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Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are ectoparasites which strictly feed on blood. Bed bugs are aptly named because they normally hide in mattresses, or as close as possible to their human host to enable easy nighttime feeding. They are very small insects about 3/16 of an inch in length, flat and broadly oval.
Bed bugs are not a housekeeping or sanitation issue.
They are excellent hitchhikers and are usually unknowingly transported in or on luggage, clothing, or other belongings that are carried by people as they travel. Current outbreaks have been traced to increased domestic and international travel. This is a particular problem for hotels, motels and apartment buildings, where turnover of occupants is always constant. Bed bug infestations can also occur inadvertently by bringing infested furniture, mattresses, or used clothing to one's household. Bed bugs may also travel between units in multi-unit buildings after being brought into the building by one of the aforementioned routes. Bed bugs may wander between adjoining apartments through voids in walls and holes through which wires and pipes pass.
Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. They are not known to transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts due to transfer of saliva when feeding.
Bed bugs are extremely difficult to eradicate. That's why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our bed bug treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present.
Follow up inspections are normally 10-14 days after treatment.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, bed bugs are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without professional assistance. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed properly. At Schendel Pest Services we follow the National Pest Management Association's Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs (BMPs) to ensure that we have the best possible guidance on controlling bed bugs effectively, responsibly and safely.
Nobody should be afraid to go to bed. Therefore, Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet, and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our bed bug services to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial bed bug control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ, and Norman, OK.
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