Bed Bugs first traveled to the United States from Europe during the 17th century. Hitchhikers by nature, Bed Bugs like to travel from person to person, feeding on human blood. They get their name because they prefer to inhabit and feed in beds. Although Bed Bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, their preferred choice is to dine on humans. They like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment and can hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes in order to be near a food supply. Bed Bugs are only 1/4 inch long and are a reddish brown color. They are also excellent at reproduction; the female can lay over 500 eggs in a lifetime. Bed bug treatment is vital to start as soon as you discover a problem to make sure they cannot spread any more.
Bed Bug Treatment
Catseye uses state of the art equipment when it comes to bed bug treatment for such an infestation. Our Cryonite Method used concurrently with Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) and the installation of mattress covers is a straight forward, rigorous treatment program that can be 100% successful when combined with the proper preparation.
Do’s and Don’ts When You Have Bed Bugs
- Contact Catseye Pest Control to inspect your home and start bed bug treatment. We’re licensed, insured and state-certified.
- Bag up all clothing in plastic garbage bags, which must be sealed airtight.
- Dry-clean garments. Chemical dry-cleaning will kill Bed bugs; washers and dryers will kill them only at temperatures above 140 degrees.
- Also bag up books, papers, pictures, most loose objects and contents of closets so Catseye can access all the cracks and crevices in your home
- Don’t panic: Bed Bugs do not carry or transmit diseases.
- Don’t spray your apartment; it can spread or scatter the pests.
- Don’t throw out mattresses or furniture unwrapped as Bed Bugs can fall off and infest other parts of the building.
- Don’t put kerosene, gasoline or chemicals on mattresses; it’s a fire hazard and ineffective.
- Don’t reuse bags after vacuuming affected areas.
- Don’t permit asthmatics, pregnant women, seniors or small children to stay in a house that is being sprayed with pesticide.
Most importantly, call Catseye Pest Control if you think you may have a problem with Bed Bugs.