PEST MANAGEMENT
BEDBUGS
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on both animal blood and human blood.

These insects have been around for centuries, and they are so well-adapted to feeding on human that most people may not be aware when they are being bitten.

Bed bugs generally feed when people are sitting calmly or sleeping, and they particularly enjoy feeding at night.

Adult bed bugs can survive for more than a year without feeding, which is one adaptation that has ensured the survival of bed bugs.
INFO ABOUT BEDBUGS
Today, many people are still ignorant about bed bugs. Some people believe they are immune to the problem as long as they keep a clean house. That is not true. People also generally believe that bed bugs are a problem only for the lower-class. That is not true either. Any home or dwelling can become infested, regardless of how clean or tidy it is.
Bed bugs generally live in small groups as opposed to nests or hives. They reproduce quickly and throughout their short ifetime, they can produce up to 500 eggs.
Bed bugs crawl out to feed on human blood at night. They insert their long beaks into human skin and suck out the blood. A feeding may take a couple of minutes or as many as ten minutes.
Days after being bitten, many people develop a welt or itchy bump on the skin later. Some people do not realize that this physical mark is from a bed bug bite. Instead, people commonly assume they have been bitten by a mosquito.
THERE ARE A FEW WARNING SIGNS THAT A CERTAIN BITE MAY BE CAUSED BY BEDBUGS :
• Bloody stains on bedding
• Dark-coloured stains on sheets (insect excrement)
• A sweet or musty smell in a room (emitted by the insects’ scent glands)
• Shed skins or fecal matter stains

COMMON PLACES WHERE BEDBUGS ARE FOUND ARE AS FOLLOWS :
• Single-family homes
• Multi-family homes
• Apartment buildings and complexes
• Schools
• Hotels, motels
• Hospitals
• Dorm rooms
HOW DO WE MANAGE IT?
To prevent a Bedbug infestation, a high standard of housekeeping and hygiene must be maintained.

Crack and crevices should be sealed to prevent harbourage areas for these Bedbugs. Thus, the whole premises will be inspected by Environmental Essentials specialist and a thorough treatment carried out. Such a treatment can last up to about several hours.