Bed Bug Extermination
Yale Termite & Pest Elimination Corp provides professional bed bug extermination, inspection and preventive services throughout Connecticut. Over the past 30 years we have successfully eliminated bed bugs and other pests from thousands of homes, motels, hotels, restaurants, offices, and more. We can usually guarantee immediate results after a review of your situation. All the while, we will keep in mind your family’s safety. We provide bed bug elimination services in a chemical safe environment.
What Can Yale Do For You?
- We can provide a bed bug inspection and conformation as to the visible evidence or lack thereof.
- Offer helpful information on treatments and provide information and training on how to help prevent bed infestations and how to spot them quicker if they occur.
- Evaluate the level of infestation and conditions, then offer an estimate on treatment.
- We offer 2 types of treatments: Thermal Remediation (heat) and Pesticide Applications coupled with Targeted Steam Applications.
How Did You Get Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers, and are capable of traveling long distances with an unsuspecting host. Experts believe that recent bed bugs increases in the U.S. may be due to more travel, the prevalence of mass transit, lack of knowledge about prevention, increased resistance to pesticides, and ineffective control practices. These bugs have been found in airplane seats, trains, cabs, and hotel rooms.
Bed Bugs commonly travel in luggage, backpacks, and even in clothing. Once a Bug has hitched a ride, its destination could be anywhere, including health care facilities, public transportation, and private homes. Infestations can be spread by a visiting friend, or by even by a domestic help worker. Often a domestic worker may have a visiting relative that will carry the pest from another county. The bed bug infestation can follow you on clothing or belongings to any destination.
Often the exact source of the infestation is unknown. Once in the home, bed bugs will seek small, protected areas to hide. Although called bed bugs, they can live in almost any area of the home such as beds, couches, picture frames, night stands, wall voids, under carpeting, or virtually any available small crack or crevice. However, they will most likely try to live very close to where people sleep. Only highly trained professionals can correctly identify and treat all of these potential harborages. Bed bugs are nocturnal insects and therefore usually hide during the day and are most active at night when they leave their harborages to seek a blood meal. Bed bug bites are essentially painless and often go unnoticed while the bugs
are feeding. Bed bugs mature quickly, lay hundreds of eggs, and can live almost a year. Therefore, infestations can grow rapidly and persist indefinitely until proper corrective actions are taken.
Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on the blood or animals. The adults have a reddish-brown color with oval-shaped bodies that are about ¼ inch in length. Eggs are laid by the females, in batches of about 5 per day. As they hatch they are about the size of a poppy seed but in about 30 to 60 days the newborn bed bugs will be grown and ready to lay their own eggs. These eggs are small, approximately 1mm in size and whitish in color, and this makes them very had to find. Bed Bugs are not known to carry or transmit diseases to humans, but their bites can cause skin irritation. Though many people have no reaction to Bed Bug bites, some experience small red welts that often appear in a line or cluster and may be itchy or painful. Serious health problems can occur if the bites become infected.
Bed Bug Infestation Clues:
Bed Bug Signs:
- Small spots of blood on mattresses and linens
- Tiny brown droppings
- Exoskeletons, or “cast skins” shed by growing nymphs
- Tiny white eggs and egg casings
- Bite marks or rashes on the skin (note: not all people develop rashes to the bug bites, and there may not be a visible pattern of skin marks)
Don’t worry, we will solve your bed bug problem quickly and in a cost effective manner. We are bed bug specialists. Our company has successfully eliminated bed bugs and other pests from thousands of homes, motels, hotels, restaurants, offices, and more. After a review of your situation, we can usually guarantee immediate results and provide service in a customer friendly and understanding manner.