Bed Bugs [Cimex Lectularius]

Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Although they are also known to feed on household pets these bugs prefer a human host and will actively seek out habitats that put them within easy distance of a blood meal. These tiny vermin avoid light and attack in the middle of the night hiding behind headboards or in mattress seams during the day.

Bed bugs are not known to carry or spread disease – but getting rid of them from your home or your hotel is tough as an adult bed bug is extremely resilient to pesticides and can survive in very harsh conditions – they can live for up to 20 months without a blood meal! Consequently, bed bug infestations sometimes require multiple visits from a qualified technician.

Comtec is offering a totally novel and eco-friendly pest control system against bedbugs. It is a non-toxic system which uses liquid nitrogen into the furniture and all other fittings within a room, without leaving any chemical residue.

In hotels and any other working situations where the pesticide treatments is carried out requires the total evacuation of the room, the post treatment decontamination and impossibility to utilize the room for many days after treatment.  With Criopest the room can be reused within hours since it is safe, ecological, efficient and economic.

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Further Information        

Bed bugs and their relatives have evolved as nest parasites. They pierce the skin of the host, and inject a fluid which helps them obtain food and it is this fluid that causes the skin to become swollen and itchy causing the typical discomfort and scratching associated with an infestation.

Their name is somewhat of a misnomer because bed bugs do not only live in beds. They can also be found along the edge of carpets and on upholstered furniture.

Bed bugs are approximately 6-10 mm in length. Although immature ones appear colorless, bed bugs develop a reddish brown color and become easier to see after they feed. They also have a distinctive odor, somewhat like raspberries although severe infestations can also cause an offensive odor from the oily liquid the bugs emit.

Entomologists and pest control professionals are reporting a dramatic increase in infestations throughout European bed bugs, and no one knows exactly why. In the past four years, reports of bedbugs have significantly increased inU.S. and Europe, especially in hotels, hospitals and college dormitories – all places with high resident and guest turnover. Experts are not entirely sure what has caused the marked increase. Some speculate that increased international travel and immigration may be partially to blame with the tiny bugs may be hitching a ride in the luggage or clothing of travelers.

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