Bedbugs are tiny, brown, parasitic insects that survive off of blood from humans and animals. After 1940, bedbugs seemed to be all but eliminated in the US. However, they can be moved through travel, so you can still get an infestation. Bedbugs can reproduce rapidly, so even having just a few bedbugs on your luggage can become a huge problem. Adult bedbugs are only the size of an apple seed, and bedbugs are inherently nocturnal and like to live in small spaces like crevices and cracks, which makes them incredibly difficult to spot. While bedbugs are not deadly and have not been found to transmit any diseases, they can leave painful rashes, and if you find yourself with a bedbug infestation, you should try to eliminate it as soon as possible.
Bedbugs live in colonies of hundreds, and females lay eggs after blood meals. The life cycle of the bedbug includes egg, nymph and adult. The bedbug female can lay about 200 eggs at a rate of three to four a day, and are normally laid in cracks and crevices found in the floor and bed. The eggs will hatch in one or two weeks into Nymphs which will begin feeding immediately, and this period will last from fourteen to thirty days. The bedbugs will shed five times before becoming adults. The adult Bedbugs will mate after maturing. Total time from hatch to egg-laying is four to nine weeks. Because their life cycle is so short, if you leave the problem unattended, you could be dealing with a full-blown infestation within a few months.
Many times, the way that bedbugs spread is through frequent travel. They are becoming increasingly more common on airplanes and in hotels, and unknowing travelers have stowaway bugs in their luggage as they go from place to place. So, if you get a bedbug infestation, it isn’t because your home is dirty, it’s probably because you or someone you know travelled to a place with bedbugs and then brought them to your home.
Although bedbugs have been less of an issue in the US than in earlier decades, their presence is on the rise. Bedbugs can be incredibly harmful to your family’s health, because by nature they are a parasitic species. Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans and animals, which, if you have an infestation, is dangerous for your family and your pets. But, there are some easy ways to spot a bedbug infestation.
Any furniture or floor cracks or beds, upholstered areas, or other small areas are goldmines for infestation. Because they like small areas so much, checking inside clocks, radios, and laptops wouldn’t be a bad idea. Bedbugs are also most active at night, which means that this is also the most popular time for them to feed. They normally feed when you are asleep, and common areas for bedbug bites are the face, neck, and hands. These bites will appear as bumps and may look like a rash.
One trait of bedbugs is that they have a sickly sweet smell about them. This smell usually smells like raspberries, but can also just smell overly sweet. Other signs of an infestation include seeing brown spots (fecal stains), blood, or shells of dead skin from the bedbugs on your sheets. They also will leave tiny bites on your body. The tiny bites normally don’t have to be treated with anything except an over -the-counter anti-itch cream, but they can be a leading sign that you have a bug infestation. If you experience any of these signs, it’s important to seek help immediately.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to eliminate your bedbug problem. ePestSolutions has everything you could want to help you get rid of bedbugs in your home. With our full line of professional bed bug control supplies, there’s no need to worry about bedbugs at night. We have bed bug sprays, dusts, aerosols, bedbug pesticide, insect growth regulators, and pesticides for the DIY Pest Control homeowner. We even have luggage sprays so that you don’t bring bedbugs back from your travels into your house. These professional insecticides, baits and traps once were not available to the general public, but now you can use the same products the professional pest control technicians use at a fraction of the cost. The high quality products we offer will be sure to get the job done right, the first time, and you won’t have to worry about those pesky bugs anymore.
We carry the full line of Allerzip Allergen mattress and box spring covers, to protect you bedding and Protect -A-Bed pillow covers to eliminate bedbugs. Another product we have and love is the JT Eaton Bedbug Luggage Spray. You can take this spray with you on your travels so that you’re sure not to bring any unwanted guests back to your house in your suitcase. If you’re treating an infestation in your home, insecticide products that can get into small spaces are ideal. For example, Drone Insecticide Dust is perfect for reaching cracks and crevices where bedbugs could be hiding. Because they hide in your bed and carpet areas, another benefit of the dust is that it is odorless and doesn’t stain.
