Bedbugs have become increasingly worse in the U.S over the past decade. They can go undetected for several months. Bed bugs like to harbor in small cracks and crevices making them difficult to locate.
Protect your home or business from bedbugs by learning techniques for identification and control. Bed bugs are 4 to 5 MM, wingless with flat, oval-shaped bodies that are brown and they feed on blood. Bedbugs do not have any feeding schedule but when a host is near our families and pets are a buffet for them.
Bedbugs have been known to cause skin irritations, allergic reactions, anxiety and even insomnia. Bed bugs reproduce very quickly, with the female laying 1 to 5 eggs each day and up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. Bedbugs can get out of control very quickly and spread throughout your home feeding on any host nearby.
Optimum Pest Control’s approach is by inspecting for evidence of bed bugs (cast- molted bug skins, fecal matter, alive or dead bugs). We begin your bed bug inspection at areas within an 3-10-foot circumference of the bed and any other places occupants may sleep. Checking carefully in cracks, crevices, gaps in bedframes headboards and footboards, nightstands, edges of carpet, mattress/box spring seams and anything that is stored under the bed. If we don’t find bed bug evidence, we broaden our inspection to areas outside the inspected area. We will also need to check areas where you watch TV, take a nap, kids playing video games or anywhere clutter is allowed to accumulate.
We will educate and review the best practices to help rid you of these pests. Protecting your home with the most effective materials, placing monitors in critical areas, and following up to ensure we have eliminated all lifecycles.
Keep in mind that it is rare to solve this kind of problem on the first try. An average number of two to three treatments may be needed for bed bug control depending on the size of the infestation.
Optimum will perform a follow-up visit to monitor the problem. Additionally, will review and recommend next steps to ensure the best maintenance approach for your home.