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After a 50 year slump, bed bugs are back with a vengeance. Today, individuals traveling both home and abroad are likely to pick up these nighttime pests and introduce them to homes and businesses in their clothes and suitcases. Unfortunately, bed bugs may also be introduced into residential dwellings and commercial environments in retail bags, on used furniture and other unsuspecting items. And it’s not just hotels that are dealing with bed bugs in Kansas City; bed bugs are moving out of beds and into couches, airplanes, cabs and even movie theaters and if not treated quickly, bed bug infestations in Kansas City, Topeka and throughout Kansas and the entire Midwest can become a severe problem as these biting insects are superior breeders.
Mainly active at night when they come out to feed on human or animal blood, during the day bed bugs will congregate in hiding places that can include:
Mattresses, linens and upholstery
Electrical switches and outlets
In floors and cracks in floors
Behind wallpaper and wall hangings
Inside computers and other electronic devices
A person bitten by a bed bug often does not wake up while the insect is feeding. An infestation of bed bugs can sometimes go undetected for weeks or months before they are discovered. How do you know if you have bed bugs? Signs of a bed bug infestation may include:
Waking up finding small bloodstains on bedsheets
Seeing bed bugs late at night and early morning
Finding dead bed bugs on bed sheets and the floor
Molted skins visible in areas of high activity
Heavy infestations may produce an odor described as sweetish smelling
Bed bug bites that result in red, itchy areas on the skin
Yes. Bed bugs are increasingly infesting hotels, apartments, dormitories, shelters, health care facilities and public transportation in Kansas City, Topeka, Branson as well as in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Arizona and throughout the U.S.. They hitch rides in luggage, boxes, shoes and other mobile objects. Bed bug infestations are not tied to unsanitary living areas. World-class hotels are experiencing bed bug infestations. Worst of all, since bed bugs are nocturnal, you may have no idea they’re present.
Schendel Pest Services follows the National Pest Management Association's Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs (BMPs) to ensure that we have the best possible guidance on killing bed bugs effectively, responsibly and safely. We are your best solution in the eradication of bed bugs and will effectively eliminate the threat of bed bugs in your home or business. Our bed bug services include canine bed bug inspections and bed bug heat treatments. To find out how we can help you get rid of bed bugs, contact Schendel Pest Services today!
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