Bed Bug Protection
Over the past few years, there has been a sharp rise in bed bug sightings. These blood suckers are found everywhere from hotel rooms, homes, hospitals and places of work. The transport of bed bugs from one place to another without the human host ever noticing it makes it virtually impossible to know you have bed bugs until certain symptoms become evident. Bite marks of a certain kind are a tell-tale sign you may have a bed bug problem. Finding where bed bugs are, however, is usually a serious challenge. Fact is bed bugs are nocturnal and usually feed at night, which means you may never see one during the day. They like to be in tight spaces and lay their eggs in cracks, crevices and wall voids. They can go without feeding for extended periods of time, even for hundreds of days. Your pet dog or pet bird may be the hosts for bed bugs! Females lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetime and they are “glued” to objects so simply vacuuming is not an option for removal. Remediation of bed bugs involves treating mattress seams, labels, and bed frames. Baseboards, picture frames, outlet covers, switch plates and other cracks must be treated as well. There are heating treatments, freezing, fumigation, and fumigant strips that are used in bed bug treatments.
True diagnosis and control of a bed bug infestation is mostly a complex process that involves several procedures that can only be completed by a qualified trained professional. Technicians at Knockout Pest Elimination have been trained by researchers in the field of bed bug studies including professors and graduate students from the University of Florida.