Bedbugs lurk in cracks and crevices, and they’ve been living on human blood for centuries. Though they aren’t known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, the stubborn parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites. However, bed bugs don’t always leave marks. The best way to tell if you have a bed bug infestation is to see the live, apple-seed-size critters for yourself.
Bed bugs find their victims through body heat, the carbon dioxide from exhaled breath, and other biological signatures. The bed bug feeds, then retreats to its place of harborage for days or even weeks before coming back out. Hiding bed bugs can make detection difficult until the infestation is well established.
This pest gets its name from the fact that it is usually found in close proximity to beds. Bed bugs can mature in about 35 days, and live about 7 to 12 months. This makes bed bug removal difficult to do without the help of a professional.
Detection of bed bugs is also difficult. Since they live in cracks and crevices and particularly in the fibers of a bed, and since you may not be able to determine the source of your unsightly bug bite, the best way to recognize if you have bed bugs or not, is too see the apple seed-sized creature with the naked eye. This can be very difficult without the consultation of a professional so don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
. In particular cases, Advanced Pest Control will use canines to locate bed bugs, and their source. Once the source is located we use Aprehend, a new biopesticide based on a natural fungal disease, that only affects insects to control the problem.