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Bed Bug Exterminator

 
 

BEDBUGS

Bed Bugs in Connecticut

are becoming more common and some say it has become an epidemic.  These pests usually live within mattresses and come out at night but will adapt to other areas of the home.  bed bugs.

 Color & Description:  Adult bedbugs are reddish brown, flat, oval, and wingless, with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance.  They are often mistaken for ticks, or cockroaches.  They are visible to the naked eye, as some grow to be inch in length.

Bed Bug Habitat & Habits

They can be found from the budget motel to the most lavish Hotel, to small trailers to huge homes and office buildings and department stores.  They travel well and will hide in almost anything from shoes, to hand bags, and even hats.  Anything close to a food source.  Once established, Bedbugs favor wood and fabric areas.  They hide in cracks, crevices, narrow spaces, and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest, such as beds and bedframes, nightstands, dressers, desks, recliners, and sofas.  Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in windows, and in door casings.  Look for them behind items attached to walls and ceilings, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes and the upholstery of furniture.

Life Cycle:  Female Bed Bugs can lay eggs daily during their stay with hatchings within 5-10 days.  Nymphs can feed immediately and need a blood meal to molt to their next stage.  All stages of bed bugs can feed for 5-15 minutes on the host and can live for 6 12 months without a meal. 

 

Bed Bug Pest Control

DO NOT TRY AND TREAT THE AREA YOURSELF WITH FOGGERS.

 HOW TO PREPARE AREAS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • Remove ALL clutter, such as boxes and clothing off floors, from under beds, and away from walls.

  • Place all bed linens in plastic bags before transporting to laundry area.

  • Launder all bed linens, bedspread, and blankets and leave bed unmade.

  • Place all laundered bed linens in a new, unused plastic bag.  Keep them sealed in bags until area is determined to be pest free.  Do not store in infested room.

  •  Remove any food (including pet food) that is out in the open.

  • Remove all items from drawers, nightstands, dressers, etc.  Move all dressers and nightstands away from walls.  All drawers must and will be treated.

  • Remove any items mounted on the walls, such as pictures, mirrors, etc.  DO NOT remove these items from the infested room.

  • Launder all clothing (unless label indicates dry clean only) in HOT water and dry on HIGH heat.

If clothing item (i.e. delicates, suits, certain sweaters) are subject to shrinkage if washed in hot water, we suggest having them dry cleaned. 

  • Store all laundered/dry cleaned clothing in new, unused plastic bags or plastic boxes until area is determined to be pest free.  DO NOT put laundered/dry cleaned items back into infested room.

  • Vacuum all beds (mattress and box spring), frames and floors thoroughly. 

  • Immediately discard the vacuum bag, if applicable

  • Discard contents of canister into garbage and immediately removed from home, clean the canister.

  • Purchase zippered covers for both the mattress and box spring.

  • DO NOT come in contact with any treated areas until completely dry. (Approximately 4 hours after treatment.)

 AFTER TREATMENT IS DRY 

  • Open as many windows as possible, weather permitting.

  • Completely re-vacuum and discard bag/contents of canister from the home.

  • Install all mattress and box spring covers and remake the beds.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  It is not uncommon to be bitten following a treatment.  You must allow at least 7-10 days to begin seeing results from the treatment.  Following the above instructions will significantly increase the probability of eliminating the bedbug problem.

 

 

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Mastershield Pest

95 Willenbrock Road, Suite #4 Oxford, CT 064781 US

Phone: 203-264-3043 Website: http://www.mastershieldpest.com