Prior to the 1950's Bed Bugs were common pests in many households throughout the United States. DDT arrived in the 1940's and within a decade most all Bed Bug populations were eradicated. In the Late 90's Bed Bugs were starting to show up in hotels across the nation. As the years passed, the numbers of new sighting and severities of Bed Bug infestations continued to grow exponentially and were found in all 50 states. Before long they were found in residential homes, apartments and schools, businesses, movie theaters, senior health care facilities, furniture outlets, public transportation of all kinds, emergency vehicles and fire stations, libraries, churches and wherever people socialized or congregated. One out of every five people have experienced a Bed Bug problem at their own home or know someone who has had them. 80% of the population is concerned about bringing Bed Bugs home from a hotel.
Why are they on the rise?
Life Cycle of Bed Bugs
The Bed Bug develops through five immature stages before reaching the adult reproduction stage. This development process can take place in approximately 22 to 36 days. Each stage, from 1st instar/nymph to adult, has to take at least one blood meal in order to continue through the next successive stage to the adult Bed Bug. During this development growth period, they shed their skin (or molt) as they grow to the next stage, casting their old skin behind.
DAY EGGS BABIES ADULTS
1 3 0 1
7 21 0 1
14 24 18 1
30 24 66 1
180 69,000 121,000 7,800
Control Using IPM
Heat treatments are being used as the most effective and environmentally safe treatment method for Bed Bugs. Shield + Pest Control offers a Bed Bug elimination service referred to as the "Convection Method".
The Convection Method heats up the area from 127 degrees to 140 degrees with powerful heaters and fans circulating the air like a convection oven eliminating the Bed Bugs and their eggs. This Method requires little prep work for the home owner.
Not all heat treatments are the same!
Applying heat is a strategically trained process!
Heat treatment can cause damage and fires and must be conducted by a fully educated and trained individual.
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