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Professional Bed Bug Pest Control Baltimore MD
The bed bug “Cimex lectularius” is a small parasite that feeds on blood meals. The adult bed bug must have a human or animal host to survive for more than 4 months. When a host is readily available for routine feedings, the bed bug will feed every 3 days.
Bed bugs do not have a queen or king. However, the insects do colonize in infested areas. Whether by intention or necessity, the insects colonize when their hosts are asleep to feed. The insects also colonize outdoors in the winter season to stay warm.
The adult grows up to 3/16 of an inch long. Like an apple seed, the bed bug’s body is oval and flat with a pointy tip, where the head is located. The body is dark red to reddish/black in color, allowing them to blend in with cherry, walnut, and Jacobean wood finishes.
Why Is My Baltimore Property Infested With Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are known for hitchhiking rids with unsuspecting humans and animals. Travelers are at the highest risk of encountering bed bugs on their journeys. Encounters between the bed bug and a human oftentimes lead to home infiltration and eventually infestation. While travelers are at a higher risk than other people, being aware of the possibility of a bed bug encounter can definitely prove in your favor. Being aware can reduce your risk of taking the insects home with you.
If your home is infested with bed bugs, you can contribute it to a chance encounter. The encounter took place without your knowledge. It took this long for you to learn the encounter took place.
Following home infiltration, bed bugs initiate searches to find discrete hiding places. Contrary to belief, bed bugs will not settle for any hiding place. In fact, the insects refuse to take refuge anywhere other than a hiding place in close proximity to their hosts.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?
No, bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans or animals. The bite will result in a minor local allergic reaction – redness, itchiness, inflammation, and discomfort.
Our Professional Bed Bug Management
We encourage our clients to take part in the pest control process. A full washing and drying cycle on the maximum temperature setting for at least 20 minutes. Bed bugs must be exposed to temperatures over 113 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes to reach full eradication. The additional drying cycle will ensure the bed bugs are fully eradicated.
What Is The Most Effective Bed Bug Extermination Strategy?
Our clients can choose from our most effective bed bug management solutions:
All of the above treatments offer 100 percent effectiveness. Our state-of-art pest control treatments have proven time and time again to be effective in eradicating minor to severe bed bug infestation. Contact our Baltimore pest control experts to learn more about our revolutionary heat, steam, and cryonite treatments.