What about Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is the species most adapted to living with humans. It has done so since ancient times. Bed bugs are mentioned in medieval European texts and in classical Greek writings back to the time of Aristotle. Other bed bug species prefer to feed on wild hosts, especially bats and birds.
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industries we serve
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
Hospitality | Property Management | Pest Management Companies
Health Care | Dorms | Private Homes
 
HOSPITALITY
Bedbugs are a growing concern in the hospitality industry. Bed bugs plague 5 star hotels, resorts, extended stay and motels without discrimination! Guests that have been bitten by Bed Bugs are always angry and sometimes proceed with litigation. Employing our canine Bed Bug detecting team demonstrates due diligence. Our reporting methods reduce your risk. 
 
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/REAL ESTATE AGENTS
How about if you sell an bed bug infested home to a person who invested their trust in you? You need to be “Brand Smart” when dealing with new properties or multi-unit dwellings. Your name is your most precious asset. It is good business to develop and retain buyers and tenants. Our certified reports will put even the most skeptical buyer at ease. 
 
PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
Interested in synergizing results for your most valued clients? Integrating our Bed Bug canine team into your pest management program will result in greater efficiencies of your staff.  Our recorded history on all accounts can assist you in targeting treatments, resulting in clients that become “raving fans”.
 
HEALTH CARE
Health care facilities offer a significantly complex environment.  Bed Bug activity in sensitive areas can have a profound impact on resident health and welfare. Bed Bugs can be difficult to pin point and subsequently diagnose. Their presence compromises the sterile nature of this environment.  Reduce chemical applications with a discreet, targeted bed bug inspection when attempting to intercept these cryptic creatures. Your clients depend on you for healthcare; depend on us for bed bug detection.
 
DORMS
Parents expect the educational facilities and housing that their children reside in, to be pest free, safe and sanitary.  Do not let them down! Our “Spot Sweep” service is an absolute must have when dealing with these types of environments. Bed Bugs are hitch-hikers. You have no idea what type of conditions students lived in prior to their arrival at your facility. Do not cut corners, call us for a preventative program!
 
PRIVATE HOMES
Are you back from a recent vacation, or have you had a recent overnight guest? Do you suspect bed bugs are in your home? Maybe you have a pest control company treating your bed bug infestation obtaining less than desirable results?  Let us help!  Whether you are at the airport wanting us to inspect with “ScentsAbility” your luggage as it de-planes or worried a bed bug infestation is in your home, Perfection K9 Services is the answer. 
 
 

What About Bed Bugs?
Adult bed bugs are about 3/16-inch long and reddish-brown, with oval, flattened bodies. They are sometimes mistaken for ticks or cockroaches. The immature (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are smaller and lighter in color. Bed bugs do not fly, but can move rapidly over floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. Female bed bugs lay their eggs in secluded areas, depositing 1, 2 or more eggs per day and hundreds during a lifetime. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see on most surfaces without magnification (individual eggs are about the size of a dust speck). When first laid, the eggs are sticky, causing them to adhere to surfaces. Newly hatched nymphs are straw-colored and no bigger than a pinhead. As they grow, they molt (shed their skin) five times before reaching maturity. A blood meal is needed between each successive molt. Under favorable conditions (70-80°F), the bugs can complete development in as little as a month, producing three or more generations per year. Cooler temperatures or limited access to blood extends the development time. Bed bugs are resilient. Nymphs can survive months without feeding and the adults for more than a year. Infestations therefore are unlikely to diminish by leaving premises unoccupied. Although C. lectularius prefers feeding on humans, it will also bite other warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, birds and rodents.
 
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