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Taxonomy

Order ……..   Hemiptera
Family …….. Cimicidae
Species………Cimex Lectularius

Life Cycle

Metamorphosis:  Gradual (egg, nymph, adult) 

Egg………… 1/25”, white and elongate.  The female lays 200 to 500 eggs in batches of 10 to 50 over a two month period.  The eggs are glued in cracks and crevices near the host.

Nymph…… Similar in appearance to adult.  One blood meal is taken by each instar before they can molt

Adult………1/6 inch long, oval and flattened from top to bottom. Well-developed legs but wings absent.  Red to dark brown in color.  Adults feed many times, with the female requiring a blood meal before she produces eggs.  Entire life cycle may be completed in 2 to 4 months.

 Habits

Live in narrow cracks and crevices during the day and come out at night to feed on man.  Bed bugs possess stink glands which produce an objectionable smell.  After feeding, adults may have increased significantly in size (due to the volume of blood they have consumed) and must dispose of some of their volume before returning to their daytime harborage.  This results in black sticky marks near the host, often on bed linens.  The adults may live up to one year without a blood meal.

 Control

Carefully inspect the headboard and bed structure (paying particular attention to mattress tufts and buttons), furniture, behind peeling wallpaper, under baseboards, inside electrical sockets and switches, and behind picture frames.

 Bed Bug Control & Bed Bug Treatments in all the 5 boroughs of New York and Long Island

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Pathway Pest Control is at the forefront of pest management technology with our bed bug treatments. Eliminating bed bugs with safe and effective chemical treatments for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. In addition to bed bug detection services, Pathway Pest Control provides treatments for bed bug control to many types of structures, including:
  • Private Residences
  • Apartments
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Dormitories
  • Truck Trailers
  • Food Plants
  • Restaurants
  • Effectively treats entire structure and its contents
  • Immediate, dramatic reduction of bed bugs population
  • No need to evacuate areas adjacent to treated areas
  • Kills all bed bug life stages from eggs to adults
We’re confident that our bed bug detection and bed bug elimination services are the best on the market. That’s why we offer an exclusive bed bug warranty program. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or to learn more about our bed bug services. Bed bugs are no longer a dirty little secret!

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