What do we do against bed bugs?
We investigate where in the property (number of rooms and/or what kind of furniture) the bed bug infestation is situated
Depending on the extent of the infestation we make a exterminate plan, either we spray, fumigate or vacuum the items with bed bugs
We can make a return visit to inspect if all the bed bugs are gone and take measures
Why do you have bed bugs?
A bed bug infestation has nothing to do with cleanliness,you can pick them up in the finest hotels, and they can hitchhike into the cleanest homes at any time. Found in cracks and crevices, including matrass seams, sheets, furniture, curtains, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. There are many places in every house where the bed bug can live. They can travel easily, that’s why they like to stay in hotels where they can travel to different rooms and different kind of luggage, clothes, bags, towels and other personal belongings.
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects. They feed themselves with human blood and other warm-blooded living creatures. They are about 4 to 5 mm small and have a rust brown colour and look like the seeds of an apple. They are not bigger than 5 mm. People also call them “mahogany flats,” “red coats” and “chinches.” After they’ve feed themselves with blood they are more swollen. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. In the night they become more active because the host is asleep.
Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days.
Signs of a bed bug infestation
There are many possible signs of bed bug activity. The first would be seeing the bugs. A second sign would be seeing the case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, when you find them on your furniture, that can indicate their presence.
After feeding, bed bugs return to their harbourage to hide. They eventually defecate in these areas, which appears as black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces. They also have a distinctively sweet, yet unpleasant smell.
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 bugs Steamer
Using a bed bug steamer to kill bed bugs and get rid of bed bugs in your home is environmentally safe and highly effective. Bed bugs cannot tolerate heat above 120 degrees, and a bed bug steamer will kill bed bugs on contact. Even better, steam can penetrate into hard to reach areas and through the cloth wrappers of mattresses and box springs to kill bed bugs hiding inside as well.
While highly effective, steamers are not inexpensive, but certainly not near as expensive as bringing a professional bed bug exterminator. Using a bed bug steamer is at the top of the list for do it yourself bed bug treatment options, it works and is safe.
Bed bugs danger
The bites of the bed bug can leave itchy welts on the skin and can cause allergic reactions, such as severe itching, though not everyone reacts to their bite. If not treated right and in time they can spread throughout your whole property.