Bedbug Facts

Bed Bugs are small, oval insects that live in dark spaces close to their food source and feed at night. They range in size from 1/4” to 3/8” long and are brown or red-brown in color.

Bed bugs commonly reside in the seams of mattresses, the edges of carpeting, bed frames, baseboards, windows and door casings, picture frames, and cracks & crevices. They can enter a structure by attaching to anything a person can carry into a facility.

Bed bugs are not considered perimeter insects, therefore must be carried or transported from one location to another. Control measures are difficult but can be managed if a proactive approach is taken.

Control Measures

Chemical treatments aid in the control of Bed Bugs, however the use of pesticides is not always practical, plus resistance has been built up over the years to insecticides.

Steam treatments are another effective means of control but is limited to spot applications.

Cryogenic treatments performed at very low temperatures is another method but not always practical due to potential damage to non-targeted sites.

Heat Most experts will agree that the most effective method of treatment is heat. Heat can be applied in almost any situation without concerns of contamination or health risk. Many or most pest control companies will heat the room to a controlled temperature of 120 degrees, so all stages of Bed Bugs life cycle will be eliminated.

Pur System Process

How PurSystem eliminates bedbugs from luggage:
A conveyor carries luggage into PurSystem's sealed, protective housing.
PurSystem heats to 160° and intiates the ultra-violet light. (120° is enought to kill adult bedbugs, larvae and eggs.)
Bed bugs, bacteria, germs, and virus after a few minutes. without harming the contents of the luggage.

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Hospital Information

The following common pathogens associated with HAI (Hospital Acquired Infection) require the following UVC dose for a 3 log reduction:

The Bed Bug Invasion

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