We have all heard the saying “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite!
Well, unfortunately that’s exactly what they do. Why do they bite at night?
Is it the change in temperature in the home?
Is it a few days of laundry on the floor? NO
Is it food crumbs on the desk?
It’s you. That’s right. When you are sleeping and exhale carbon dioxide, they find you. A warm blood meal is exactly what they are after. They feed for about 5 to 10 minutes on bare skin that is exposed while sleeping. Bed bugs can drink 3 times their own weight of blood in one meal ! Afterwards, they tuck into the seams of your mattress, deep inside the box spring or nearby areas. Most bed bugs can be found within 5 feet of the hosts’ resting place. See Green Thermal Solutions blog “Cimidae – also known as bedbugs” and learn what to look for.
Bedbugs typically bite in a pattern of 3 feed till full and hide for 3 to 5 days before ready to eat again.
BEDBUGS can live without feeding for up to 1 year. Yes, in your baseboards, box spring, trapped… just waiting. They do not starve to death.
Bedbugs have been around for over 3000 years. They originated in caves and fed on bats. They even date back to ancient Egypt and were brought over to the US by early colonists. Sometime in the 1950’s, a chemical called dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane (DDT) was widely used as a control measure in an attempt to wipe them out. By 1972 DDT was no longer used, due to studies conducted that it caused more harm than good including cause for cancer. Today, in modern practice, diligence is a good measure for pest control . Vacuuming , de-cluttering, the advantage of using of a high heat dryer along with treatments by pest control professionals is what is needed for a successful outcome.
GET RID OF BEDBUGS
HIGH HEAT TREATMENT
The # 1 way to get rid of bedbugs and other pests is to use high heat.
Green Thermal Solutions uses the best machine on the market. The Heat Assault 500x – www.heatassault.com
We safely and effectively raise the temperature of your home and contents to 120+ degrees fahrenheit. Green Thermal Solutions uses infrared technology to read the temperature inside the walls where they are hiding.