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This is a different aproach to bedbug control. Pestec uses dogs to detect the bedbugs and then uses vacuming and heat to destroy them. Pestec achieves 100% control with this techniques.

This is a different aproach to bedbug control. Pestec uses dogs to detect the bedbugs and then uses vacuming and heat to destroy them. Pestec achieves 100% control with this techniques.

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  • 1. BED BUGS CIMEX LECTUCLARIUS PESTEC Presentation by: Luis Agurto Jr. Photos by: Carlos Agurto
  • 2. Photo taken by Department of Public Heath
  • 3. Bed Bug Bites • Painless • Allergic response to anti-coagulant saliva • Have not been shown to transmit diseases • Increased sensitization can occur over time
  • 4. Egg Nymph Adult Color White Clear white Brown to color mahogany Distinctive Oval shaped Wingless with Wingless with attributes eggs flat body flat body Length 1 mm. 1-3 mm. 3-4 mm. Reproduction Hatch between Molt 5 times, Lay 1-5 eggs per & Growth 4-21 days. 10 requiring blood day; 200-500 per days on average. meal each molt life. Food Blood Prefer human blood Habitats Found in cracks, Same places as In any stage bed crevices, box adults bugs are found in springs, bed bedrooms, carpets, closets, inside frames, etc. walls, cracks and c r e v i c e s .
  • 5. Bed Bug Hiding Places • Tend to congregate in cracks and crevices • Prefer old hiding places that have fecal stains • Pioneering bed bugs
  • 6. Bedbug Dispersal 1. Active Stowaway 2. Passive Stowaway 3. Migration
  • 7. Return of the Bug • Target Specific Baits vs. Broad Spectrum Insecticides • Increased International Travel
  • 8. Insecticide Resistance • DDT – resistance “was first reported in the late- 1940s and was so widespread a decade later that other products were already being recommended as alternatives.” (Pest Control 9/06) • Pyrethroids – “are not providing more than 50% mortality as residuals and as direct contact insecticides.” (PCT Magazine 12/06)
  • 9. • Components of IPM for bed bug eradication. 1. Education/Communication 2. Inspection/ Assessment 3. Develop a site specific (unit/tenant) plan 4. Monitor and keep records of pest findings, bites, actions taken and results 5. Evaluate effectiveness and continue monitoring
  • 10. Create a Team Primary • Tenant • Pest Management Professional • Building Owner/Manager • Building Maintenance Intermediary • Department of Public Health • Social Services • Physicians
  • 11. A Case Study
  • 12. Inspection
  • 13. Non-Chemical Treatment Options • Heating – 120F for 2 hours • Freezing – 0F for 4-7 days or with Dry Ice • Steam – 220F dry steam • Encasement • Disposal of infested items • Physical removal via vacuum • Barriers and traps
  • 14. Vacuuming removes visible bed bugs from the equation
  • 15. • 220F Dry Steam kills instantly
  • 16. Criticsms of Steam • Blow Out - Dead • Short Range – Use for cracks and crevices only, use soapy water attachment .
  • 17. Applying Insecticidal Dust
  • 18. Seal ‘em out Keep ‘em in
  • 19. Chemical Application • Insect Growth Regulator & Residual Pyrethroid • Repeated 2-3X @ Two Week Intervals
  • 20. Monitors
  • 21. Clutter and poor sanitation allow infestations to remain hidden and make bed bugs more difficult to eradicate.
  • 22. New Tools • ThermaPure Heat Treatment – Can test multiple locations with probes – Synergism of heat and boric acid/dessicants – Some items cannot be heated – Fire Safety concerns • Bed bug sniffing dogs – Can quickly alert bed bug activity – Cannot differentiate between old and new activity – Not enough research available testing efficacy of field work
  • 23. In Conclusion • Bed bugs reproduce rapidly – Resistance • Continual monitoring and quick action is needed • Prevention and physical destruction bed bugs must be emphasized • Bed bug detecting dogs are a good inspection tool • Good Feng Shui = ease of treatment
  • 24. Power point presentation developed by the Pestec Team