Dont let the bed bugs bite!

Up close image of a bed bug. Interstate Pest Management serving Portland OR & Vancouver WA talks about bed bugs and their habits.

Not just a nursery rhyme anymore… Bed Bugs are very real in the Northwest!

Calls to local pest control companies are on the rise. And Interstate is getting a jump on the season. In an effort to bring you the best possible service and knowledge IPM sent head technician and company co-owner, Dwayne Clement to Trenton, New Jersey to the Bed Bug “University”, Bed Bug Central for an intense week of courses both in the class room and hands on training on identification and treatment. Also learning the latest in techniques and the latest chemical applications.

Thus making IPM, a Certified Bed Bug Service Provider and having someone who specializes in this increasingly common pest!

What are Bed Bugs?

  • Bed bugs are wingless and cannot fly or jump, but are able to enter into extremely small locations in the home because of their flattened bodies.
  • Bed bugs can live for several weeks to several months without feeding, depending on the temperature.
  • Bed bugs can go without feeding for 80 to 140 days; older bed bugs can go without feeding longer than younger ones. Adult bed bugs have been known to survive for as long as 550 days (over a year and a half!) without feeding.
  • Bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood, but will also bite mammals and birds. Bed bugs typically bite at night, but if hungry enough have been known to bite during daylight. After feeding, bed bugs turn dark red and become bloated

If you feel like you may be experiencing Bed Bugs in your home, call Interstate Pest Management, Inc. for a thorough inspection and quick response! 360-218-2463