If you suspect that you have bedbugs, call a licensed pest management professional as soon as possible. Working together with a licensed professional is your best way to eradicate these persistent pests. At Economy Pest Control – our bed bug Specialists will do a thorough inspection to confirm if you have bedbugs and will provide you with step by step instructions to explain our process and help you understand how to best prepare for treatment and elimination. Click on the link for detailed preparation instructions. (Bed Bug Checklist)
LANDLORDS: We highly recommend engaging a professional if bedbugs are reported by your tenants. In Chicago, the City Council has passed an ordinance to help address the problem of bedbugs. This ordinance provides that landlords and tenants share the responsibility in preventing and controlling bed bug infestations. An informational brochure for tenants can be obtained by clicking on the attached link:Download bed bug brochure here .
How Do You Know You Have Bed Bugs?
• A physical sample of an actual bug or egg is required to be 100% certain
• Bite symptoms are a good indicator but cannot be diagnosed with 100% certainty. Some people have no reaction to bites while others break out in a rash or welts.
• The most effective inspections are conducted by a qualified pest management professional.
Bed bugs are not discriminatory, if you have blood, they will seek you out! They show up in a variety of places outside of private residences, such as college dorms, hotels, nursing homes, offices, schools and daycare centers, hospitals, public transportation and others. The majority of bed bug infestations occur in residential settings, such as apartments/condominiums and single-family homes. Bed bugs are a very difficult pest to treat, more so than cockroaches, ants and termites.
Bed bugs have been a household pest issue for more than 3,300 years, dating back to ancient Egypt. They were first brought to the United States by early colonists, where they thrived for many decades. Chicago has been named one of the worst cities for bed bugs! No one knows for certain what caused the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States. Contributing factors may include:
• Worldwide increase in bed bug activity
• More frequent introductions during travel
• Changes in pest management practices & resistance to pesticides
• Lack of public awareness is perpetuating the continued dispersal of bed bugs
Did You Know?
Bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding.
Bed bugs are not just found in beds – they hide in couches, chairs – anyplace they can find a human blood source.
Bed bugs are not known to spread any diseases to humans. However, their bites can leave behind itchy, red welts which can become infected from scratching.
Refurbished mattress/box spring sets can harbor bed bugs (even under the plastic!)
Your infested bed or furniture can possibly be salvaged – do not throw it out without talking to a professional first!
Call us today for a free inspection and estimate!
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