Bed bugs control, bed bugs removal, bed
bugs exterminator ULV method in Warsaw from PLN
(we recommend doing at least 2 visits)
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood.
With improved mobility and transport efficiency, it has become
increasingly easier and faster for bed bugs to spread, particularly in
hotels, healthcare facilities, and public transportation. Bed bugs may
‘hitch-hike’ on luggage, clothing or furniture. Learning to identify bed
bugs and their characteristics is essential in facilitating their
Bed bugs are oval, reddish-brown and wingless. They have flattened
bodies and slender legs. The larvae resemble adults, but are smaller and
lighter in colour. Their flattened bodies enable them to hide in various
places, including in mattresses, cracks and crevices and behind loose
flooring. Surfaces containing stone, metal or plaster usually do not
harbour bed bugs.
One sign of the presence of bed bugs is their fecal matter, excreted as
dark spots which streak when moistened. Heavy infestations may give off
a sweet, sickly smell.
How do bed bugs bite?
After hatching, a bed bug moults five times before reaching maturity,
requiring a blood meal before each moult. They detect carbon dioxide
emitted by warm-blooded hosts, and approach the warmth of the host. They
feed by piercing the skin with an elongated proboscis, withdrawing
blood. The bites are painless, and the host is not disturbed during
feeding. Bed bugs typically feed on exposed areas such as the hands,
arms, neck and face. While mosquito bites form oddly-shaped raised
welts, bed bug bites from flat round welts. Additionally, bed bug bites
usually occur in rows, while bites from mosquitoes are isolated and
random. Moreover, unlike mosquito bites that immediately itch, bed bug
bites are painless at first, but will itch with time.
Although bed bugs have been found with human pathogens, there has been
no evidence of transmission of these pathogens to humans. Thus they are
not considered disease vectors. However, disturbance from sleep,
discomfort and anxiety caused by bed bugs demand that effective
treatment measures be taken upon detection.
Detection and treatment
Visual detection of bed bugs can be hard, and they are often confused
with mites or ticks. It is important to pinpoint the exact location of
the bed bugs, so that treatment can be focused at those areas.
Furthermore, infestations of ticks or fleas could seem like bed bugs to
the untrained eye, hence accurate identification is essential.
Treatment of bed bugs generally include either the use of insecticides.
Insecticides are sprayed through a Ultra Low Volume (ULV) mister, that
emits water-based insecticide particles that can penetrate cracks and
crevices. The room needs to be sealed for at least two hours after
No chemical has yet to be found that can kill bed bug eggs. Hence, two
treatments are necessary: the first would kill adult bed bugs, and the
second would kill newly-hatched bugs that were still in eggs during the
first treatment. As the eggs take 6 to 17 days to hatch, the second
treatment would be conducted two weeks after the first.
Since bed bugs feed on blood, there has been no relationship between bed
bugs and cleanliness. Thus, bed bugs do not discriminate between
pristine hotels and places of squalor. It is therefore important to take
appropriate measures to prevent your home from infestation. Such
- packing clothing in zippered bags during hotel stays, and closing
luggage bags whenever not in use
- inspecting clothing and other items after returning from a hotel,
before entering your house. Place all clothing in the washer/dryer at 60
degrees Celsius for minimum of 30 minutes, and vacuum your luggage
- install bed encasements. Ideally, both the mattress and box spring
should be encased