Bed Bugs Removal in Tucson AZ
DSR Pest Management, Inc. has the SOLUTION for bed bug extermination in your Tucson home.
Bed bugs are small, brownish insects, just under 1/4 inch long and flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are much smaller and lighter in color. Bed bugs lack wings and therefore they do not fly, but they are capable of moving swiftly on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. The eggs are very small (approximately 1mm), whitish, and very difficult to see on most surfaces without magnification (individual eggs are about the size of a dust speck).
Signs of a bed bug Infestation in your home?
The only way to know for sure if you have bed bugs, is to produce an actual sample of the bug itself. Do not automatically assume that any bite-like mark is a bed bug’s bite. Also it is important to realize that medical professionals cannot give a positive diagnosis simply by examining bite symptoms, they can only suggest some possible explanations for what may have caused the bites/symptoms to occur.
Obviously, if you see bugs in your Tucson home associated with your bedding or other furniture, you should have it examined by a professional that is qualified to provide a positive pest identification. However, if you are experiencing bites but have not seen any bugs, you should consider the circumstances in which the bites are occurring. For example, there is a very good chance that you have bed bugs if you keep repeatedly waking up each morning with bite symptoms on your body that were not present when you went to sleep.
What should I do with my bed?
Do not discard your bed because you feel you have to the moment you find out you have a bed bug infestation. However, the majority of bugs will in fact be associated with the mattress and box spring. Because of this, getting rid of the damaged bed is one of the most effective ways to immediately eliminate a large percentage of the bed bug population. Make sure when you throw out the infested bed that you mark it clearly so that people know not to pick it up on the side of the road and always vacuum the area thoroughly to pick up any eggs left by the bed bugs in your room.
Things to consider when throwing out your bed bug infested bed:
- Where are you throwing the bed out? On the curb? In your backyard?
- How long will it be sitting before the bed gets picked up?
- Will it be in a place where other people can pick up the bed?
- Will it be in an area where pets or children play?
How long does Tucson bed bug extermination take?
There is no set time for bed bug control; however, if you are free of bed bugs or bites over a 60-day period, you can be confident that you have gotten rid of the bed bugs in your home.
What’s the life of a bed bug?
Bed bugs are generally active just before dawn, with a peak feeding period about an hour before sunrise. Bed bugs climb the walls to the ceiling and jump down on feeling a heat wave. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place. The bites cannot usually be felt until some minutes or hours later, as a dermatological reaction to the injected agents, and the first indication of a bite usually comes from the desire to scratch the bite site. Because of their dislike for sunlight, bed bugs come out at night.
Although bed bugs can live for a year or as much as eighteen months without feeding, they typically seek blood every five to ten days. Low infestations may be difficult to detect, and it is not unusual for the victim not to even realize they have bed bugs early on. Patterns of bites in a row or a cluster are typical as they may be disturbed while feeding.
If you feel you may have a bed bug problem, you are encouraged to DSR Pest Management, Inc today
Answering Some Common Questions About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs could be invading your home without your knowledge. If you want to keep these pests away from your belongings, it is important to understand how they operate. Keep reading to learn some of the answers to some of the most common questions about bed bugs:
What are Bed Bugs?
Before you can spot signs of bed bugs, you have to understand what they are. These small insects are flat in shape and survive on the blood of humans and animals. They are extremely small and hard to see.
How Do I Know I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs can travel far distances and do not discriminate when it comes to the places where they gather. Bed bugs tend to hide during the day and come out at night, which makes it difficult to see them. You can see signs of them, though, especially if you have bite marks on your face, your neck, your arms, or your hands. You might also see their exoskeletons or rusty spots on the mattress or the furniture. They often emit a sweet odor. If you notice any of these signs, you should call a professional pest control company to come and get rid of them.
How Do I Prevent Bed Bugs?
If you travel a lot, you should never put your luggage on the floor of a hotel room. You should also spend some time examining the room and inspecting the mattress, the box spring, and the headboard. When you return home, you should leave your luggage in the garage and wash all of your clothes in hot water so you can be sure you are not bringing bed bugs into your home.
If you have bed bugs in Tucson, DSR Pest Management, Inc. can get rid of them for you. Our pest removal company safely and effectively gets rid of bed bugs and other pests that might overtake your home or office. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (520) 790-7759.