Amco Ranger is considered an expert in bed bug control and have the most comprehensive and effective bed bug solutions. Our bed bug management system works so well, we back our treatment program with the Amco Badge of Guaranteed Protection.

Bed bugs have resurged to quickly become a very important pest of the 21st century, as they invade numerous urban areas including hostels, hotels and residences. Our society has had a 30+ year “vacation” from this pest, when bed bugs were almost removed from North America, as a result of mass treatments with older types of insecticides (DDT, Chlordane, Lindane). Recently though, bed bugs have found ample opportunity to increase in number, and spread throughout society. Their success is a result of: increased travel of people, improved treatment methods that specifically target other insect pests, and the lack of public awareness.

Bed Bug Characteristics

In search of warm-bloodied creatures for their supply of food, bed bugs started out in the world attacking nest-bound critters, but have quickly learned how to adapt to human households. An adult female bed bug, larger than the average adult and up to 6.5mm long, will lay up to 5 eggs a day. When a bed bug first hatches, they are about the size of a poppy seed. An adult measures around ¼ of an inch in length, which is oval in shape with a flattened appearance from top to bottom. At first, bed bugs are nearly white in color (right after molting) and become light tan, deep brown, or burnt orange when mature. Prior to feeding, immature (nymphs) are translucent or pale in color, while adults are mostly reddish brown or mahogany in color. The shade of their body color comes as a result of digesting meals of blood.

Bed Bug Damage

Common Bed bugs are not usually considered to be disease carriers. These bugs have been found naturally infested with at least 27 human pathogens, but have never been proven to biologically transmit these pathogens to humans. They do suck blood from their host with piercing mouth parts that contains two needle-like stylists: one stylist has grove that carries saliva into the wound, while the other has a groove through which body fluids from the host are imbibed. Bites are usually found around the neck, feet, arms or hands, and can be visible as a welt-like swelling in a straight line in some sensitive people.

Ask for help from a Pest Management Professional. The Amco Ranger Solution and the key to success in bed bug elimination is being thorough. Since bed bugs do not fly, they generally live close to their host. Thorough inspection and treatment will be necessary to achieve control. First, your Amco Ranger technician will thoroughly inspect to confirm live bed bug activity. If activity cannot be visibly seen, we can utilize special bed bug monitoring devices as part of a monitoring program to catch new bed bug infestations before they become severe.

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