Presentation on theme: " Main food of Bed bug is blood. Bed bugs can hide in extremely small cracks and crevices making it difficult to locate breeding sites. Bedbugs are."— Presentation transcript:
Main food of Bed bug is blood. Bed bugs can hide in extremely small cracks and crevices making it difficult to locate breeding sites. Bedbugs are rarely seen in daylight. They emerge from their hiding spots at night. Bed bugs can live a year or longer without food (blood) and thus stay in their hiding places. Bed bugs can travel long distances and survive in suitcases, clothing, vehicles, aircraft, cruise ships and other modes of transportation. Bed bug females lay about 300 eggs. Bed bugs hatch from eggs in 10 days.
Bed bugs are gray to reddish-brown in color, are oval and flat, and are approximately 1 to 5 mm (1/16" to 3/16") in size. Bed bugs will be closely associated with the bed and surrounding objects such as headboards and tables. Upon hatching, the nymph is a translucent flesh color which makes it difficult to see until it acquire its first blood meal. At which time is easily visible because of the red blood.
A female bed bug may lay 1 to 5 eggs per day & a total of 300-500 eggs within her lifetime. Their eggs are 1 mm long and slightly bent. They are often deposited in clusters and attached to cracks, crevices or rough surfaces near adult dwellings. The female bed bug produces a clear, sticky substance that its use to attach each egg to the chosen surface. Eggs hatch in 7 to12 days depending on the conditions. There are 5 stages before a nymph bed bug reaches full maturity - each stage requires a blood feeding. This process takes approximately 4 weeks. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to one year without a blood meal.
If bed bugs are located in bedding material or mattresses, control should focus on mechanical methods of control, such as vacuuming, caulking and removing or sealing loose wallpaper, to minimize the use of pesticides
Minimize hiding places. Wash all clothes/linens before use. Seal all major and minor gapes in the room. Schedule at least ones a year inspection for all rooms in your hotel. KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN!!
Bed bugs are most active at night Bed bug infestations are not easily located Reddish spots on mattresses (Head and foot area) Between mattresses and base Red-Brown spot-crack of wooden table drawer, wooden bed frame, mattress border Upscale Hotels, Motels, High-rise Building and private homes have recently noted infestations
Skin reactions Discomfort often with loss of sleep from the persistent biting Iron deficiency in infants has been associated with severe infestations Transmission of a wide variety of infectious agents They might play a role in the spread of hepatitisB, (experimental evidence does not support this) Some individuals respond to bed bug infestations with anxiety, stress, and insomnia
Bed Impression Customer unsatisfied Vacant Room for few days (Room Charge X Days) Shifted to passenger to others room: Inconvenient to all
Usually stay close to their food source(blood) seams, tuft, and crevices of the mattress, box spring, bed frame and headboard edge of wall/ceiling behind beds and furniture cracks in wood molding wall-mounts picture frames switch plates and outlets under loose wallpaper Closets, hangers, curtain Books, clocks, phones, televisions and smoke detectors Sofas,chair, night table, dressing table
Bed bug can travel long distance Luggage-Suitcases-Clothing-Vehicles-Aircraft -Cruise Ships and all Transportations Relatives-Friends Children school bag Used furniture/Mattresses/Clothing In building spread from unit to unit. Public places: infestation can be brought in on clothing by visitors
Several commercial class products are available to professional Pest Control Operators. These may include low-odor sprays, dusts or aerosols Your Pest Control Operator will select the best product for your particular situation