Bed Bug Inspection And Detection, Decatur Alabama
What to look for during bed bug inspection and detection.
During a bed bug inspection, we are looking for a few things and all at the same time.
We are looking for bed bugs signs. We are looking for blood spots, blood excrement spots, bed bug cast skins, adult and juvenile bed bugs, as well as eggs.
Keys to a good bed bug inspection and detection are taking your time and being thorough. Use a hand lens or magnifier to thoroughly inspect gaps, seams, and joints in the bed frame or headboard.
We begin our inspection with a thorough question and answer session with our customers to locate the source of a problem and a pattern in bed bug behavior in a residence or business.
Based on the Q & A we begin our search for the elusive bed bug.
Start with the bedding. Carefully look over and examine all bedding for blood spots, excrement spots, and live bed bugs. Paying careful attention to the bottom layer of the sheet as we move to the mattress. Check the elastic in the bottom fitted sheet looking for bed bug signs.
Next, focus attention on the folds of the mattress. Carefully inspect all folds and seams, handles, etc. Be sure to repeat for both sides of the mattress.
Then we focus on the box springs. This is often where bedbug signs are found most often. The felt bottom of the box springs must be removed for inspection and treatment. It should be thrown away. Do not keep it as it may contain eggs. Carefully inspect the box springs taking the time to exam all folds, seams, and joints. Again we are looking for blood spots, blood excrement, cast skins and live bed bugs.
Next inspect the bed frame, including the headboard and footboard. Also check the baseboards, chair rails, crown molding, window trim, carpet tack, the framework of any and all furniture in the room. Bed bugs typically rest within 15 feet of a feeding location. Check the backs of photos or picture frames. Check any and all electronics, lamps, clocks, even when curtains or blinds attach to the windows. The reality is that bed bugs live like roaches, in any crack or crevice, but they feed like ticks. Bed bugs have even been known to crawl up a wall and across the ceiling and drop down onto a target from above to feed.
Bed bugs are a social insect. They use our social behavior as a means of transportation from one host to another, one feeding location to another. This means that bed bugs may be feeding in one room but may be breeding in a couch, loveseat, or recliner. This makes it easy for them to be in multiple rooms of a house or business.
Areas We Serve
Ecopest currently offers residential & commercial pest control solutions in Decatur, Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Cullman, and Hartselle.
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