Yes. Unfortunately they are here. Concerns regarding bed bugs have increased drastically over the last several years. On average, we've experienced 15-20 phone calls per month regarding bed bug activity in Bakersfield alone. They've made their way to our area attached to suitcases, clothing, and furniture. People usually bring them home after staying at a hotel or home that is currently infested. Bed bugs are insects that can be difficult to correctly identify, and are difficult to control without the help of a professional pest control company. Wow Pest Control has extensive experience with Bed Bug Control and we are able to provide you with several different options.
It's always best to contact a pest control professional that is licensed and trained to identify bed bugs. There are some signs that you may have them. You may find red or black blood spots on your bedding. These spots are their fecal matter. You may also notice bites on your skin (usually in a straight lined pattern). Welts usually tend to show a few days after being bit and will cause an itch. The other way you may notice them is by finding actual live activity. Live activity or eggs can be found in the seams of your mattress, cracks of the bedframe or hidden in crevices of other furniture items. If you have a specimen that you would like identified, put it in a plastic container with rubbing alcohol and contact a Wow Pest Control Professional for bed bug identification.
Bed bugs are parasites that are primarily active at night in search of a host. Their food is the blood of humans or animals (their host). How do they find their host? Bed Bugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide that exits their hosts from breathing while asleep. Once they find their host, they use their saliva which contains a mild anesthetic to numb the skin. After numbness takes effect, they penetrate the skin using a beak and feed on average for 5-10 Minutes. After feeding, they return to hiding. Before a blood meal, they tend to be flat and are easily able to hide in cracks or seams of mattresses, dressers, picture frames, or other furniture items with no problem. After feeding on their host they become engorged and are about the size of an apple seed.
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Fumigation: Wow Pest Control recommends the most effective form of bed bug treatment available; fumigation services. Your home, business, or apartment complex can be fumigated for Bed Bugs. This process lasts four days. During the fumigation process, all persons must vacate the premises for the entire process. A tarp is put over the entire property and Vikane gas is pumped into the structure. The benefit of fumigation is that the gas that is used will go through all walls and treat absolutely everything and leave no residue behind.