Bed Bugs Treatment

Size: Up to 6 mm in length

Color: Reddish-brown

Behaviour: These parasites are blood feeders, and they crawl into beds during the night while their victims sleep. The bite is painless and a number of bed bugs may feed for an extended period of time on any area of exposed skin. The resulting bite wound may show generalized minor swelling into a raised bump followed by itching. Commonly, skin reactions to bed bug bites may not show up for 1-2 weeks after the bites. Fortunately, bed bugs do not carry or transmit any human disease, but the mere presence of any blood-feeding insect is disconcerting, at best.

Bed bugs have specialized mouthparts for piercing and sucking. They grab skin with their forelegs, pierce the skin, and inject their saliva, which has anticoagulant and anaesthetic properties. Because of this anaesthetic property, most people do not feel the bite of a bed bug. A bed bug feeds about once a week, usually for 3 to 12 minutes and can survive for 6 to 12 months on a single feed.

Eggs are deposited in small cracks in the bed frame, mattress seams, or in baseboards, trim or furniture near the bed. The first instars nymphs that hatch from eggs are tiny, no larger than a letter on a penny. Five nymphal stages occur to reach the adult stage and each requires a blood meal. The nymphs and the adults reside near one another, hiding in such cracks awaiting nightfall when they might venture out to feed. In some cases, the offending bed bugs are harbouring many feet from the bed in cracks in furniture, baseboards, doorframes, or even within voids in the wall. If populations become large, or when a host becomes scarce because no one sleeps in the bed for a period of time, bed bugs may crawl into other rooms or squeeze through walls to enter neighbouring locations. They may also be transported from place to place hiding in furniture, clothing and blankets.

Habitats: Bed bugs infest homes, hotel rooms, and apartments by hitching rides on luggage, furniture, and other items carried from an infested room to another location. It takes but one female bug or a few eggs deposited onto a bag to begin a new infestation elsewhere. Typically, an infestation begins in a single motel/hotel room or apartment and then spreads to neighbouring units. Bed bugs spend the day resting in cracks or voids of furniture or walls.

Evidence of bed bug activity includes live and dead bugs, dark spots on a mattress, box springs or bed frame, blood spots on sheets, and empty tan coloured skins that are left behind when bed bugs shed their skins to molt into the next stage.

Bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate, therefore consultation with an experienced pest control professional is highly recommended. Successful control depends on finding every crack or void where the insects are harbouring and removal of the bugs by vacuuming or treatment of the harbourage with an appropriate product.

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