Bed BugBed Bug

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Bed BugBed Bug

Wondering if the two swollen lumps on your neck are a vampire bite? The current trend of vampire-based TV shows, movies and literature has perhaps led to people believing that a cloaked, blood sucking visitor paid them a visit while they slept last night. Blood sucking visitor is a close enough term to describe the main cause of skin welts that are slowly starting to itch like mad. Unfortunately for all vampire enthusiasts, these skin irritations are caused by a small, reddish brown, flat, oval-shaped and wingless creature known as the bed bug.

Bed bugs were almost eradicated from North America as a result of mass treatments with carcinogenic insecticides (DDT, Chlordane, Lindane). However, because of the world wide ban on DDT and increased travel, bed bugs have made a recurrence worldwide.

Bed bugs are in a group of parasites that live in the "nests" of their hosts, and the feeding behavior of these bugs makes them a particular problem. Associated with humans, the "nests" can include houses, hotels, hostels, tents and caves; essentially any protected area in close proximity to where people sleep or rest. By living in nests, they can feed when the host (person) is not likely to notice them, and then can hide to avoid detection.

Dry steam vapor sanitizing completely kills bedbugs in bedding and mattresses.

Steam is nature's natural solvent . . .  And when heated to a high enough temperature it becomes superheated and changes to dry steam vapor killing bacteria and parasitic insects instantly.

There Are Three Principle Commercial Methods to Kill Bed Bugs: Heat, Chemicals  and Extreme Cold

Chemicals leave a residue and may not kill eggs if they do not hatch while the chemical is still active.  There is also some evidence that over time bed bugs develop a resistance to pesticides.  Bed bug populations in different areas have developed resistance to many pesticidal modes of action.  If you’re dealing with a resistance population, some products and application methods may only serve to make the problem worse.  Many of the chemicals used in the extermination of bed bugs can aggravate allergies, and respiratory conditions. Chemicals are messy, expensive, can harm the environment, and may not kill off an entire bed bug population. Surviving bed bugs including their eggs will breed and repopulate.

to below 32ºF.  The average time to lower a typical 400 square foot space to below 32ºF is 1 hour.   Treating a hotel room is 6-8 hours from set up to tear down.  An emphasis must be placed on cooling the area quickly, as the bed bugs are known to flee from cold temperatures and return once the temperature has returned to normal.  It is all but impossible to quickly cool a room below 32ºF. Other risks associated with cold extermination include possible damage to plumbing  and other cold-sensitive structures within the room.

Dry ice blasters utilize specialized equipment to blast dry ice particles in a high velocity air flow to remove contaminates from surfaces.  However, pests are blasted from one surface to another.  To kill and remove all bed bugs and their eggs,  cold must be concentrated enough to penetrate fabrics.  The dry ice vaporizes on impact and therefore is ineffective at controlling eggs. 

There are two main types of bed bug heat treatments that are currently used: thermal heating and steam heating. Heat, unlike harmful chemicals and dry ice, can penetrate the surfaces of objects with ease, thus killing bed bugs that are hidden deep within the cracks and crevices.

 

 

 

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