Bed bugs in Kansas City were thought to be mostly myth until a few years ago. Bed bugs in Kansas City have recently experienced a resurgence and have become a nuisance for Kansas City hotels, college dorms, cruise ships, hospitals, nursing homes, homes and apartments. They’ve even been found on public transportation, such as buses, commuter trains and airplanes. They’ve been found in every class of hotel from the most run down to the most luxurious.
So far, there has been no disease transmission concerns associated with the blood feeding nature of the bed bug. Some people have reactions to the saliva of the bite of the bed bug, not unlike a bee sting or spider bite reaction. This can make good sleep extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Bed bugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. The bugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bed bugs in Kansas City do not have nests like ants or bees but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
Bed bugs are quite prolific and can multiply rapidly. Female bed bugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime. Immature bed bugs in Kansas City, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.
Adult bed bugs in Kansas City are very small, about the size of a tick. In fact, they are often mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches, so Milberger Pest Control does not always get a call for an infestation as soon as we might like. It is important to call Milberger right away if you suspect bugs so that treatment can begin immediately. A free bed bug inspection is available!
A bed bug infestation requires the assistance of a pest professional like Milberger Pest Control and is not something a homeowner can get rid of their own. Our employees have been specially trained to inspect a room thoroughly for the presence of bed bugs and to target treat the sites where they are located.