The bed bug (Cimex lectularius) and its relatives (Family: Cimicidae) form a small group of bloodsucking insects.
Bat and bed bugs have a short broad head, broadly attached to the prothorax, and an oval body.
Because of the different habits of the various bed bugs, proper identification determines where to direct controls to be most effective.
Bed bug control is very difficult and requires all infested sites to be effectively treated at the same time.
We have found a few cases where a home had a bat problem. They had the bats removed and sealed the openings for reentry. The Bat Bugs that were feeding on the Bats however still remain and now there are no bats to feed on. If this is misidentified (which could very easily happen) an exterminator and homeowner could go through a very frustrating situation.. In this case a heat treatment just like a normal indoor treatment for bed bugs plus a dusting or spraying of the attic areas where they would be harboraging. Concentrating on the areas that the bats were nesting would be a good strategy however some treatment would need to be applied to the entire area. Usually the area is too large to use Nuban Strips. If you need more information about Bed Bugs and the Detection and Treatment of these frustrating insects visit us at Clark Pest Remedy !
This is an interesting article from New Hampshire concerning tenants – landlord issues concerning bed bugs.
I find it may be valuable to consider such an arrangement. What do you think about it?
Who should be responsible? I see this every day. We at Clark Pest Remedy have to make sure it is clear on who is paying for the treatments and we are constantly in the middle of a battle over who is financially responsible.
Their eggs adhere to cloth very easily and then can be transferred to other locations. Reproduction rapidly increases after consistent blood meals. We find that in many cases people do not know they are infested until it is heavily infested, We recommend heat treatments using Thermal Remediation Electric units powered by our generators outside the structure. We run a cord usually through a window and this produces all of the power for the heaters. It usually takes 1-2 hours to reach the
120 + range. We let the heat elevate to 128-135 degrees and sustain the temps for approx, 4 hours. The treatment is monitored with a wireless monitoring system and the technicians see the exact temperatures from exterior location, We have had much success with heat treatments and now have 3 treatment crews full-time just in the Atlanta area. If you have any questions contact us at