Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, elusive, and parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae. They live strictly by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals. The name ‘bed bug’ is derived from the insect’s preferred habitat infesting houses and especially beds or other common areas where people may sleep. Bedbugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts. Largely eradicated as pests in the United States in the early 1940s, bedbugs have been resurgent in the past decade to near epidemic proportions.
REMEDIAL HEAT AND CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
Schendel Pest Control would like to advise you on the recent acceleration in bed bug activity and sightings in our general area.
Bed bugs are a very mobile insect, meaning they travel well. Most of the general use pesticides today do not work because they have shown a built up resistance to most of these. Specialized chemicals and heat are the only things that seems to work across the United States.
Some ways the bed bugs travel are listed below:
- When traveling from hotel and motels, they can be brought home in luggage and bags.
- When a child is coming home for summer after being away at college, can bring them into homes in furniture, bedding and clothing.
- A family member moving from an apartment complex or housing that may store furniture in your house.
- Used and yard sale furniture needs to be inspected thoroughly
- Just plain family and friends that stop by for a visit who may have been traveling
These are just a few ways today that they can be moved from one location to another. Schendel Pest Control is implementing specialized chemicals and dust along with heat to help combat bed bugs. Schendel Pest Control handles bed bug mattress and box spring encasements, monitors and other tools. We also have a trailer with 430 cubic foot of space to heat people’s possessions before they are allowed to enter structures.
If you have any questions please call us at 1-800-371-3241