Bed bug disinfestation
Do you have problems with small insects living in your home without asking for permission? Don't be alarmed! Truly Nolen specializes in bed bug disinfestation.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, leaving a painless bite on the skin. The Bed Bug bite is generally harmless and does not transmit disease, but it can cause discomfort caused by itching inflammation and even allergies.
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These insects like to perform at night, in quiet, when they are hardly seen. They are attracted by the heat and carbon dioxide released during breathing, and prefer dry, dark places with poor ventilation and close to their food source.
During the day, they hide in tiny places where humans cannot reach. They show a special preference for seams in mattresses or small holes in bed frames and all the surrounding area. They are therefore also known as Bed Bugs.
They live in tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Because of their nocturnal habits and their small size, they are easily unnoticed.
SWhenever their presence is detected, we advise Bed Bug disinfestation by experienced professionals.
How to identify a bed bug
The bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is a hematophagous insect of the family Cimidae, belonging to the phylum of Arthropods
It has a flattened body covered with small hairs and an oval shape, measuring between 4 and 5 millimeters. It is red to brown in color and moves slowly.
The female can lay up to 500 eggs per year, which hatch up to 21 days later. Bed Bugs live on average between 6 and 9 months, and can even reach 12 months in a dormant state without feeding.
Since they do not have wings, they are not able to fly. However, they can climb walls and other structures.
How to Detect the Presence of Bed Bugs
At home, in your hotel or elsewhere, if you suspect a bed bug infestation, pay attention to the following signs:
- Redness on the skin
- Dark stains on the floor, furniture, or mattress
- Tiny golden pellets shed by the nymphs
- Sweet-smelling odor
How do bedbugs arise?
Globalization is the big culprit in recent bed bug infestations. This insect knows no borders and hides in people's luggage and clothing. From their tiny hiding places, they easily move into hotel rooms and other accommodations.
With the increase in international travel and the number of tourists, the risk of Bed Bugs hitching a ride on the luggage of upcoming guests is growing.
When traveling, inspect the hems and seams of suitcases where bed bugs like to hide. When you arrive at your hotel, check to see if you detect any signs on the sheets and pillows.
On the way home, place your suitcase on a white sheet and shake it out to make sure you don't have a Bed Bug infestation. Wash all clothes thoroughly at a temperature above 40°C. What you can't wash, leave in the sun for a few hours before putting it away.
If you detect the presence of Bed Bugs, put your items in a well-sealed plastic bag and call a professional who is qualified in Bed Bug disinfestation.
Bed Bug Disinfestation
Our expert bed bug disinfestation technicians advise a radical treatment of the entire affected area. This means:
- Disassembly and disinfestation of furniture
- Thorough inspection of gaps, mattresses and furniture
- Washing clothes at over 40°C
- Replacing the mattress, if necessary
- Use of specific products without toxic products
- Control of the plague by repeating the process between 7 and 15 days
- Regular cleaning of all surfaces
- Effective vacuuming of the mattress and all gaps around the bed, carpets and curtains
- Sealing baseboards, floors and electrical outlets
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