What are bed bugs?
Bedbugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm (roughly the size of the letters on a penny) to 5mm (roughly the size of Lincoln’s head on a penny), and can live up to a year without a blood meal. Bed bugs don't jump or fly, and they crawl about the same speed as an ant.
The most common way for bed bugs to invade your home is for your family, or your friends to bring them in without realizing it. Bed bugs are excellent “hitch-hikers.” Here are some ways you could bring bed bugs into your home:
• Picking up bed bug-infested beds, or furniture that has been discarded.
• Visiting someone who has bed bugs and carrying them back with you on your clothing or possessions.
• Staying overnight in a bed bug-infested hotel or home and bringing them home in your luggage.
• Renting furniture infested with bed bugs from rental companies.
• Buying bed bug-infested second-hand furniture, carpets, blankets, luggage, pictures, and fixtures from stores, yard sales, auctions, and flea markets.
• Bedbugs can also migrate from one apartment to the next through pipe and wiring runs, and through wall and ceiling voids, in the same way that cockroaches move between apartments.
Do bed bugs spread disease?
Bed bugs are not known to spread disease and not be considered a medial hazard. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. The itching can lead to excessive scratching that could increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.
Our service technicians go through extensive training and attend seminars on a regular basis. By using the most up to date chemicals, equipment and procedures, it ensures our treatment is both safe and effective. Absolute Pest Control Services can handle all of your commercial and residential bed bug exterminating needs. We offer treatments programs for commercial properties, single home, and multi family housing. A combination of non-chemical and chemical methods are used to treat bed bugs. Our non-chemical methods include vacuuming, steaming, box spring encasements and interception devices. We also use chemicals with contact kill and long term residual. One thing that sets us apart from the competition is preparation required before treatment. Most companies require extensive preparation before treatment. We require little or no preparation. We have found extensive preparations sometimes spread the bed bug infestations throughout your home or business. We do an initial treatment then we do a follow up service in about 2 weeks. More follow ups may be needed depending on the size of the infestation.
Call us at 419-589-7788 or fill out our contact form today for more information about bed bugs.