Tag: bed bug inspection
Posted on October 16, 2012 with No Comments
Can Bed Bugs Feed on My Dog or Cat?
Bed bugs can feed off of pets but bed bugs do not live on pets like fleas, lice, ticks or mites do. Bed bugs are hitchhikers, and can be transported by various items including clothing, luggage, personal belongings, bedding, etc. It is possible that bed bugs could hitchhike in pet fur, especially if you have bed bugs in your bed and your dog sleeps in your bed.
If you suspect you have bed bugs in your residence, contact JP McHale Pest Management, the leading pest control company in New York for a bed bug phone consultation. We will arrange for an bed bug home inspection to confirm whether or not the pest that you are dealing with is bed bugs or a different pest.
Posted on January 24, 2012 with No Comments
Because bed bugs are so adept at hiding, you may not see the bugs. However, a bed bug infestation may be recognized by blood stains from crushed bed bugs bugs or by rusty (sometimes dark) fecal staining, spots of excrement, on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, walls, and furniture. Fecal staining, bed bug eggs, and cast skins may be found in the vicinity of their harborage locations. Use of a flashlight helps in visual detection in hidden cracks and crevices. The most effective inspection is made by a certified bed bug dog, trained to alert its handler when the dog discovers the scent of live bugs or eggs.
If you reside in Westchester County and need an immediate bed bug inspection, contact JP McHale Pest Management.
Posted on December 12, 2011 with No Comments
The financial impact of bed bug control has been significant. Just one bed bug in one room can start a bed bug infestation. Although bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their bites cause allergic reactions, such as severe itching and inflamed welts (red bump, ridge or swelling of unbroken skin). Bed bugs are causing social and economic hazzard to owners and residents of apartment buildings, as well as hotels and public buildings.
In a recent study, Rajeev Vaidyanathan, PhD, associate director of Vector Biology and Zoonotic Disease at SRI International, explained:
“New York City alone spends between $10 million and $40 million per year on bed bug control, and these numbers are repeated in other major cities across the US. Over 95 percent of pest control agencies reported bed bugs as a priority in 2010, thus superseding termites as the number one urban pest.”