Bedbugs have been around for thousands of years, brought to the United States by early colonists. Although by the late 1950’s bedbugs had all but disappeared, there has been a resurgence of them in the last decade. Despite their name,
bedbugs are not only found in beds; they can be in chair cushions, sofas, behind electrical outlets, cracks and crevices around baseboards, or even behind picture frames. In other words, they can be live pretty much anywhere. Bedbugs are
easily spread by suitcase, bedding, furniture, and clothing. Bedbugs feed on blood and will do so on any warm-blooded mammal, they prefer humans. They do not transmit any diseases, but their bite can cause red, itchy welts. They multiply
rapidly with female bedbugs laying 200-500 eggs in her lifetime. Bedbugs can live for a year or more without eating and can withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to almost 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Some signs of a bedbug infestation usually include, live bedbugs, “rusty” spots on bedding, eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and white, and skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger. If you suspect a bedbug infestation, the most effective way to deal the problem is getting a pest control professional involved as soon as possible. We will assist you in detecting and eliminating bedbugs from your home.