Bed Bugs have plagued humanity since the beginning of time. Although Bed Bugs were effectively eradicated in the 1940s and 50s through effective insecticide advancements, they are making a comeback. Experts are blaming the resurgence on increased world travel, pesticide resistance and the poor awareness of the general public concerning the habits, living conditions and life span of Bed Bugs. These tiny insects feed upon the blood of humans and pets which presents a legitimate health concern as their populations increase.
Bed Bug infestations are most common in hotels and multi-unit housing structures, but they are easily spread to homes when acquired while traveling or visiting friends. They hitch rides on people and pets and in luggage, personal belongings, second hand clothing and furniture to a new home where they seek shelter. Once in the home, Bed Bugs take up residence in hiding spots. These hiding spots include bed frames, box springs, mattresses, curtains, baseboards, electrical outlets and other various hiding places. These critters feed during the night time hours.
Bed Bugs in Tucson are very small and difficult to see. Adults are light brown in color and only about 1/4 inch in length. Bed Bug nymphs are much smaller and translucent, turning red from blood after feeding. Female Bed Bugs lay approximately three to five eggs daily. The majority of Bed Bugs in Tucson can live up to six months without feeding with some lasting as much as a year. This is just one factor that makes Bed Bugs extremely hard to kill without the help of a pest control professional.
Bed Bug Service
Essential Offers Comprehensive Solutions:
Due to the complex habits and biology of Bed Bugs, tailor-made bed bug treatments are required for each situation in order to ensure elimination. Essential offers a variety of Bed Bug treatment solutions for our clients.
Bed Bug Inspection and Identification
Detection and Monitoring Systems
Comprehensive Treatment Strategies
Provide Prevention with Mattress Encasements
Determining Bed Bug Tucson Infestations:
Bed Bugs have mouth parts that pierce and suck the blood from human and pets. They prefer to hide during the day in cracks and crevices close to where they feed such as human and pet beds. The presence of Bed Bugs can often be detected by their fecal matter, eggs and skin castes. These are accumulated around mattress seams, cracks and crevices of the bed and other living spaces. Bed Bug debris looks similar to sprinkled salt and pepper. The most common form of Bed Bug detection is small blood spots on bedding or physical bites on the skin.
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