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Bed Bugs

COMMON NAME:
Bed Bug
With Bed Bugs growing more and more in North America, invading Hotels, Education Facilites, Movie Theaters, Retail Stores and many other Businesses, as well as Private Residences, no Facility is immune. Although they have not been proven to spread dieases, bed bugs inflict bites that can be itchy and unsightly, and cause a psychological reaction in people. Bed bugs require professional attention. With our BED BUG ELIMINATION Program. We will perform an intense inspection of your home or business, and design a Customized Treatment plan to fit every individuals needs. Call for your FREE Bed Bug Inspection Today.
Identification
Adult bed bugs are roughly 1/4-inch long by 1/8-inch wide, are reddish-brown in color and are often compared to the size of an apple seed, Nymphs are visible but hard to see and can be as small 1/32inch.
 
Bed Bug eggs are very hard to see with the naked eye. They are white, have a pearly sheen and are found clustered together.
 
A tell-tale sign of bed bug activity is the presence of fecal smears, which resemble rust stains, on mattresses, box springs and bedding.
 
Bed bugs are most often introduced to a facility by "hitchhiking" on objects - incoming supplies, personal belongings, equipment, etc any employee or guest with a bed bug issue at home could unknowingly bring pest into your facility.
 
Bed bugs are expert crawlers and often spread by crawling to new areas.
 
LATIN NAME:
Cimex lectularius
Dont let the Bed Bugs get out of control, like in my video below.

Tips for Prevention

Any items coming into your facility, especially returned goods and rental or used furniture. Should be inspected for bed bugs activity. Institute a quartine period for suspect items.
 
Seal cracks where bed bugs can hide, especially in high risk areas.
 
Have regular bed bugs inspections performed to identify activity.
 
Restrict where personal belongings such as backpacks and handbags can be stored to minimize introduction points.
 
Minimize clutter to reduce bed bug hiding places.
 
Utilize mattress and box spring encasements to protect sleep sets from becoming infested by any pests introuced to an establishment.
 
Educate yourself/employees on how to identify bed bugs or signs of activity. They are your first line of defense in spotting potential issues.