Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Bat bugs have a similar appearance to bed bugs and in the same family of insects. To distinguish a bat bug from a bed bug, measure the hair the hairs behind the head. If the hair is longer than the width of the eye, it is not a bed bug and most likely a bat bug. Bed bug hairs look nicely trimmed and short.
Bats are the primary host for bat bugs. When bats find a roost inside building, bat bugs can become a problem. Bat bugs can bite humans but their primary host is bats.
Bat bugs develop in colonies of roosting bats, which can sometimes occur in attics or behind walls of buildings. They will lay their eggs in the roosts of the bat colonies.
Bat bugs feed on blood and can bit humans. They can also be easily confused with bed bugs.
Bed bug and bat bugs may look alike but their treatments are very different. If these insects are misidentified, treatments will probably not work. For bat bug control to succeed, bats must be excluded. Then a treatment with residual insecticides where the bats were living is usually necessary. Bed bugs live near humans while bat bugs live near bats. Where we treat will be very different.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.