Bed Bugs

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The BED BUGS make your nights become nightmares

You should know that bed bugs are everywhere. It does not matter how clean or how new the place is. Bed bug has become resistant to pesticides consequently they have greatly increased their reproduction rate. Regular treatments have become ineffective therefore new technologies have been developed to fight and to eradicate them.

APS deals with bed bugs and their eggs. These small insects reproduce easily, so they can invade your house, apartment, or building quickly if their eggs are not eliminated on time.

BE AWARE OF RED MARKS ON YOU AND YOUR RELATIVES SKIN AFTER WAKING UP! THEY MAY BE BED BUGS BITE!

A bed bug is small, but they can do great damage to your life, health, and happiness.

Bed Bugs how to get rid of them?

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If you notice any evidence of a bed bug infestation, do not hesitate to call us. We will inspect your entire home in order to identify the cause of the infestation. The treatment starts the same day we find out its cause. Additionally, we will involve and teach you to learn how to prevent properly the pest in the future.

Bed bugs cause physical and emotional damage concerned to families and pets. Identify them if you notice either red hair, or red spots on your skin, or itching, or sleeping discomfort. Do not allow a little insect to ruin your night. Make your decision wisely to end with these unwanted guests.

Avoid bed bug propagation on beds, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, bed headboards, bedside tables, or sideboards. These small insects can also be found behind pictures, paintings, or mirrors on walls, carpets, baseboards, electrical outlets and any other place where they can hide.

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Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)

Are parasitic insects in the genus Cimex that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood; other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (Western United States), and Cimex adjunctus (entire Eastern United States).

The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.

A number of adverse health effects may results from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the adult insects confirms the diagnosis.

Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance, governmental bans on effective pesticides, and international travel. Because infestation of human habitats has begun to increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have also been on the rise.

Bed Bug Infestation

Diagnosis of an infestation involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment involves the elimination of the insect (including its eggs) and taking measures to treat symptoms until they resolve.

Bed bug bites or cimicosis may lead to a range of skin manifestations from no visible effects to prominent blisters. Effects include skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.

Although bed bugs can be infected with at least 28 human pathogens, no studies have found that the insects are capable of transmitting any of these to humans. They have been found with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), but the significance of this is still unknown.

Investigations into potential transmission of HIV, MRSA, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatitis E have not found any evidence that bed bugs can spread these diseases. However, arboviruses may be transmissible.

Where to Start with Bed Bugs?

It’s hard to sleep when you have bed bugs crawling on you or your bed. If you think you may have bed bugs:

  • First, don’t panic! Quick, rash decisions may lead to unneeded, costly, and dangerous actions. You are not alone in this battle; lots of people across the country have had bed bugs. Also, bed bugs are not a sign that your house is dirty. However, bed bugs can easily hide in cluttered spaces.
  • If you find bed bugs near your bed, or bite-marks on your skin, don’t sleep in another part of the house. The bed bugs could follow you, spreading the infestation and making it more difficult to treat. Instead, try to make your bed an island of safety by following some simple tips.
  • Do not discard furniture immediately. You could spread the bed bugs throughout your house, making treatment more difficult. You may also cause new infestations if others take home your discarded items. If you must discard items, clearly mark them with an image of a bug to warn others.
  • Bed bugs can be easily confused with other insects such as bat bugs, so correct identification is important. Also, you cannot determine if you have bed bugs by bites alone. Learn more about how to identify bed bugs. If you need assistance, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service or pest management professional for help identifying your bugs.
  • Next, learn about bed bug biology and behavior. This will help you understand where to look for bugs, how to collect samples, and whether you are dealing with an introduction or an infestation.
  • If it is confirmed that you have bed bugs, the next step is to decide whether to hire a professional in pest control. Bed bugs can be very hard to control, even for trained professionals. When selecting a bed bug control provider, this fact sheet may help you decide what to do. Whether or not you decide to hire a professional, make sure you think through the treatment options.
  • If you rent your apartment, consider talking with neighbors and landlords about making a group effort to treat the problem. Bed bugs are easily capable of moving through cracks and crevices from one room to the next, and pesticides can make them scatter.

Tips Bed Bugs Treatment Step by Step

  1. Identify the pest. Carpet beetles, fleas, and bat bugs are often confused for bed bugs.
  2. Work with others. A professional in pest solutions is often needed, and a landlord can make a big difference.
  3. Find their resting places. Check bed sheets for blood stains. Inspect the seams of mattresses, look inside box springs, and look behind head-boards.
  4. Use encasements on mattresses and box springs to trap and starve bed bugs.
  5. Vacuum up bed bugs frequently and discard the contents promptly. You can also freeze the vacuum bag for several days to kill the bugs.
  6. Use the high heat setting on your dryer to kill bed bugs on bedding and clothing.
  7. Steam-clean mattresses, carpets, or upholstered furniture to kill bed bugs and their young.
  8. Place infested items in your freezer for several days to kill bed bugs, if appropriate.
  9. Reduce clutter in your home to limit bed bug hiding places.
  10. Coordinate treatment with neighboring apartments. Bed bugs migrate between units.
  11. Caulk or seal cracks and crevices which may allow bed bugs entry.
  12. Check your clothing, bags and coat when leaving a potentially infested area. Bed bugs are great hitchhikers.

Frequent questions about this pest.

What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs are small, flat insects. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color and do not fly. Bed bug eggs and nymphs are tiny and can be very difficult to see. Bed bug adults can be up to 1/3 inch or about the size of President Lincoln’s head on a penny.

How can I tell if bed bugs are in my bed?

Bed bugs often bite people at night during sleep. One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands or any other body parts while sleeping. It is important to look for other bed bug clues where you sleep. These clues include bed bug skins after molting, blood spots on bedding, or a sweet musty odor.

How can I tell a bed bug bite from other bug bites?

Bed bug bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea — a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. It is hard to tell if you’ve been bitten by a bed bug unless you find bed bugs or signs of infestation. When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from realizing they are being bitten. Most people do not realize they have been bitten until bite marks appear from one to several days later.

What health risks do bed bug bites pose?

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease.

To cope with bed bug bites try to avoid scratching and apply antiseptic cream or lotion. Maybe take an antihistamine. People who excessively scratch itchy bug bites can increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

Bed bug bites affect everyone differently. Some people may have no reaction and will not develop bite marks or visible signs of being bitten. Other people may be allergic to the bed bugs and can react with enlarged bite marks and painful swelling at the bite site. Bed bugs bites are not considered to be dangerous, though an allergic reaction may need medical attention.

Who has good websites about bed bugs?

In addition to the information on this page, we can recommend the information on the Environmental Protection Agency’s bed bug webpage and the University of Tennessee’s bed bugs webpage. These websites are updated regularly and have high-quality, peer-reviewed information and photographs of bed bugs.

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