Bed Bugs in Myanmar
No one likes bed bugs but they have become a fact of life in lots of cities. These pests live on six continents around the world and have populations which are only getting bigger. Scientists think it is because of two reasons. One, humans have an easy time traveling and can accidentally pick up an infestation anywhere. Two, bed bugs have grown resistant to traditional pesticides and are hard to eliminate. They don’t spread disease but are some of the hardest to get rid of.
So, what are they?
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are insects with three body segments. They are usually a dull brown unless they have fed recently. After eating their favorite food – animal and human blood – they become reddish brown and have engorged bodies. The average bed bug is 5-7 mm. long and 2-3 mm. wide with a flat, oval body. They have six legs, beady black eyes, and a pair of antennae.
How to Tell if You Have an Infestation
Bed bugs’ small bodies help them hide from humans. They can fit in all sorts of tiny crevices, including in furniture, mattresses, box springs, cracks in the walls, and behind the framing around doors and windows. For many people, seeing an actual bed bug can be the first clue that there is an infestation. Other signs include:
Finding rusty stains on sheets and clothing
Itchy, red bumps that are bites on skin exposed while sleeping
A permanent musty odor in a room
Spray and Gas
Our most popular bed bugs treatment in Myanmar for getting rid of bed bugs is the one time spray and gas treatment using dual action spraying. Gassing involves sealing off a room and releasing gas to let it sit for a couple of hours. Spraying involves using a water-based safe pesticide to leave a residue effect; this ensures that any bed bugs that come into contact with either the spray or its residue will die.
While this method ensures a greater coverage of treated area and can eliminate not just bed bugs, but bed eggs too, Pest Control Operators need to take note of the fact that many bed bug populations can resist the most popular pesticides, so many companies now use heat treatment or steaming.
Heat Treatment or Steaming
Heat treatments and steaming are similar processes since both use high temperatures to kill bed bugs. These pests have something called a thermal death point, which is the temperature where they can no longer function and die. During heat treatment, a heater is placed in a home and use to raise the temperature to 130 or 140 degrees Fahrenheit for three hours. This kills the bugs. Steamers are used on furniture. They inject hot steam into the fabric and kill bed bugs hiding there. Both processes require a professional but are safe for humans and pets.
Most pest control companies know how to handle bed bugs. If you have a bad infestation, seek help immediately so you don’t lose any more blood or sleep to these nuisances.