Bed Bug Treatment in Maricopa, AZ
Before we talk bed bug control, Bed bugs, are commonly associated with areas where we sleep. They can move from one location to the next mainly on infested furniture and bedding, suitcases and other items frequently moved between sleeping and living areas. They lay dormant during daylight hours in small cracks and crevices, coming out at night to feed on our blood. Bed bugs often hide near bedding areas, but can travel up to 100 feet to obtain a meal. Most Bed bugs will feed from 3 to 10 minutes, peak activity of feeding is typically between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., however bed bugs will adapt to the sleeping patterns of humans. The bite of a bed bug is painless, but most people will develop an allergic reaction to the saliva transferred from the bugs as they feed. The reaction will result in red, swollen and itchy skin.
Bed bugs in Maricopa, AZ are parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood. As an infestation increases, they will infest other areas of the home, such as in tufts and seams of mattresses and bed covers, under loose wallpaper, in areas behind baseboards, around window casings, beneath floorboards, and in any other suitable crack or crevice. Indicators of an infestation may also include blood stains on walls and bed linens, excrement spots, and cast skins from immature stages. A odor resembling the small of fresh red raspberries, is often associated with severe bedbug infestations.
A number of adverse health effects may occur due to bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms.
Controlling bed bugs in Maricopa, AZ is one of the most difficult challenges facing the pest control industry today. In the absence of long-lasting pesticides that are effective against bed bugs in the past, pest control companies are forced to rely on new treatment techniques and technologies, and some old-fashioned problem-solving skills. Proper bed bug control always starts with a thorough inspection. Bed bugs will hide where you would least expect and, for the most part, only a trained professional will be successful in finding them. For an effective bed bug treatment the following are almost always a must; the physical removal of live bugs, sealing the mattress and box spring in bug-proof encasements, and the application of targeted residual and contact insecticides. Follow-up visits are also crucial and should be scheduled at intervals that match the hatching patterns of new bed bugs. The nymphs emerge from eggs after seven to ten days, and will actively feed every ten to fourteen days. It is imperative that follow-up treatments be spaced fourteen to fifteen days apart in order to eradicate both new hatchlings and any other bedbugs that were dormant in hiding places during the previous treatment.
Prior to performing any service in Maricopa, AZ, we meet with property managers to review the steps that will be taken during the service.
We provide property managers with an introductory letter that provides the customer with information on bed bugs and what they can expect from service. It also a preparation list that residents must do.
Bed bugs are wingless, do not fly, have flat bodies and prefer to remain hidden. It benefits us all to have extra sets of eyes looking for signs of infestation.
Bed bugs are often found within the tufts and folds of couches as well as on the underside of box springs and along the seams of mattresses and hide along the edges of carpeting. The blackish spots found near these locations are the pest’s excrement.
~ All beds should be removed and the linens laundered. (120 F Minimum)
~ Mattresses and box spring need removed from the bed frames.
~ All closets need to be empty and clothing laundered or cleaned
~ Clothes should be sealed in black plastic bags and placed in direct sunlight for approximately 4 hours to “cook” any bugs that may still be inside the clothing after being washed.
~ All Furniture needs to be moved a minimum of 3 feet from the walls.
~ Furniture needs to be available for inspection and possible treatment.
~ Heavily infested mattresses must be discarded.
~ Dresser drawers need to be emptied and removed.
Please have all this done before technician arrives, thank you.
Maricopa service area: 85138
For all your bed bug treatment needs in Maricopa, AZ 85138 Please call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention at (480) 345-2847.