BED BUGS - Pest Doctor can get rid of your bed bugs
Bed bugs are insects that have oval-shaped bodies with no wings. Prior to feeding, they are about 1/4 inch long and flat as paper. After feeding on blood, they turn dark red and become bigger. The Bed Bugs eggs are white and normally the size of a pinhead. An average of about 10-50 eggs can be found in cracks and crevices, which is where they prefer to live in. Female bed bugs can lay 200- 500 eggs depending on food supply and temperature within 30-40 days. The eggs hatch within 5-7 days hereafter. A bed bug infestation can become real serious if not treated accordingly and properly, especially since its population can double in size every 13 days!
What do bed bugs feed on?
Bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood, but will also bite on other animals and birds. Bed bugs bite at night, especially around the face, neck, arms, legs and hands. The actual feeding take about 3-10 minutes! When bed bugs bite they inject their saliva into the skin, thus causing the skin to become irritated and swollen.
Can I get sick from bed bugs?
There is no transmitted disease produced by bed bugs known until this day, but investigations are still ongoing. Some people can be more sensitive to the bite and may have a localized reaction, and in some instances the scratching of the bite can lead to an infection.
How do bed bugs get into my home?
Bed bugs are often brought into a home on objects like furniture and/or clothing. Bed bugs can also travel from apartment to apartment along pipes, electrical wiring and other openings. If there is a heavy infestation, a “sweet smell” can be present in the room or home.
What do bed bug bites look like?
Reddish pinkinsh with NO CENTRAL spot.
The best method to deal with bed bugs is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which combines a variety of techniques and products that work best to help reduce and eliminate bed bugs. Cooperation between tenants and landlords is necessary as well as preparing for treatment(s).
A Pest Doctor technician will inspect the property and provide a prep sheet so that the job can be properly controlled. Our pest control experts are ready to treat your home, call us for your free bed bug estimate!