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Bedbugs are also known as Cimex Lectularius. These ectoparasites feed on blood. Although they will accept animal blood, they prefer human blood. As a result, you’re going to be their primary meal. Bedbugs are clever pests that know how to hide exceptionally well. Once they’ve invaded a home, they’ll hide on sheets, covers, box springs, and mattresses. Doing so allows them to stay as close to food as possible. Once the lights go out for the night, the bedbugs will come out and feed. Bedbugs are only 3/16th of an inch and flat so they can hide anywhere.
Why Bedbugs Are In Your Home
It doesn’t take a genius to find out why bedbugs invade residential dwellings. These pests thrive by consuming human blood. Therefore, they need to stay close to humans. They can access food sources consistently and conveniently in homes, motels, apartments, and other residences. Bedbugs use several clever techniques to enter residential dwellings. For starters, these pests can hide on used clothes, furniture, and other items. When buying used clothes, it is pertinent to check them carefully to ensure that they’re free of pests. Otherwise, the pests will enter your home when you bring the clothes home with you. Staying at a motel could lead to an infestation as well. As mentioned above, bedbugs tend to stay in motels because it allows them to access human blood.
Bedbugs at motels can hide in your luggage. When you return home, you might go home with a luggage full of bedbugs. Finally, it should be noted that bedbugs can travel from one apartment to another. Sealing gaps around windows and doors can prevent this from happening.
Bedbug Health Risks
Most of our clients are frightened of bedbugs because these pests consume human blood. They bite and suck blood. Ultimately, this is enough to concern you. However, you’ll find that these pests aren’t as frightening as you might believe. Although they’ll create certain issues, these pests aren’t physically dangerous. Bedbugs do not transmit illnesses. They’ll bite and suck your blood, but they won’t give you a dangerous illness. A bedbug bite could lead to the development of a nasty rash though. Another issue is that bedbugs will prevent you from sleeping well.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be more likely to get sick.
Ways To Eliminate Bedbugs
Bedbugs need to be dealt with quickly. However, you need to identify the infestation first. Our company offers bedbug canine inspection services. We recommend taking advantage of this because it’ll make it easy for you to identify the problem. Once our dogs have sniffed your home, we’ll know where the pests are hiding. Then, one of our bedbug extermination services will remove the bedbugs from your home. We offer the following services.
Manual Bedbug Services
We use manual bedbug service when we need to remove bedbugs from one area of the home. It works quickly, but clients will need to prepare before we arrive. Preparation requirements are extensive. We’re proud to provide manual bedbug services without chemicals. When you contact us, we’ll tell you what you need to do to prepare for our manual bedbug services.
We love eliminating bedbugs using our heat treatments because they’re safe and efficient. We can use heat to eliminate bedbugs and eggs throughout the home. It only requires one visit to wipe out the infestation. However, we’ll return to ensure that your home is indeed free of pests. Another perk associated with heat treatments is that you don’t need to prepare much. As long as you evacuate the home, we can wipe out the pests.
We do not need to use chemicals with our heat treatments. Diatomaceous Earth can be used, but the dust is harmless.
Our fumigation services aren’t suitable for all situations, but they’re great for our commercial clients. Fumigation works exceptionally well for dealing with large infestations in big structures. For instance, we would recommend fumigation services for treating motels and hotels. Although the preparation requirements are slim, inhabitants will need to leave the structure. In most cases, you’ll need to stay away for 24 to 48 hours. Our technician will let you know when you can return. Our fumigation services use Vikane to kill the bedbugs in the building.
Can You Do It On Your Own?
You may contemplate using DIY methods to fix the problem. Ultimately, DIY methods can kill bedbugs. However, these services likely won’t eliminate all of the bedbugs in your home. Therefore, we cannot recommend using do-it-yourself methods. Unless you’ve done it before multiple times, there is a high probability that you’re going to miss some of the bedbugs hiding in your home. You’ll also need to take steps to avoid dangerous pesticides. Work with us to eliminate the risks and protect the ones you love.
Our Goal Is To Protect You
Although our primary goal is to get rid of the bedbugs, we’ll always do everything we can to protect you, your pets, and your children. We would never use chemicals that could pose a risk to you or your loved ones. Instead, we are going to wipe out the infestation using EPA-registered products. These products are safe so they’ll give you greater peace of mind. We do not use any pesticides or products that could be dangerous.
Unfortunately, some exterminators have made life harder for good exterminators. They’ve overcharged their clients without providing satisfactory results. Now, many Cincinnati clients believe that all exterminators are bad. Rest assured knowing that we’re different. We’re always going to do what we can to provide you with fair prices. We often charge a price based on the size of your home. Plus, we’re going to give you a bid price before we begin.
Keeping Bedbugs Out
Be cautious when staying at motels, purchasing used clothes, and buying used furniture. Do this and you might be able to keep these pests out of your home.
When Can The Process Begin?
Call our local office to get started. Our representative will call you within 24 to 48 hours.