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Bed bugs are parasitic insects. Human blood is their preferred food, but they will also feed on rodents, bats, birds and pets, if humans are not available. Adult bed bugs are small, but visible to the naked eye. An adult bed bug is from 1/4 - 3/8 inches long and reddish brown. Bed bugs have an oval shape with a flattened body when unfed; their body becomes swollen after they have fed. The young nymph (immature) that has just hatched from the egg is less than 1/10 inches long and nearly colorless, but it becomes red after taking a blood meal. Nymphs typically are yellowish brown to reddish brown.
Bed bug bite reactions often appear as two or more bites in a row. They often occur on exposed areas of the body, such as the face, neck, arms and shoulders. Bed bug bites may resemble bite reactions caused by other insects and other medical conditions. Bed bug nymphs and adults are adept crawlers, and they hitchhike from place to place by tucking away in peoples clothing and shoes; in backpacks, purses, and briefcases; in luggage; in used furniture, mattresses, bedding, etc. Eggs that are laid on these items also can allow bed bugs to be spread from place to place. When there are multiple units in a building such as in hotels, dorms, and apartments, bed bugs can easily crawl to other units and spread beyond the site of the initial infestation. Knowing what to look for can keep you from carrying bed bugs into your home. Be on the lookout for the tell-tale signs of bed bugs when traveling, working or buying used furniture, bedding and other used items.
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers that can be easily transported in furniture, personal items, luggage, bedding, etc. They are most commonly found in dwellings with a high rate of occupant turnover, such as hotels, hostels, dormitories, apartment complexes, movie theaters, as well as private dwellings. They can infest airplanes, ships, trains, and buses. Bed bugs will hide in mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, upholstered furniture and other furniture, cracks and crevices, electrical outlets, carpet tack strips, baseboards, window and door casings, drapery pleats, wall hangings, ceiling moldings, seams in wallpaper, etc. Bed bugs prefer to contact fabric, wood, and paper surfaces--all of which are common in human dwellings.
As a Pest Control Company involved with this effort, we support and adhere to an integrated Pest Management approach toward solving Bed bug problems. Our methods include; education, sanitation, non chemical and chemical treatments, mattress encasements, and passive and/or monitoring devices.
Amid a national outbreak of the parasitic insects, The Daily Beast crunched numbers provided by a national exterminator to rank the 10 cities with the worst bedbug problem.
Owner of Precision Pest Inspection, Bob Eunice, was interview by The Daily Beast about the bed bug epidemic that is sweeping the nation, and what it means to hire the right pest inspection service.
Columbus has international companies and an international university. Thanks to its world travelers and increased media attention it’s become a sort of hotbed for the national bedbug discussion, according to Bob Eunice, owner of Precision Pest Inspections. The answer to solving the bedbug riddle isn’t easy in Columbus, or anyplace, but education goes a long way. “The educational aspect of this—I can’t emphasize it strongly enough.
There’s many situations where somebody will call an exterminator and the guy has very little conversation with the occupants and a week down the road they still have a problem,” says Eunice. “It takes time to bond with the people, work with the people, and if we’re all on the same page and it’s a team effort it’s a solvable problem.”
List of the current Top 10 Bed Bug cities in the United States
1. Cincinnati, Ohio 2. Columbus, Ohio 3. Chicago, IL 4. Denver, CO 5. Detroit, MI
6. Washington, D.C. 7. New York, NY 8. Philadelphia, PA 9. Dayton, Ohio 10. Baltimore, MD