Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are parasites that feed on blood. The name of the "bed bug" is derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal and are capable of feeding on their host/target without being noticed.
A number of adverse health effects may occur due to bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms.
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years, they are obligatory hematophagous (bloodsucking) insects. Most species feed on humans only when other prey are unavailable. Decades ago, bed bugs were eradicated from most developed nations using DDT. DDT has since been banned to due to the high toxic nature of DDT. With the increase in international travel, bed bugs are becoming a problem once again. The risk of you encountering bed bugs, if you spend time in places that have high amounts of night time guests, such as hotels, homeless shelters, hospitals or apartments. During daytime, they hide in crevices of mattresses, box springs, headboards or bed frames. If you have bed bugs or suspect you have bed bugs, call ACE immediately to get a free custom tailored quote.
Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped and have no hind wings, but front wings are vestigial and reduced to pad-like structures. Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed.