What do Bed Bug Look Like
Bed bugs are small oval shaped insects. The shape is more like an apple seed and about the size of an apple seed. These pesky insects live off the blood of animals and human host. When they are finish feeding their bodies turn red and engorged.
Bedbugs are capable of laying up to 100 eggs. The eggs are white and some transparent making them hard to recognize in poor lighting. When you see a bed bug, you will be surprised at how fast they can move across the floor and into cracks and crevices were they may live. outside of the mattress.
Nymphs are a stage if a bed bug that can molt over three times. Each time they molt they need a blood meal before each skin shed. If the host is around often then the bed bug can reach maturity rapidly, like in one month. As a result, an infestation can happen quickly in your home.
Bed bugs suck blood from animals and humans. You would think that type of insect would spread diseases. However, no scientific evidence to say that the insects spread or pass on disease.
How to Find Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are excellent hitch hikers. They can gain entrance to your home via travel. They can latch onto your suitcase and gain entry into your home. And before you know it you can have a bed bug infestation. In addition, used beds, clothing thrift stores, old sofas, and other items. Because they flat, they can gain access to the smallest crack. Their bodies can get as flat as a credit card. They usually hide in the box springs, head boards and in the crevices of mattress. The close proximity gives them easy access to you…the host!
If you are one to use bed bug spray you run the risk of them moving to different parts of your house, occupying the same spots in different parts of the home. They are capable of living in walls and traveling from room to room via electrical and ceiling.
Because bedbugs live solely on blood, having them in your home is not a sign of dirtiness. You are as likely to find them in immaculate homes and hotel rooms as in filthy ones.When Bedbugs Bite
Bed Bug Bites
Night night don’t let the bed bugs bite. They tend to come out when you are sleeping. They pierce your skin with procession and drink your blood until they become full. They will feed until the body becomes engorged.
The bed bug bites are painless. They appear as welts on your body. The bites are found on the upper extremities. They are attracted to your breathing …CO@2. Don’t get them confused with Flea bites. Fleas attack the lower extremities. You may also experience an allergic reaction due to the welts and bites.
People often don’t identify bedbugs immediately. They assume that it may be mosquitoes are fleas because of the irritation and welts. Maybe spider bites. After the bites, you will have red bump like welts. You will need an exterminator to help find the bugs. Truly Green Pest Control exterminator will know were to look.
How To Find Bed Bugs
You wake up in the morning to a body full of welts and red bumps. You begin to scratch and the welts begin to each. Your first thought is spiders are other insects. You may even seek medical care because of the possibility of the insect transmitting diseases. Bedbugs don’t care if you are clean or dirty. It could be you have used furniture, are just got back from vacation. Here are a few signs you have a possible infestation: :
- Specs of blood on your sheets or pillows
- Dark or rusty spots of excrement on mattress, wall, and clothes
- Bedbug fecal spots, transparent eggs shells
- A musty smell coming from the bed bugs scent glands
Inspection and identification is important. When you are searching on how to find the bedbugs, start by removing all the sheets from the bed. Check the lining around the bed, especially the crevices. Check the box springs and bed frames. Remove the cover from the bottom of the box spring and check cracks and crevices there too.
Although they have bed in their names does not mean that they are confined to the bed. You have check all the books, clocks, clothes and everything else that a bedbug may had. Usually near the bed. If you feel this task is daunting, call Truly Green Pest Service to help eliminate the bedbugs in your home.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
The process of getting rid of bed bugs is to start the prep work first. After the prep work, then getting rid of the bugs can begin immediately. Here are some steps and tips with signs and symptoms:
- Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes, and other items that can’t be washed in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes.
- Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
- Vacuum your bed , bed frames and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors.
- Encase mattress and box springs with a tightly woven, zippered cover to keep bedbugs from entering or escaping. Bedbugs may live up to a year without feeding, so keep the cover on your mattress for at least a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.
- Repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.
- Get rid of clutter around the bed.
Must clients cannot stand the site of the bug. Some clients get rid of their furniture. That does not solve the problem if the home or business have not been properly treated for bed bugs.
Bed Bug Treatment
It is possible to treat bed bugs without chemicals that are harsh. We believe in natural products to rid your home of these pesky pest. Do not spray your mattress with any chemical. It may not be labeled for application to a mattress. Read all labels as the label is the law and a blueprint to successfully rid the infestation.
In conclusion, the best way to exterminate the bugs is to hire a professional exterminator. Are Technicians are trained daily on the proper removal of bed bugs.
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