Care and prevention of a little known insect, but which can cause annoyance and damage, especially to accommodation facilities.
The bedbug has always been a very common insect in our country, but it has returned to be rather present in recent years, after a period of relative decline in the number of specimens, from the post-war period to the present day, perhaps due to the use of too aggressive insecticides.
In spite of the name, this insect is not connected to the green bug, the two species, in fact, if to an unskilled eye they may seem similar, have nothing to do with each other.
The bedbug is also often confused with the tick, but even in this case it is a completely different insect.
It is a hematophageal insect, therefore it feeds on human or animal blood, stinging its victim and sucking its food directly from the skin. It is a nocturnal insect that loves to live in dark spaces and that very rarely moves during the day, except for serious and prolonged fasting.
It is also a social insect that lives in the community and is extremely sensitive to temperature changes.
It is by sure an insect of difficult identification, as it is easily confused, but knowing well its habits, the research of the specimens which infest our environments in general is not complicated. It is easy to find it, for example, in the staves and bedheads.
However, it is necessary to be very careful: for example, in the United States and in some European countries, in fact, trained dog units are even used in order to identify specimens in homes and hotels.
As always in this type of disinfestation it is necessary to take care not only of the adult specimens (on average a bedbug lives two years), but also of the eggs that are laid during reproduction.
A single insecticide treatment is generally not sufficient for the management of this insect, precisely because it likes to slip into the most difficult to reach places. For this reason, over the years, e – pest control has developed a pest control protocol that provides for an average of three disinfestation activities, both with chemicals and mechanical methods, to put an end to the problem in a definitive way.
It is a specialized treatment, to be entrusted to professionals to obtain a safe, effective and lasting result.