Bed bugs are small oval in shape and grow up to 4 or 5 mm long. They only feed on the blood of animals or humans. They do not fly but move quickly in floors, walls, and ceilings. Bed bugs are found in mattress, sheet, furniture of home or office building, hotels are the one place where you will find bed bugs in large groups because of different people from different location. They are very active in night than day their bites leave itchy welts on skin and cause allergic reaction.
If you have seen evidence of bed bugs or want to help protect your home against this multiplying intruder, your pest control Man will come and inspect your home.
Bed bugs are sneaky and hard to find, but your pest control Man is trained to pinpoint evidence if they are around. On the first visit, he will examine your entire home including the bed, furniture, rugs, and linens. He will conduct an inspection of target areas, and if required, use tools to check cracks and crevices.
Your pest control Man will usually start in the bedroom and work his way through your home, concentrating on the furniture and the areas immediately surrounding the furniture. He will look for signs of bed bugs including:
1.Live or dead bed bugs
2.Skins cast off during the molting process
3.Small spots of reddish-black fecal material
4.Tiny cream-colored eggs usually found in dark crevices
Bed bugs are both dorsoventrally flattened and thin, which creates a great advantage for them. They can hide in unusual places such as behind baseboards, floor cracks, and under carpets or behind loose wallpaper, which can make them difficult to detect. Not only can they be hard to detect, but bed bugs also tend to stay close together and have a distinctively sweet, yet unpleasant smell. Fecal smears on mattresses and nearby furnishings are also signs of a bed bug infestation. Their bites can leave itchy welts on the skin and can cause allergic reactions, such as severe itching, though not everyone reacts to their bite. Bed bugs have existed since the ancient times and are found throughout the world. There are different species of bed bugs, but the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is particularly adaptable to human environments. Other species are known to prefer birds and bats but also will feed on humans if necessary. Since they can survive in birds’ nests, they can be seen in houses and buildings that have several bird nests, particularly on rooftops. . Bed bugs have a great worldwide distribution, due to human travelers who transport them in luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. Though they may reside in unusual places, they are also likely to be found in small cracks near a bed or in comforters and bed sheets.
It’s possible to pick up bed bugs almost any place—they’ve infested offices, stores, hotels, gyms and countless other places. They can hide in your luggage, personal belongings, or even on you, and hitchhike a ride back to your home, condo, townhouse or apartment. Once indoors, they can be extremely difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist. A bed bug infestation has nothing to do with cleanliness — you can pick them up in the finest hotels, and they can hitchhike into the cleanest homes at any time. But, you can help reduce your chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early.
When at home, follow these handy tips to help keep bed bugs at bay.
Remove all clutter from your home, which makes finding bed bugs easier.
Wash and dry your bed linens often using the hottest temperature allowed for the fabric.
Closely inspect any second-hand furniture for bed bugs before you bring it into your residence.
Inspect your residence regularly—after a move-in, a trip, when a service worker comes in or guests stay overnight.