What are bed-bugs?
Bed bugs are small, oval insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. They do not fly. The bed bug, or Cimex lectularius, gets its nickname from the reason that it often makes its home in people’s beds.
They can live anywhere in the home, in cracks of furniture and floors. However, they are most common in mattresses, box springs and bed frames.When you are bitten by bed bugs you do not feel any pain and or notice it. These bites can appear as a rash. You can however notice the symptoms which are small, flat or raised bumps on the skin. Symptoms can also include redness, swelling and itching.
Dangers of Bedbugs
Bedbugs do pose dangers to people.
Itching from the bites can be so bad that some people will scratch enough to cause breaks in the skin that get infected easily. This can lead bacteria to enter through these breaks leading to infection.
The presence of bedbugs can worsen the condition of anyone who has respiratory problem. As bedbugs grow, they shed their casing or outer skin. As these casings dry together with bedbug faeces, they become airborne and breathing the cast of material can worsen the respiratory problems and asthma.
Bedbugs can cause anemia. This is shown by a case study published in Canadian Medical Association which describes the case of a 60 year old man who presented his doctor with symptoms of iron deficiency. Although most people with bed bug bites are unlikely to suffer anemia, it could occur in extreme cases.
Our Bedbug Control Methods
At Pest Portal Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, we are trained to detect bed bugs in key areas of your businesses and homes on a frequent and regular basis, identifying signs of bed bug infestation, so that measures can be implemented as quickly as possible. We offer effective bedbug control services and identification systems to assist you detect bed bugs earlier, and eliminate them altogether to protect your family and business’s reputation therefore avoiding expensive costly results.
We provide ongoing monitoring and a multidisciplinary approach to bedbug control and management approach. This means we minimize the use of harmful pesticides and those which are environmentally, family and pet friendly.
Moreover, we educate our clients on bed bugs, the company’s inspection findings, what we will be doing, and prevention measures. We also provide a written bed bug inspection report and a strategy for services rendered.
Pest Portal also provides a thorough follow up program which is not based upon a minimum number of visits but which is based on current bed bug activity. Our follow-ups continue until control or elimination is achieved.
Contact us or call +263-4-252-244/45 or Cell: 0772-593-344 now for bed bug control and prevention.