Bed bug inspection
There is an overwhelming amount of information on how best to detect and monitor bed bugs - in and amongst the mix of DIY solutions, suggestions from friends, myths and urban legends, a clear solution can be difficult to find.
Entomologists, pest control experts, and homeowners all agree on one though - bed bugs are unique and cannot be managed through typical pest control measures. These parasitic insects are incredibly small and can fit into cracks as thin as a credit card miss two of these expert hiders and you’ll have a brand new infestation on your hands.
Challenges in bed bug detection
The most important and ironically, the most difficult step in eliminating bed bugs is detection. It is crucial to correctly identify these blood-feeding pests, but adult bed bugs are typically only a few millimeters in length and width. Other stages of the bed bug life cycle (eggs and nymphs) are microscopic and virtually invisible to the naked eye.
Bed bug eggs hatch and nymphs mature with each blood meal, developing into fully-grown adults in months. These adults go on to reproduce and form new colonies; left undetected and untreated, the infestations spread at a rapid pace, making sleep a recurring nightmare for the humans they share a bed with.