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Beebe's Pest & Termite Control has teamed up with MistAway, which has produced, tested and confirmed the product misting system. It is an automatic and reliable form of mosquito control.
The great thing about this system is that it controls mosquitoes, flies and gnats! It is capable of four operation modes. It can be fully automatic, which is set to operate at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are at their peak. It can be manual, where the touch of a button will turn on the system as you need it, or it can be operated with a remote control, a hand held wireless transmitter that is the size of a keyless entry of a car. It can also be set on a timer for every two, four, six, 10 hours, etc. Also, wind, rain, and motion sensors are available.
Pyrethrum is the natural formulated based insecticide, derived from dried flowers of the species Chrysanthemums. It works fast, is highly repellant at a very low concentration, and controls a variety of flying insects. The all natural mist is effective, breaks down completely and leaves no residuals.
The misting system can be designed and modified to fit anyone’s needs and budget. Beebe's Pest & Termite Control can design a layout to fit your needs, install the controller and lines, and fill your reservoir as often as needed. Contact us to send a qualified and licensed technician to quote your home.
Bed bugs are real insects! These tiny bugs hide cracks in and around human environments and are very difficult to spot. They have been making a comeback the last decade and even more prevalent over the past year. Bed bugs get their name because they are commonly found in beds, but they can also be found in other places where humans spend a lot of time: hotels, airplanes and couches. They like to make their homes in human beds and feed on human blood at night. Bed bugs can feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal. Their most common targets are humans because, unlike animals with fur, we have a lot of exposed skin for them to bite. Many individuals associate bed bugs with filthy conditions. In truth, they are attracted by exhaled carbon dioxide, not dirt, and feed off blood, not waste. They are found as often in immaculately clean locations as in poorly kept conditions. When bed bugs feed, they inject the skin with their saliva (this keeps the blood from clotting and an anesthetic (this keeps the host from feeling the bite and moving). The bites become red, itchy welts and may cause inflammation when scratched. It is important to remember that scratching that itch can further cause infection. Although getting rid of the bugs and keeping them from coming back is a headache, they are more a disgusting annoyance than a danger to your health.
- Be careful when taking hand me downs or buying garage sale or flea market items, and do not take mattresses or padded furniture that has been left at the curb or on the street.
- Protect yourself while traveling. Inspect your bed sheets for blood spots and keep your suitcases off the floor.
- If you think you have bed bugs, call a trained pest management professional from Beebe's Pest & Termite Control.
We receive a lot of questions about bed bugs. Therefore, we have taken the most popular questions and posted them here with their corresponding answers.
What is a bed bug?
A bed bug is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by hematophagy (or in other words by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts). They can be found all over the world, generally in human inhabited environments.
Bug bugs are fairly small; an adult may grow to be the size of 4-7mm. They are a reddish-brown color and their shape is flat and oval. Also, they are visible and easy to spot because of their slow movements.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs can come from a variety of places. But typically one of the most common forms of infestation is through contact with used clothing and infested furniture in hotels, motels and other places of temporary accommodation. Cleanliness does not arrest the spread of infestation directly. The idea that dirt causes bed bugs infestations is a misconception. However cleanliness, by depriving the bed bugs some of their hiding places, does slow down the infestation. Apartment complexes often have bed bugs because they can get from unit to unit easily.
What are the feeding habits of bug bugs?
As previously mentioned, bed bugs feed on blood. When a bed bug bites a human, it injects two hollow tubes into the skin. With one tube, the bed bug injects an anti-coagulant and anesthetic, and with the other tube, it steals your blood. Generally a bed bug will feed for about five minutes before returning to its hiding place. Also, they typically are active only at night (they start appearing at dusk) because they are nocturnal, but can be seen anytime especially if a chance to feed occurs. Additionally, they can survive for up to 18 months without feeding even though they seek blood every five to ten days. A hungry bed bug is typically flat with a circular shaped abdomen while a blood fed bed bug is elongated with a tapered abdomen.
Are bed bug bites dangerous?
Typically one can’t feel a bed bug bite until minutes or hours later. The bite may look like a flat welt or a raised, red bump and is often times very itchy. Luckily, their bites aren’t dangerous but rather annoying. They can cause skin irritation or rashes if bit frequently, so it’s a wise idea to get rid of them as soon as possible. Also, doctors often misdiagnosis these bites due to the fact they look like other skin conditions. The bites may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to heal.
How do I stop the itching from bed bug bites?
One thing that will help out is anti-itching cream for insect bites. You can usually find these at a drug store, over-the-counter. Other people say that taking Benadryl or using calamine lotion will help with it. However, you must seek help to get rid of bed bugs so they won’t bite you again.
How can I tell if I have bed bugs?
Take a look at our bed bug checklist for a comprehensive list of ways in which you can check for bed bugs. Generally, the first thing you may notice is a peculiar pungent odor, which is oftentimes very familiar to building inspectors and tenement dwellers. If you think you may have bug bugs it’s a good idea to visually check your bed, as bed bugs can often be spotted. Other things you may notice are blood spots, fecal stains or cast exoskeleton skins. Take extra care in checking the mattress itself and the corners of bed nets. Bed bugs typically will hide in old furniture, behind peeling paint, wooden floorboards as well as seams and folds in a mattress, bed frames and bed springs. Although, in most cases they are in a small, concentrated area and usually within 10-20 feet of where you sleep.
What do I need to know if I have bed bugs?
How do you get rid of bed bugs?
It’s a good idea to get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible because each individual bed bug can lay four to five eggs a day, so if you do the math that’s a lot of bed bugs you don’t want around (Consider this: in a room that is around 70 degrees and there are 40 bugs; six months later there would be 5,905 bugs!). Get help from exterminators because they have more experience dealing with these pests. Save any bed bugs you may find to show pest control so they can help you identify the specimen.
Do bed bugs ever bite private parts?
They sure do – they don’t care what part of the body they feed on, but they don’t like hair and will move to the area that is free from hair.
Do mattress covers work?
Mattress covers will seal the mattress and keep bedbugs that are in, locked in (and those ‘trapped’ bugs will eventually die) and will also keep bed bugs out. The bed bugs hiding around the bed frame and other areas will still find their way to the top of the mattress and bite you.
Do bed bugs smell?
Most people say that bed begs smell like raspberries and in cases where a place is infested, it can smell like moldy shoes.
I’ve heard that bed bugs rest on the ceiling and fly to their target, is this true?
Not true, but, bat bugs which are exactly like bed bugs except for the hair on their head, feed on bats. If the infested bats residing in your home are removed, these bugs may move down and start feeding on you.
Is it true that a bite from a bed bug can take up to 14 days to show?
From what the California Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section says, a bed bug bite may not show for up to 14 days! Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites, but if a reaction does occur, it usually happens by late morning.
What is the size of a bed bug?
An adult is about the size of a small paperclip. A nymph is about the size of a letter on a penny.
Beebe's Pest & Termite Control can get rid of pesky fleas. We offer a comprehensive interior and exterior extermination program that will end infestations for good. Contact us today for more information on our treatments to protect your home and your pets.
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