Bullet Bed Bugs

There are several species of bed bugs, all of which are parasites of warm-blooded animals.

Adult bed bugs are about 1/4-inch long and reddish-brown, with oval, flattened bodies. Bed bugs prefer to hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime and come out to feed on the host's blood at night, usually while the host is sleeping.
 
Infestations are usually detected by the welts and irritation caused by the bites, and the fecal smears and blood spots visible on pillowcases, sheets and mattresses.

Heavy infestations of bed bugs are also accompanied by a distinct odor. Bed bugs are not normally implicated in the transmission of diseases. Their medical significance is usually limited to itching and inflammation from their bites.

 


 
The key to controlling bed, bird and bat bugs is to locate and treat all cracks and crevices where the bugs may be hiding. Typical hiding places are in the tufts, folds and seams of mattresses, and cracks in the box spring and bed frame. Heavier infestations often spread to behind baseboards, dressers, window, and door casings, behind pictures, electrical switch plates, and loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and the upholstery of furniture.


When inspecting for bed bugs, look for the insects themselves as well as the telltale fecal and blood spots indicating that a hiding place is nearby. Bedbug control should only be done by experts like Borite Termite & Pest Treatments.

Treatment:

  • Inspection of all areas including lights; mirrors; headboards; footboards; bed frames; mattresses; box springs; dressers; drawers; chests; night stands; clocks; radios; televisions; shelving, and the perimeter of each infested room and adjoining rooms.
  • Crack and crevice or spot treatment of any of the items listed above.
  • Treatment of areas of infestation with non-residual products.
  • Crack and crevice treatment of the interior perimeter of rooms.
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