If you’re having an issue with bed bug or any other problems, and it’s time to call a Tulsa exterminator that you can trust. Bed bugs are a pass that attack us in the middle of the night. These blood feeders will take a vantage of our resting hours and draw blood as we sleep. It’s so important we protect ourselves and our loved ones from these parasites. The first step in protecting yourself is to educate yourself on bed bugs. In this article is a good hard look at bed bugs, the life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator could do to protect yourself.


Bed bugs develop using a complete metamorphosis. If you are having a bed bug problem and you take a good hard look at your mattress, you may find activity between the seams. This is where bed bugs love to hide. Bedbugs feel safest when they can feel the surface underneath them and then pressure from some surface above them. because of this, we will often find the aids laid also inside these mattresses. Eggs are a small white is yellow object that’s about the size and shape of a very small grain of rice. When this egg, hatches, and then will come out of the egg. And if it’s a smaller version of the adult bed bug.

The adolescent version of the bed bug is a translucent color. The females will have a dot on their belly. Once these insects take their first blood meal, they will stay in their insides and become the brownish orange color they were used to seeing. When they feed, they will engorged themselves growing to a couple size, their own size Once a bed bug has grown to a certain point, is exoskeleton will be unable to stretch any further. In order to continue its process of development, it will have to mulch. This is a process by which sheds its exoskeleton, revealing a new one underneath. Much like a snake sheds, its skin, you can often find these shed exoskeletons in the mattress seams. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with this.


The bed bug nymph will molt a total of five times before it becomes a reproductive adult. Each time it melts, it will have to take a blood meal before it goes through the process. This blood meal will give it the energy to shed its skin. Without that energy, it cannot continue in its lifecycle. Bed bugs have a unique ability to be able to lie dormant for very long periods of time if they cannot find, a suitable blood meal. In order to go through their life cycle bedbugs need a blood meal from a human being. While they can sustain themselves with another mammals blood, the energy gotten from that blood is not strong enough to push them through the process of melting, or any other of their life cycle parts.

What’s the final part of their molting is done, they will become an adult. At this point the males will see. Got the females. When they meet up, they will attempt to meet. The mating process of an adult bed bug is known as traumatic insemination. Essentially, the females do not have an opening in their exoskeleton that can be used for sexual contact. So the male must break open the exoskeleton in order to insert his reproductive material.

The dot on the back of the female serves as a target for the male. In some cases, he is inaccurate, but as long as he can get inside the exoskeleton, the female will become pregnant. She will take a blood meal before she lays her eggs, but then find a spot again in a mattress seen with some other cracker, crevice, and lay eggs. The process will begin again. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help.


If you seen the signs of bed bugs, it’s time to call a Tulsa exterminator and help you get this taken care of. There are predominantly two treatments used against bedbugs. There are heat treatments and there are chemical treatments. Here at TermMax pest control. We actually use both. Heat treatments can be a special treatment that heats up the entire house. The idea is to get any bed bugs that are inside the house over 120°F. At this temperature all bed bugs will die. The tricky part is getting the entire house that hot. Even with extensive heaters and hours of time, sometimes it’s impossible to get the inside walls or the center of mattresses that hot.

Our service includes a localized heat treatment. This is a high-pressure high temperature steamer. The force is hot steam well over 120° in the cracks and crevices where these insects hide. We can be very precise exactly where we want to put the heat protecting the glues and paints in your home, they hold all of your belongings together. Addition to this, we use a chemical treatment notice apprehend. 


While normal pesticides that are formulated for bed bugs can be effective, it is also possible that these bed bugs grow an immunity to them. The chemicals you can buy over the counter at your local hardware store are almost guaranteed to have already developed an immunity in bedbugs. But apprehend is a natural predator to the bedbug. It’s an oil with spores suspended in it. The fungus that grows from the spores gets on the bed bug, underneath the exoskeleton, and then feeds upon the bug killing it. Before it completely eliminate the bed bug, it will be carried back to the Harborage point and pass around to all of the other bugs there.

If you have any problems with bed bugs, or any other pest, then its time to call a Tulsa exterminator that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bed bugs, or any other pest. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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