Bed bugs get their name from their preference of nesting close to their food source (human blood). Nest areas include beds, headboards, bed frames, night stands and dressers. They are also found around baseboards and window frames. The presence of bed bugs has increased in the US of the past few years and the Omaha area is not excluded. Pratt Pest Control averages ten calls per week from people who have confirmed or are concerned about an infestation. Bed bugs are brownish red in color and visible to the naked eye. The range from 1 to 5 centimeters in length.
Bed bug populations were dramatically reduced in the US up until the 1980’s by using of powerful chemicals that were later deemed harmful to humans and thus banned. Pratt Pest Control services include a thorough inspection and treatment program using the latest EPA approved pesticides. Although bedbugs tend to nest within 8 feet of the host, our treatment program typically addresses the entire home as they can travel up to 100 feet per night.
Are They Dangerous?
Many people do not feel the bites as bed bugs inject an antiseptic and anticoagulant. Most people show signs of welts or rashes.
Where did they come from?
Bedbugs travel in clothing, luggage and used mattresses and furniture. Homes become infested when people travel domestically, internationally and to other homes in the area that have problems.
To ensure success, Pratt Pest Control provides a comprehensive check for the home owner to follow prior to treatment. This includes general tidiness, laundering fabrics and encourages the use of bed bug covers after treatment.
Please contact Pratt Pest Control for a free inspection and estimate, 402-691-2920.