Bed bugs are no longer a rare infestation in developed countries. These parasitic insects live in colonies, not in the same way as termites and ants. Unlike the ant and termite colonies, the bed bug colony does not have a queen who is responsible for reproductivity. Instead, all adult females are responsible for building the bed bug colony. One adult female can lay up to six eggs each day, totaling around 250 eggs in her lifetime.
One of the main reasons bed bug infestations are no longer a rare occurrence is because of a major resurgence in the past few years. Adult females lay eggs every one to three days. The eggs hatch between six and 10 days. Imagine if there are a dozen adult females in the colony of bed bugs targeting your home. It would not take more than a few weeks for your mattress to be infested and a few months for your entire bedroom to be infested. In another few months, every bedroom in your home will be infested.
Importance Of Visual Bed Bug Inspection Of Homes
The key to avoiding an infestation at this point is a visual inspection. Our in-home inspection looks for the signs that point to the presence of bed bugs. Bloodstains, exoskeletons, musty odors, ive eggs, larvae, and adult bed bugs are what our inspectors look for during the inspection. We do not make assumptions when it comes to bed bugs. Instead, we find the physical signs that say bed bugs are living here.
Early detection of bed bugs is the only way to avoid an infestation. It can also help minimize the cost of bed bug management services and ensure a speedy full eradication.
How Our Technicians Inspect Residential Establishments For Bed Bugs?
Our technicians are fully trained to identify, detect, and treat bed bugs. We know the bed bug’s favorite hiding place is the host’s bed. The parasites feed every five to 10 days. However, they will feed more often when they have quick and easy access to a human or animal host. In this case, the parasites will try to eat every 24 hours.
Our bed bug inspection is implemented in the bedroom. We utilize a magnifying glass and flashlight because the adult bed bug is rarely later than 0.25 inches. Their reddish/black coloration complicates the inspection in low-light areas, which is where the flashlight comes into play. Bed bugs blend in with dark finishes, such as cherry, walnut, and oak.