Bud Bugs are known to be around 3500+ years old and one of the worlds most nuisance pest. They believe to have come from cave bats during our caveman days. The Cimex lectularius is a species of Cimicidae (bed bugs) and are known to be the most common bed bug found in structural dwellings.
Bed Bugs What Are They and How Do You Get Rid Of Them
How To Identify Bed Bugs
The first thing you should focus on is proper identification. This helps in evaluating the problem and the degree of infestation that is taking place in your space.
Bed Bug Appearance:
- Key Identifying Factors
- Reddish brown
- Oval flattened bodies
- 3 – 7 mm in length
- Wingless resembling an apple seed
How Do Bed Bugs Get In
Bed Bugs are hitchhikers, meaning they are carried into spaces through luggage, clothing, and furniture. Once inside a structure they can travel through the walls penetrating through the walls entering neighboring units through electrical outlets.
A common sign of an infestation would be discovering black staining on your sheets, pillowcases, and walls along baseboards and electrical outlets.
Common Harborage Sites
Areas where they are most often spotted
- Box springs
- Dirty laundry
Are Bed Bugs Harmful?
Bed Bugs are not harmful and although they do bite and feed on humans, they are not known to transmit any diseases.
However, they are known to be a nuisance pest because of their ability to survive up to a year without food and can produce 300 offspring in a lifetime. Bed bugs will molt 5 times from birth till they reach sexual maturity requiring a blood meal in-between each molting. Molting refers to the process where an insect sheds its exoskeleton. People with allergies can have sensitivities to bed bug exoskeletons.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
If you spot one in your home or workplace you need to act immediately to ensure that any infestation is contained immediately.
To get rid of bed bugs it is important to consult a professional pest control company. Bed bugs are built for survival and any treatment could cause bed bugs to retreat deep within the walls where they could linger for months. Throwing away furniture and replacing it with new will not rid your home of bed bugs and could result in your new furniture becoming infested.
Professional Bed Bug Treatment
An infestation is not something that discriminates, apart from sanitation or income level. If you have a problem, you should contact a pest control service provider as soon as possible. Pest control specialists use a variety of control methods to exterminate these insects including
- Target spray treatment,
- Perimeter spray treatment,
- Heat treatment,
- Steam Application.
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