Professional Bedbug Control Makes Sense
Whether you are a private household or business, if you have any problems with bedbugs, then you need professional pest control. Young’s Pest Control offers a complete service, which will cover both large and small infestation problems.
If in doubt, call or drop us an email for expert pest control advice on how to identify pest infestations and solve your problem.
Serving Your Bedbug Needs
Why Bedbugs Need to be Controlled
Bedbugs are tiny, hard-to-see insects that are very difficult to detect and control. Contrary to popular belief, these insects do not require a specifically filthy area in order to become widespread. Indeed, even a clean area can be heavily infested; and even cleaning thereafter may be ineffective in combating them. They are prone to hide in crevices, headboards and nightstands during the day and they typically prefer messy conditions, as these offer ways to stay close to their prey. They usually come out to feed at night by nourishing on the blood of humans and animals. Although a strange fact, bedbugs aren’t necessarily located only in beds; they can move an extra 30 meters in order to feed, which they do every 5-10 days. Because these insects can replicate so quickly without anyone directly noticing, pest control often becomes a necessity. The female can lay one to five eggs a day and the insects are very adaptable in general.
They move very quickly and can detect, and avoid, the remnants of insecticides, which makes successful strategies and techniques a priority when fighting them.
As well as the need for a close and thorough inspection of household locations, detailed knowledge of their biology is necessary to understand how to get rid of them. Pest control is made even more difficult by a bedbug infestation because the understanding of the safe, legal and effective ways to eliminate them is not easily gained. Even by grabbing a can of the strongest insect-killing spray and emptying it will not be effective.
To eliminate a bedbug infestation, the correct insecticide formula and the correct level of concentration is needed. It is, therefore, very difficult for individual homeowners to solve their own bedbug control problems. These insects are mainly attracted by people and animals, their body heat and the Co2 from their breath. Although you can try to avoid bringing these insects into your home by not buying used furniture, almost anyone is at risk of having an infestation of bedbugs brought into their home.
You can recognize if you have an infestation if you see the bug itself (alive or dead), its eggs, its cast skins, its faecal matter or strange blood patterns on your bed. They lay their eggs in clusters in deep cracks and narrow slits, which can be detected from the transparent sticky materials that are a by-product. As these insects grow, they each need to feast on blood. However, they are even more difficult to exterminate because adults can survive for more than a year without feeding. And when they do bite, they inject saliva into the victim’s skin and cause an allergic reaction. How severe this depends on the individual, but it is typical to see reddening, minor inflammation and recurring itching. It goes without saying that with an infestation, having numerous bites like this can be very discomforting.
We encourage you to find out more about our bedbug control services so that we can help you exterminate this terrible insect virus.