Bed Bug FAQ
Where do you usually find bedbugs?
· What industries have been affected the most?
· Why are bedbugs so hard to treat?
· What can a consumer do to protect themselves from bedbug infestations?
· Why are bedbugs an issue for hotels, visitors, and homeowners?
· Are bedbugs just in beds?
· How can you control bedbugs?
· Can I get sick from bedbugs?
Where have you been finding bedbugs?
These pests are not limited to any one specific type of dwelling. Complete Pest Control technicians have been finding and treating bedbug infestations everywhere including single family homes, multi-family housing, apartments, hotels, hospitals, schools and college campuses, office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, and even public transportation. Nowadays, even five-star hotels and high-end clothing stores are susceptible to infestation.
Why are bedbugs so hard to treat?
Bedbugs should not be equated with filth or sanitation problems -- in hotels or in homes, for that matter. Bedbugs are very elusive, transient pests. They are often found in other areas besides the bed. And they are hardy. They can live for a year or more without eating and can withstand a wide range of extreme temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Bedbugs can be controlled with vigilance, constant inspection, and treatment by Complete Pest Control.
What can a consumer do to protect themselves from bedbug infestations?
To prevent bedbug infestations, consumers need to be vigilant in assessing their surroundings. When returning from a trip, check your luggage and clothing. If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, contact a Complete Pest Control immediately. This is not a pest that can be controlled with do-it-yourself measures.
Why are bedbugs an issue for hotels, visitors, and homeowners?
Bedbugs leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin. Adult bedbugs can live for a year without eating, making them especially hard to control. Once inside a hotel or home, bed bugs spread rapidly from room to room - through pipes, in vacuum cleaners, on clothing and luggage. In a hotel, bed bugs can even spread to neighboring rooms, since guests are may end up moving to another room. Bedbug infestations can spread quickly throughout an establishment or home.
Are bedbugs just in beds?
Bedbugs are not just in beds.! Our Complete Pest Control technicians have found bedbugs in chair cushions, sofas, behind electrical outlets, cracks, and crevices around baseboards, or even behind picture frames. They can be live pretty much anywhere.
How can you control bedbugs?
Any effective bedbug control/elimination strategy should start with a careful, thorough inspection by a Complete Pest Control professional of all known and suspected spots where the bugs may be harboring. This is not a pest that can be controlled effectively with do-it-yourself measures. As they are discovered, the Complete Pest Control technician will develop a treatment and control strategy with the customer depending on the extent of the infestation.
Can I get sick from bedbugs?
Bedbugs are not known to spread any diseases to humans. However, their bites can leave behind itchy, red welts which can become infected from scratching.