Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area and the Washington metropolitan area. It is a planned community consisting of 10 self-contained villages.
Look for the latest updates on bed bug incidents in hotels and apartments in Columbia MD at www.bedbugreports.com.
Many of our Columbia clients are travelers and frequent hotel stayers. They often ask us how long it takes for the bed bug infestation to developer after a bed bug was initially introduced to a living space.
Depending on the indoor temperature, it takes bed bug nymphs about 100 days for the five molts to occur before mating can take place. Roughly 1.5 to 2 months are required for a complete cycle from egg to mated adult bed bug.
Adult bed bugs live about 10 months but may live over a year.
But, not to worry. We can help.
There is well-tested technology for dealing with bed bugs - heat treatment. We heat and kills the bugs at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. We are bed bug experts who deliver best of the market, low humidity heat treatment that is designed to kill bed bugs and not your belongings.
There's also a new product on the market - killer spores! We are not kidding. A bunch of PHDs at Penn State University found that there were spores naturally occurring in nature that kill insects. They modified a particular group of spores to kill bed bugs. We've been using these in addition to our heat treatment and, honestly, we think we've gone many months now without a single call back to retreat. At this point we're getting it done with a single application. In reality, it is two-step process - first, we do the heat and then we come back a day later to do the spores. We cannot do both at once because the heat will kill the spores.
So, if you're living in Columbia and you're having bed bug issues, fear not! There is a solution we can offer - give us a call.