Eden Pest provides beg bug control services on behalf of the international company Rentokil in Oregon and Washington. In December 2013, one of Rentokil’s bed bug professionals, Eric Braun, presented a case study about some of the most challenging bed bug jobs at the Global Bed Bug Summit in Denver, Colorado. The PCT website discussed the summit in a December 2013 blog post and highlighted Braun’s findings.
The week-long bed bug summit’s main focus was on the progress of the battle against this pest, which re-emerged in the mid-2000s. Washington and Oregon pest control service professionals agree with the summit’s findings that bed bugs are the top problem handled by pest professionals around the world.
The summit highlighted that pests are most often found in hotels and motels, college dorms, nursing homes, office buildings, schools and daycare centers.
The PCT blog post featured Braun’s case study along with the studies of two other bed bug control specialists. Braun reported that one of the biggest bed bug-related challenges that he’s faced is client clutter because it posed problems in regards heat treatments. To overcome this challenge, his company took the following steps:
Bed bugs are pests that always require the help of a professional to control as chemical treatments sold on the market to lay consumers are often ineffective. Eden Pest is the Oregon and Washington pest control service that Rentokil recommends for Pacific Northwest home- and business owners.
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Bed bug pest control is at an all-time high as the number of these pests continues to rise. Mostly eliminated after World War II, the ban of the pesticide DDT has enabled bed bugs to make a big comeback. According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bug infestations in the U.S. have increased by more than 70 percent since 2001. With the rise of low-impact and technological solutions, Portland pest control companies and others across the nations are using and recommending the latest advances in bed bug treatments.
Portland bed bugs are like others around the world: small, resembling an apple seed in shape and color, with a small head and six legs. Bed bugs do not have wings and reach their darkest color when fully mature, so young bed bugs may be white, yellow or a light reddish-brown.
In addition to possibly waking up with bed bug bites on your body (the reaction to the bite varies depending on how your body handles it), you can tell if there are bed bugs in a room if you see their feces (which resemble reddish-brown stains) on bed linens, the mattress or the surrounding walls. Because Portland bed bugs are nocturnal creatures, you may not actually see bed bugs themselves during the day.
While the health effects of a bed bug infestation are minimal, they are an annoyance nonetheless. Because bed bugs can be difficult to combat, consider using a Portland pest control company that specializes in bed bug control with techniques that are safe for the family, pets, building and environment.