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Professional Bed Bug Pest Control Syracuse New York
Bed bugs are some of the most unruly pests. Within a few weeks of moving in, bed bugs begin to do more damage than imaginable. Bed bug destruction is not limited to physical damage, but also mental and emotional. Victims of these destructive insects suffer mercilessly because they fear being a blood meal to their captors.
The bed bug “Cimex lectularius” is an ectoparasite, meaning its diet is strictly blood from humans and animals. The insect species are known to target temporary and permanent human establishments, such as houses, motels, apartments, flats, duplexes, multi-story homes, inns, bed & breakfasts, and townhomes.
The adult grows up to 7 millimeters long, with a flat body shaped like an apple seed. The small size allows the bed bugs to remain discrete longer than larger pest species, such as the stinkbug, cockroach, spider, beetle, and mosquitoes.
Why Is My Syracuse Home Infested With Bed Bugs?
An infestation of bed bugs is contributed to a mishap. Victims are oftentimes travelers, college students, hospital patients, nursing home residents, and the homeless. Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers, as they travel from location to location with unaware humans. While bed bugs target animals as well, they prefer human victims.
It is unfortunate, being a victim of bed bugs. Once you unknowingly invite them into your living space, the insects are guaranteed to stay. Unlike the ladybug, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug “BMSB”, box elder bug, cluster fly, and an earwig, the bed bug does not overwinter. The aforementioned insect species meet the criteria to be classified as “overwintering pests.” An overwintering pest enters deep sleep, similar to that of hibernation. The insects remain in the overwintering state for about four months or until next spring. At this point, the overwintering pest wakes up and prepares to make a discrete exit.
Bed bugs, on the other hand, move in with the intention of staying forever.
Bed bugs enter human living spaces via backpacks, overnight bags, suitcases, and briefcases.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Diseases Or Parasites?
Evidence shows the bed bug is generally a harmless pest. There is one exception to this theory. This exception is anemia, a disorder characterized by low red blood cells in serum (blood). Anemia related to bed bugs is more often than not caused by an infestation. Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood, only extracting a minuscule amount. But, when there are hundreds of bed bugs and only one human or animal host, the risk of anemia becomes apparent.
Bed bug bites have been known to cause a mild to moderate allergic reaction. The bite appears as a tiny pinpoint-sized spot on the arm, upper back, chest, neck, and more rarely, the face. Some victims of the bed bug bite report itchiness, swelling, and a tiny pustule. In moderate and severe cases, patients may exhibit a low-grade fever, swollen lymph nodes, and localized hives.
What Is The Most Effective Bed Bug Management Solution?
The small size allows the bed bug to remain discrete for days, weeks, or months, following home infiltration. As bed bugs remain discrete in your living space, the insects may be reproducing. The mating requirement for bed bugs is every 6 to 8 weeks. By the time, the bed bugs infiltrate your home, the female may be ready to lay eggs. This is not as rare as one may believe because a single bed bug very often turns into a full-blown infestation.
The adult female lays up to a dozen eggs daily. However, the amount generally never exceeds more than 3 eggs each day. The more female bed bugs involved, the higher the odds of a full-blown infestation. Keeping this in mind, immediate action, not just any action, is a necessity to reduce the risk of a full-blown bed bug infestation.
The key to preventing a full-blown bed bug infestation is professional pest control. Our professional bed bug strategy combines a high-quality pesticide with a visual inspection by one of our licensed exterminators.
Our Professional Bed Bug Management Treatments:
Manual Pesticide Treatment
- Cost-Efficient – Our pesticide treatment targets bed bugs in all phases of the life cycle – adult, eggs, and larvae
- Resident Administration – Great for home bed bug infestation with moderate preparation
- Chemical And Non-Chemical Treatments – The client chooses from eco-friendly and chemical-based pesticides
- Cost-Efficient – Our heat treatment targets bed bugs in all phases of the life cycle – egg, larvae, and adult
- Resident And Commercial Administration – Utilizes heat that registered at 114 degrees Fahrenheit and higher
- Chemical And Non-Chemical Treatments – Clients can choose from chemical “Diatomaceous earth” and non-chemical (heat only) treatments\
- Cost-Efficient – Our fumigation treatment targets bed bugs in all phases of the life cycle – maturity, egg, and larvae
- Resident And Commercial Administration – Utilizes fumigation to penetrate structural components to reach deep into the bed bug’s hiding place
- Chemical Treatment – Client options are limited to chemical-based treatment, utilizing Sulfuryl fluoride “Vikane”
Does DIY Bed Bug Treatment Work In Residential Settings?
Bed bug infestation is complex, involving dozens, hundreds, or thousands of insects. Adult bed bugs are continuously breeding, with the female laying eggs daily or weekly. When blood meals are readily available, bed bugs flourish.
Victims of bed bug infestation are continuously looking for resolutions. Unfortunately, do-it-yourself treatment strategies are not always an option. In fact, experts believe the only solution for bed bug infestation is industrial-strength pesticides, combined with routine inspections by licensed exterminators.
Does Bed Bug Treatment Pose Health Risks To Humans And Animals?
It depends on the treatment formula. Natural and organic treatments do not pose health risks to animals or humans. While chemical-based pesticides utilize ingredients known to cause human illnesses. However, when the responsible party is fully trained in the administration of chemical pesticides, the risks are reduced significantly.
Yes, chemical pesticides do pose some health and environmental risks, but only in long-time exposure cases. To avoid all potential human and animal health risks, our exterminators refuse to treatment bed bug-infested properties while they are occupied. To learn more about our pest control protocol, do not hesitate to reach out to our Syracuse extermination team.
To further decrease the risk of chemical pesticides, we have partnered with manufacturers that have gone through the proper channels to obtain approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is a United States government agency responsible for the oversight of pesticide manufacturing and sales.
Does Professional Bed Bug Management Cost More Than DIY?
It depends on the severity of the bed bug infestation, treatment, location, and client preferences. Infestation is the severest bed bug challenge for both consumers and exterminators. With a professional custom strategy, it is possible to fully eradicate a full-blown bed bug infestation in as little as two treatments. DIY pest control is not an option for bed bug infestation.
With the right pest control treatment, it is possible for the client to minimize their overall expenses when combating bed bugs.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available For A Home Bed Bug Inspection In Syracuse?
Our extermination team in Syracuse works extended schedules in the peak bed bug season. We give our clients the option of setting up an appointment for the bed bug inspection. You can choose a date and time that will mesh with your busy schedule. However, our service processing can take up to 48 hours to complete.
To avoid any unnecessary delay, which could complicate your case, take the appropriate action immediately. Our bed bug inspection and consultation services are available free of charge. Schedule your inspection appointment today by reaching out to our Syracuse customer support via landline, email, or social media.
What Steps Should I Take To Protect My Family And Home From A Repeat Bed Bug Infestation?
Once you have been a victim of bed bugs, it is something you never want to deal with in the future. With the right prevention strategy, you will never succumb to bed bugs again. First, you must get educated and educate your visitors about bed bugs. This data can be applied to a strategy that will keep you and your family safe when traveling, visiting friends, and going to college.
Knowing the risks is only the beginning. Learn how to avoid bed bug encounters during your travels and when family and friends are visiting your home. We highly recommend routine visual inspection by our licensed exterminators.
Bed bugs have been linked to paranoia, depression, and anxiety in teenagers, children, and adults.