What Are Bedbugs
Bedbugs are a small Beatle like insect, are flat round and reddish brown, around about 7mm in length.
Bedbugs Lurk in cracks and crevices and they have been living on human blood for centuries. Although they have not been found to transmit diseases or pose any medical risk, the stubborn parasite can leave a nasty itchy unsightly red blotchy bites usually they bit several times while you sleep.
The Bedbugs don’t have wings and they can’t fly or jump, but there narrow body shape and there ability to live for months without food make them able to squat in your property undetected. Bedbugs can easily hide in seams and folds of your luggage, bags and clothes. Bedbugs can take shelter behind wallpaper and in bedding And also furniture.
They can crawl more than 100 foot a night, but normally only crawl a short distance of the spot its human hosts are sleeping.
Signs of Bedbugs
The best way to tell if you have a Bedbug infestation is to see the apple-seed sized insects for yourself.
Unfortunately, once Bedbugs decide to take up residence in your property, they can be very difficult to control without professional assistance.
How do Bedbugs breed
Bedbugs reproduce by a gruesome strategy the male stabs the female’s abdomen and injects sperm into the wound.
During their lifecycle, females can lay more than 250 eggs, which hatch and go through five ”nymph’’ stages before reaching their adult form, as they go through the stages they shed their skin.
Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans by inserting a sharp beak into the victim’s skin. The Bedbugs become engorged with blood in about 10 minutes, which keeps them filled up for days.
The Bedbugs are most active at night although they can be seen moving around in the day, Bedbugs are attracted to warmth, moisture and carbon dioxide released from humans. On sleeping human hosts Bedbugs often bite exposed Areas of the body such as the face, neck, arms and legs.
The bites can look very similar to those of other insects, you can react in different reactions to the bites.
Bed bugs are not down for spreading diseases but an allergic reaction can require medical assistance.
Excessively scratching the itchy, bitten area can increase the chances of secondary infection. Antiseptic creams can be used to ward off infection, antihistamines can be used to treat the itching area of skin.
Who can help me control Bedbugs?
Arrest Apest can help control your bedbugs problem.
Our technicians have the experience to deal with any bedbug issues.