What are bedbugs?
Bedbugs are small, flat, wingless insects with six legs that, like mosquitoes, feed on blood from animals or people. They range in color from almost white to brown, but they turn rusty red after feeding. The common bedbug doesn’t grow much longer than 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters) and can be seen by the naked eye to the astute observer. Bedbugs get their name because they like to hide in bedding and mattresses.
What do bedbugs look like?
Where are bedbugs found?
Bedbugs are most often found in hotels, hostels, shelters, and apartment complexes where lots of people come and go. Because bedbugs hide in small crevices, they can hitch a ride into your home on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes, and other objects. Bedbugs are found worldwide, but are most common in developing countries. Once rare in North America, they may be on the rise due, in part, to increases in international travel.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Because Bed bugs are small and flat, they are able to squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices on the mattress and box spring, behind headboards, and inside furniture.
They prefer to live in groups and are often found in clusters where the adults, nymphs and eggs are together in a protected area.
How Did I Get bed bugs?
Bed bugs are adept hitchhikers. They travel in luggage,on clothing and inside furniture. They are found in hotels, movie theaters, train cars, airplanes and many
other public places where people are at rest for a period of time.
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Bed bug bites are difficult to distinguish from flea or mosquito bites because (as with all biting insects) not all skin reactions are the same. Bed bugs bite the exposed skin of humans while they are sleeping or at rest, often including the neck, face, arms and hands.
Why Am I Being Bitten and My Significant Other Is not?
The anesthetic that a Bed bug uses to numb your skin so you won’t feel the bite may or may not cause a visible allergic reaction. This allergic reaction may cause raised,red bumps or blemish-like skin irritation, accompanied by an itching sensation. While some people find that they observe mild to severe discomfort and itchiness, others may observe no discomfort or bite marks at all.
Can I Treat for Bed Bugs Myself?
Bed bugs are “maddeningly difficult” to treat, even for our well-trained technicians. You should not attempt to control an infestation with do-it-yourself products, but rather leave the treatment to the professionals.
How Does bed bug control Treat for Bed Bugs?
Bed bug control uses the latest products and techniques in the battle against these blood-sucking arthropods.While individual circumstances vary from household to household, we may use a combination of techniques that include traditional insecticide treatments and eco-friendly,green alternatives.
How Many Treatments Will It Take To Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Typically at least two treatments are needed. This is because bed bugs eggs, which are very small, hard to locate, and may survive treatment, may hatch into tiny bed bug nymphs which are often unaffected by the pesticide residue of the prior treatments.
Should I Throw Out My Mattress and Furniture?
In most cases American Pest does not recommend that you discard mattresses, box springs, or furniture as these items can be inspected and treated successfully.