If bedbugs seem like they’re going to be a persistent problem or you are a professional exterminator, you may want to invest in the Vapamore Primo Steam Cleaner for killing bedbugs. This impressive machine can reach temperatures of 180 degrees Fahrenheit, which will instantaneously kill the bedbugs in an infested area. This is also a chemical free and eco-friendly way to kill bedbugs, which is great if you are concerned about releasing toxins into your home with pets and young children.
If you do have pets and children but don’t want to invest in a steam cleaner, there are still many products that will be sure to not only kill your bedbugs, but also keep your family safe. BioDefense creates an Indoor Insecticide that is all natural and safe for your pets and kids. BioDefense is not only safe for your kids and pets, but it’s also safe for the planet, too. It uses a blend of cedar oil and melted quartz to instantly kill bedbugs.
Our products are as versatile as our clientele’s needs. No matter the situation, ePestSolutions can help you find exactly the product to get rid of those bedbugs.
If you believe that you have a bedbug infestation and have identified some of the warning signs, you should begin by taking everything out of the infested room. If it’s in the bedroom, you should disassemble your bed, clean your bedframe, and wash all sheets, pillows, and mattress pads on the bed. After they are all washed, you should put the linens in an airtight bag. You should do the same with any towels that also are in the room. Next, remove any toys, clothes, boxes, or anything else that can be moved, out of the room so that you can vacuum the entire area. And when we say the entire area, we mean everything. Closets, inside drawers, on mattresses, in the hard to reach areas—everywhere. Finally, you’re ready to spread a repellant and get rid of the bugs. Dusting insecticide repellant works the best because it can reach all of the nooks and crannies that normally get missed. And, everything in the room should be spread with dust, including electrical switch plates and any other crevice. You should also dust inside your box spring and inside furniture. Once you’re ready to reassemble the room, you can use bait traps to catch any bedbugs you didn’t get in the initial dusting of the room. Your room should now be bedbug free, and your family can be safe and happy.
Once you have bedbugs out of your house, you don’t want them to come back. There are certain, easy steps that you can take to reduce the risk of your home being infested with bedbugs. For instance, you can store your luggage in the basement instead of under your bed. You can never be positive if bedbugs are in your baggage, and it’s best to keep the bugs away from your bedroom, where they can easily move to your bed and bite you in the middle of the night. Another way in which you can protect your home is by keeping it clean in general. Basic vacuuming can help create an uninhabitable environment for bedbugs, which keeps them out of your hair. Taking as many precautions as possible to eliminate bedbugs will decrease your chance for an infestation in your home. But, if your bedbugs come back into your home, you shouldn’t worry. ePestsolutions is here to stand by your side and help you through every minute of your infestation problem.
At ePestSolutions, we take the time to know about our products. We know exactly what will be the best for your business, and we have products for every budget. Whether you are trying to prevent the spread of bedbugs after a vacation to Mexico or you’ve already seen some in your home, ePestSolutions has the best products for you.
At ePestSolutions we can help get rid of bed bugs with our full line of professional bed bug control supplies, bed bug sprays, dusts, aerosols, bed bug pesticide, insect growth regulators and pesticides for the Do It yourself Pest Control homeowner, to kill and control every aspect of bed bugs. These professional insecticides, baits and traps once were not available to the general public, now you can use the same products the professional pest control technicians use at a fraction of the cost.
Unfortunately for travelers and renters bed bugs are on the rise, but with the correct products and careful attention paid to cracks and crevices bedbug treatment is made easy. We carry a full line of bed bug control products which include bed bug insect growth regulators, bed bug dusts, bed bug sprays, bed bug control kits and bed bug traps. We also carry the full line of Allerzip Allergen mattress and box spring covers, to protect you bedding and get rid of bed bugs. Products we love: JT Eaton Bedbug travel size spray to apply to hotel bedding and luggage so that you will not be traveling back with these pesky insects.