Bedbugs In Kansas City lurk in cracks and crevices and feed on human blood. They are not known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, but the stubborn parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites.
The most obvious sign of an infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks – often several in a line – on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, these bite marks may take as long as two weeks to develop in some people and not everyone is allergic to bedbugs, so they don’t always leave marks.
The best way to tell if you have an infestation of bedbugs in Kansas City is to see the live, apple-seed-size pests for yourself. The adults are flat, round and reddish-brown, and around a quarter-inch long. The bugs don’t have wings and they can’t fly or jump, but their narrow body shape and ability to live for months without food make them ready stowaways.
They are drawn to warmth, moisture, and the carbon dioxide released from warm-blooded animals like humans. They hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags, and clothes, behind wallpaper and inside bedding, box springs, and furniture. They can crawl more than 100 feet in a night. They typically live within 8 feet (2.4 m) of where their human hosts sleep, according to the CDC.
Other signs of bedbugs in Kansas City to look for include:
- Exoskeletons left after molting.
- Bedbugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets.
- Rust-colored blood spots left by the blood-filled fecal material that they excrete on the mattress or nearby furniture.
- A sweet musty odor.
It is important to call a pest professional right away if you suspect bedbugs so that we can begin treatment immediately. bedbugs are quite prolific and can multiply rapidly, spreading from room to room.
While there are a few ways to kill bedbugs at home, it is nearly impossible to completely eradicate them without specialized skills and equipment. According to research entomologists, the common bed bug has built up resistance to some typical insecticides such as those containing certain pyrethroid chemicals like deltamethrin.
A study published online on April 10, 2017, in the Journal of Economic Entomology found that three out of 10 populations collected in the field showed much less susceptibility to chlorfenapyr, and five of the 10 populations showed reduced susceptibility to bifenthrin.
The professional technicians at Milberger Pest Control have been specially trained to thoroughly inspect for the presence of bedbugs in Kansas City. We target treat the sites where they are located using proven extermination methods. If you suspect an infestation, click here or call (816) 761-1313 in Missouri and (913) 384-6760 in Kansas right away for a free inspection.