There isn’t anything much less desirable than sharing space with bed bugs. Travel, especially around the holidays is one of the most common ways to introduce bugs into someone’s space.
What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Adult bed bugs are oval, wingless and rusty red colored, and have flat bodies, antennae and small eyes. They are visible to the naked eye, but often hide in cracks and crevices. When bed bugs feed, their bodies swell and become a brighter red. In homes, bed bugs feed primarily on the blood of humans, usually at night when people are sleeping. Bed bugs are not considered dangerous; however the bites, debris (droppings and shells), and other infestation symptoms are very unpleasant.
How does IPM of Northern Colorado treat for bed bugs?
Bed bug extermination is done in six week treatment cycles. Bed bugs are considered chemical resistant and are one of the most difficult insects to control in the pest control industry. IPMNoCo’s bed bug control process includes multiple liquid adulticide chemistries for bug elimination, insect growth regulators that sterilize the bugs and eggs, desiccating agents in powder form to dry out and destroy the bugs, and mechanical control and cleanup of the bugs. There is a final inspection at the end of the six week treatment cycle.