots while others have no reaction at all. It is important to know that many times bed bug bites are mistaken for mosquito bites, sensitization to detergents, soaps and even poison ivy.
Services We Offer:
- Heat Treatment – Faster results, more effective and less preparation for the client.
- Chemical Treatment – Residual protection after each treatment. Includes a post treatment inspection.
We service Residential & Commercial locations in Delaware and Maryland.
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Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
- Seeing the Bugs – Adult bed bugs resemble the shape and size of an apple seed.
- Skin Casings – As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins.
- 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 – May indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.