Posts with the tag: "bed bug inspections"
There are a lot of pests that we deal with in Hawaii. Termites, rodents and cockroaches are some of the most damaging and most frustrating pests we come into contact with, but there is one pest that is considered the least favorite and most unpopular pest in Hawaii: that pest is the bed bug! Bed bugs are difficult to locate. They are tiny, about the size of an apple seed. They are also nocturnal, which means they’re searching for a blood meal while you are sleeping.
Maybe you’ve heard about these bugs or maybe you’ve had run-ins with them before, but this week is all about bed bugs! The Honolulu pest control pros at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions are recognizing Bed Bug Awareness Week and we wanted to let our faithful readers know a little more about these frustrating blood sucking parasites, ways in which we detect them and how we can help you get rid of them in your Hawaii home or business.
Have you been seeing little brown splotches on your bedding, or been waking up in the morning and noticing little red bites on your skin? If you have, it is very possible that you have a bed bug infestation. These little blood sucking insects are excellent hiders; you may not ever see them, but they find you while you’re sleeping, sneakily bite you and then return to their hiding places inside picture frames, behind wall outlets and even along carpeting seams. Because they are so good at hiding, many pest control companies have learned that manual bed bug inspections by trained technicians are not always enough to track these pests down. Here at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, we have turned to the amazing talents of trained bed bug dogs to help us sniff out bed bugs for our customers and have found this form of bed bug detection to be a superior way of locating any and all live bed bugs and their eggs.
Bed bugs are everywhere, including right here in Honolulu and Hawaii and when people discover that they have a bed bug infestation, the most common question asked is how did bed bugs arrive in their home. Well since bed bugs do not fly like some insects or jump like fleas, they did not enter under their own steam through the front door. While they do not have wings and can’t jump, they are skilled climbers and will actually crawl up high to drop down onto their target (which could be a bed, chair, person, bag etc.) Once on an item/person, they will hitch a ride right into your home, unnoticed of course!