Bedbugs, those disgusting bugs that scurry out of a mattress or cracks in the wall to suck human blood in the early morning, are in the news again, as they are making a resurgence. Home infestations have skyrocketed. The common bed bug (Latin name, Cimex lectularius) is a wingless, reddish-brown, blood-sucking human-parasitic insect that grows up to 1/4 inch (7 mm) in length and has a lifespan from several months to more than one year. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices in beds, inside mattresses and box springs, wooden furniture, floors, cracks between floorboards, in walls, even behind wall outlets during the daytime. They emerge at night to feed on their preferred host, you and your family!
What to Do!
Pesticides that had been effective against bedbugs (notably, DDT) have been banned, because they were too dangerous for use around humans. The most effective safe and legal remaining methods use heat either wet or dry. Both these methods kill all bed bug life stages. The bugs and their larva can not survive heat above 130 degrees.
What we do!
After the bugs have been eradicated, we would come in and clean at 240 degree temperatures all your carpet, upholstery, mattresses, etc., etc., to remove the dead organisms. This process will remove the dead bugs and their larva from all your fibers so that you can rest easier at night.
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