Around Emerald Isle, North Carolina bed bugs were nearly eradicated as a common pest in the 1940’s. Unfortunately, they are reappearing in record numbers across the Crystal Coast and around Eastern North Carolina. Bed bug infestations have been most commonly reported in Rental Properties, Motels, Hotels, Dormitories, Apartments, shelters and transport vehicles, but also infest homes. In order to treat them effectively, D & D Pest Control Co’s technicians undergo specialized training to understand their biology and behavior to eradicate these intrusive pests.
Bed Bugs Characteristics | Identification
Adults are about ¼ inch long and dark brown to reddish brown in color
Oval, flattened bodies that resemble apple seeds
Spread easily by “hitchhiking” on people and belongings
Females lay 1 to 5 eggs per day and 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime.
Bed Bug Feeding habits
Bed Bugs have three life stages (eggs, nymphs and adults).
Bed Bugs are most active at night and can feed on multiple hosts, including but not limited to humans and pets. Bed Bugs can travel 5–20 ft to feed.
Females can lay 1 to 5 eggs a day (up to 200–500 within her lifetime) using a sticky substance to attach the eggs (4-8 clusters) in and on surfaces. Eggs hatch in 6 to 10 days.
Bed Bugs hide in bed tufts, cracks and crevices, and even electronics, and can be hard to locate.
Nymphs have five nymphal instars (molts), each requiring a blood meal.
In most Bed Bug populations, the life stages consist of approximately 12% adults, 54% nymphs and 34% eggs. Feed at night using a piercing beak, but victims may not feel anything or have any reaction to their bites
Can live for more than a year without a blood meal
Do not transmit any any known diseases
How can D & D Pest Control Co. help ?
Each bed bug treatment and infestation is unique and, therefore, requires a customized treatment plan designed specifically for your infestation by one of D & D Pest Control’s licensed and trained technicians. Typically Bed Bug infestations are eliminated through the careful and precise application of residual insecticides. These usually include the use of a registered Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). IGR’s mimic insect growth hormones and do not allow the bed bug to develop into its next growth stage, causing deformation and death. It is recommend that the homeowner wash any bed linen, blankets, etc, that can be washed, in borax’s and hot water.
In severe bed bug infestations, pinpoint fogging with a Actisol can be applied to cracks and crevices in the entire buildings (whole-structure), certain parts of a building (compartmentalized), or certain materials, including head boards, base boards, box springs and furniture. Pin point bed bug treatment is the best option for treating bed bugs when immediate eradication of these pests are required, such as in Hotels , Motels, Rental Properties, Apartments, multi- unit dwellings (hotels, apartments and dormitories), when occupants are highly allergic to bites or when there is zero tolerance for bed bug infestation.
Call D & D Pest Control Co. at(252) 523-8255 for an free estimate and a effective bed bug treatment, so that we can eliminate your Bed Bug problem.