1. Disinsection – Bug control
Bedbugs are parasitic insects of the Cimicid family and their food is exclusively blood. The common bedbug refers to members of the Cimex family that prefers to feed on blood from warm bodies. The color of the adult bug is light brown to reddish-brown.
They are flat with an oval shape and lack wings. Adults measure 4-5 mm in length and 1.5-3 mm in width.
Bugs use pheromones to communicate about nesting areas. They can lay 5-7 eggs per day and 200-500 during their lifetime. Bug eggs are tiny (1/16″) like grains of rice. They remain stuck in place and take 6-10 days to hatch.
Male bedbugs are sexually aggressive. For this reason, females after mating 2-3 times move to a new area to avoid males.
The typical lifespan of a bug is 6-12 months and they can survive for long periods of time without food. There are also reports that they have been able to live more than a year without food.
Locating the outbreak : Usually in the seams of clothing, especially the seam of the bed mattress. Easily visible, round, reddish-brown in colour, many joined together.
Causes of infestation
Bedbug extermination applications are mostly carried out in hotels, airbnb apartments and residences as they are usually transported :
- through clothing by soldiers.
- by people who move regularly
- by people engaged in high-risk occupations
Proposed control solutions:
Α. A. Application of bug control by spraying, with a liquid formulation, using a high or low pressure sprayer, depending on the area and size of the infestation
The frequency of application depends on the population of bugs infesting the site. It is recommended to repeat the application every 6-10 days to control hatching eggs
Β. Application using a modern machine producing superheated steam at 180 °C (non toxic) to kill all stages of the bug. This method is ecological, carried out on bedside tables, beds, wardrobes and offers 99,9 % elimination of the phenomenon from the first application
After the end of the applications, a certificate of disinsection is provided by our scientific staff.
2. Disinsection – Flea Control
Fleas are small, featherless arthropod insects, brown or reddish in colour, with a flat body, feeding on blood from birds and mammals (dogs, cats, rodents), including humans. A common characteristic of fleas is that they can make large jumps in proportion to their size, up to 20 cm vertically or up to 40 cm horizontally. However, fleas do not usually travel long distances on their own, but prefer to wait and jump on a passing animal, on which they remain until they have moved away. Without a host, adult fleas live only a few days to 2 weeks. There are several species of fleas.
The life cycle of the flea includes four stages: egg, larva, nymph and adult insect, the duration of which depends largely on the temperature and humidity of the environment. Only adult fleas feed on blood to survive as well as to produce eggs. Generally the eggs hatch in a relatively short time (1-16 days) and the emerging larvae (tiny worms) remain hidden in carpets, under furniture and in other sheltered shady places.
Cause of infestation
Usually carried by pets, or through clothing, footwear of humans who have come into contact with droppings in pots, gardens, livestock units.
House basements, boiler rooms, with mouse or cat problems that has recently given birth in the area.
Localisation of the hearth
Usually in the wooden boards of beds, in the openings of skirting boards or wooden floors, sofas, chairs, soil, animal hair.
They are not easily visible, mostly jump rather than fly, black in colour. When the customer usually sees them the problem has become widespread.
Suggested control solutions
Α. Application of flea spray de-infestation, with residual formulations, using a low pressure sprayer, depending on the area and size of the infestation.
The frequency of application depends on the flea population infesting the area. It is recommended that application is repeated every 6-10 days to control hatching eggs.
Β. Application of fumigation using a modern device that produces superheated steam, at 180°C (non toxic), to kill fleas. This is a completely ecological method without toxic residues and offers 99.9% elimination of the phenomenon from the first application.
After the end of the applications, a certificate of disinfestation is provided by our scientific staff.