Bed Bugs Pest Control
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Bed bugs are oval, chestnut-brown insects and are flattened from top to bottom. Adult bed bugs measure about ¼ inch in length. The mouthparts are shaped into an elongated proboscis, which, when not in use, is held directed backward underneath the body. When a bug is ready to feed, the proboscis is extended forward and the stylets within are thrust into the skin of a host.
Where Bed Bugs Live and Breed
Bed bugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds. They like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices. Bed bugs often come into a home via secondhand articles and furniture. They may also migrate between homes via wires, plumbing, or rain gutters. In addition, since warehouses, trucks, and railroad cars may be infested, common bed bugs can infest homes by stowing away on new furniture stored or shipped from these places.
Bed bugs are active only at night, usually just before dawn. During the day, they hide in cracks and crevices in walls, floors, beds, and furniture. When only a few bed bugs are present, they live close to human sleeping areas; when numerous, they can be found in many rooms of the house. A characteristic “bed bug odor” is frequently present in a home infested with bed bugs.
Adults feed once a week on average but feed many times during their four-month or longer lifespan. Mated female bed bugs deposit their eggs in their resting places. One female will produce about 345 eggs during her lifespan.
Bed Bug bites can produce irritating, itching, and burning sensations. Bed bugs feed rapidly, becoming engorged in less than ten minutes. The act of biting is usually not felt, but later there is an allergic reaction to the protein found in the bed bug’s saliva. A colorless wheal or lump develops at the bite location. Discomfort from bed bug bites may last a week or more. Occasional bites indicate a beginning light infestation of adults; many bites result from a heavy, long-standing population of nymphs and adults.
- Don’t buy used mattresses or padded furniture.
- Keep your suitcases off the floor and covered in plastic when staying in hotels.
- Use a flashlight to look for bedbugs when traveling.
- When you return from a trip, place all of your clothes – even those that have not been worn – in the dryer (if your fabric will allow it) on high for 45 minutes to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.
- Not fully grown, unengorged adults, especially their eggs, are hard to see, so if you think you have bed bugs, call a pest management professional.
Bed Bug Pest Control
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