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Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless. Adults do have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, but they do not fully develop into functional wings. Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bed bugs move relatively slowly and measure between 4 to 5 mm. Homeowners sometimes have the misconception that bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye.

Bed bugs are flat and small in size, allowing them to hide easily from view during the day when they are not active. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, bedding, furniture, carpets, baseboards and bedroom clutter. They are most commonly found in the seams of mattresses or inside box springs.

In the list of possible roommates, bedbugs would perhaps be the worst! Those affected or have an experience with them would certainly attest to this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of bedbugs

 

Some of the well-known risks of bedbugs include but are not limited to skin infections, allergic reactions, anxiety and sleep deprivation.

Bedbug bites can cause itchiness, reddening of skin and swelling. Other secondary infections might develop as a result.

Just the thought of a bedtime with bedbugs is nightmarish, then come the restless nights. This affects one’s everyday life.

Bedbugs are known to multiply very quickly. In fact, female bed bugs lay 1 to 5 eggs each day and may lie up to 500 eggs within one lifetime. This is scary!

 

Signs of infestation

 

  • One of the tale-tell sign is blood stain on sheets and/or pillow-cases.
  • It is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation. Their excrement leaves brown to black stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed.
  • In their hiding places, you will find their fecal spots, egg shells, or shed
  • An offensive, musty odor from the bugs' scent glands.

 

What causes you to get bedbugs

 

They can come from other infested areas or from used furniture.

They can travel between rooms in multi-unit buildings, such as apartment complexes and hotels

Bed bugs can also be accidentally transported by people, where they can hitch a ride most often in personal belongings such luggage & suitcases, purses, backpacks, gym bags, items kept close to sleep areas or other items placed on soft or upholstered surfaces.

 

Sign of bedbug bites

 

Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms.

Bites normally look like small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered.

Bed bug bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites in the same manner.

 

Intex solution to Bedbugs

 

It is important to state from the onset that we are arguably the only local company that has a proven track record of completely eliminating bedbugs, thanks to the secret formula drug invented by the director and CEO, a chemical engineer by profession. We have been featured a number of times by local dailies on this important breakthrough. You have our unreserved assurance that if bedbugs are your problem, we have got you covered!

Given their rapid reproduction, bedbugs are best handled through early detection as this will prevent worse infestations.

This is our flagship pest as we would like to call it, and we can help protect your home with effective bed bug treatments suited to your specific needs. We're experts at recognizing the many signs of bed bugs and we know exactly what you need to help prevent and repel bed bugs from your home. Simply put, we have bedbug control down to a science.

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Common types of ants

 

Acrobat, army, carpenter, field, fire ants etc.

 

Five facts about ants

 

  • Ants hold the record for the fastest movement in the animal kingdom.
  • Ants can be found on every single continent except Antarctica.
  • Ants are social insects which live in colonies.
  • Ants don't have ears, and some of them don't have eyes!
  • The largest ant's nest ever found was over. 3,700 miles wide!

 

Risks of ants

Ants pose all sorts of problems ranging from food contamination, property damage, to harmful bites and stings.

Though not always, they may at times carry and transmit bacteria and fungi that can cause serious diseases

Some ants build nests in damp or decaying wood. Homes with moisture issues are prime targets for such ants.

People who are highly allergic to bites might also find ants a nuisance as they will be under constant fear of their bites.

 

 

What attracts ants in the house

 

Ants are drawn by sweet stuff such as spilled drops of soft drinks or fruit juices, candy, jellies and jams, cookies and other sweet baked goods, honey and syrup, and over-ripe fruit being top in the favorite list.

Being omnivores that they are, ants devour just about everything, including sap, plants, and other living or dead insects. Your food is not out of the equation either.

 

Keeping ants away

 

Storing food in airtight containers and sealing cracks and gaps where ants may be getting inside your home might go a long way in keeping them at bay.

At Intex, we will identify the ants causing problems and tailor the control program to help protect your home from ant activity.

For those with compounds, we will destroy the aphids and other sap-sucking vermin as they too attract ants. Also, pouring boiling water down evident ant colony holes may help. Removing yard debris and items that cover the ground will help reduce ant habitats.