Bat bug infestations and a need to control them is one of the most common calls that are made to different wildlife removal companies especially in fall, summer and spring. There are companies that direct the issue to a pest control company and in most cases, there is a misdiagnosis and the treatment proves to be ineffective. There are those that assume that the bat bug is actually the bed bug. The reason why things are so ineffective is due to the fact that the problem mainly lies at the attic or in the walls. The bugs are also associated with cleanup of bat guano.
Bat bugs are simply the bugs that are found on the bats. If a colony living within your house has many, then many will be within the house. It is possible doe the bat bugs to get to the living quarters, in your bed spreads, pillow cases, sheets and other items that have a white color. This is not that they are attracted to white but because they are more noticeable on a white background.
What they are:
Bat bugs are parasites that feed off the bat blood. They are within the cimidae family and they are also related to polycteniade parasite family. So as to tell the difference between a bed big and a bat bug, then a microscope may be needed. This can be defined by the fringe hair that is located at the thorax area.
Bat bugs feed on the blood of bats primarily. There are some cases where they feed ion the blood of humans and they can also use the humans as hosts.
The reason as to why you may have bat bugs within your home is because you have bats within the building or home. If the colony has bugs, they will most definitely find their way into your home.
Treating the bat bugs usually takes two parts. The first part is to rid your home off the bats. When you successfully accomplish this, you then start treating your home for the bugs that are already within.
You should get the bat bugs treatment immediately the bats are removed. This is because when the bats leave, the bugs will most definitely start looking for other hosts for their sustenance. Even through humans aren’t an ideal host, they will still use you when they can’t find another option. There are chemicals that can be really effective with the bugs.
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