Posted by Capitol Pest on August 9, 2015

BedBug adults are about the size and shape of an apple seed, wingless and vary in color between translucent, bright red to dark brown. This spectrum of variance is associated with how long it has been since it has last fed.  The eggs are about a millimeter long and  translucent.

The amazing thing about Bedbugs is that they are great hitchhikers and they travel well.  They can even travel up to 100 feet in one night by themselves.  They are amazing hiders.  Because they are flat they can squeeze into nightstand drawers, behind electrical outlets and between the seams of fabrics.  Even more remarkable they can go long periods of time without eating, about 10 months.  Cockroaches can only go 30 days without food.  Best part for us is that Bedbugs have not been recorded as carrying diseases transmittable to humans.

Bedbugs populations have been increasing substantially.  According to the National Pest Management Associations 2015 Bugs Without Borders Survey, “Nearly all (99.6 Percent) pest professionals have treated bed bugs in the past year, unchanged from 2013, but higher compared to five, 10 and 15 years ago.”  We have been seen a substantial increase in BedBug infestations.

What we have found in treating BedBug infestations, is that the psychological impact is much worse then the physical impact for the person with the infestation.  It is our goal to walk people through the treatment process, share our knowledge of BedBug behavior and assure them that we can solve their BedBug infestation, with kindness and respect.