It doesn’t matter how clean you or your guests are, there’s a very real chance beg bugs will be transferred to your home. Luckily treatments from an expert firm like Pest Alert prove very effective.
Beg bugs a small oval shaped bugs with six legs and two antennae. Juvenile Bed Bugs are small and have an almost clear body but once they feed will go dark brown belly due to the blood inside. Adults grow to around 4-5mm in length with a brown colour and with a flat oval shape body. Photo credit: Piotr Naskrecki
Bed bugs are a common challenge for most motels, hotels, hostels, restaurants and households and a persistent battle for most lodgings. Their bites are known to cause some adverse or allergic reactions due to the anti-coagulant chemical they inject into your blood stream to help prevent the blood from clotting white they feed.
Bed Bugs can lay 1-5 eggs a day until around 200 eggs have been laid. Eggs then hatch after 6-17 days in prime environments. From the 1mm long white egg, bed bugs hatch into a Nymph. A Nymph cannot moult until it has had its first feed, then after five moults which takes roughly 14-48 days they mature into adulthood. They then like to feed at night or in early hours of the morning every two to three days before returning back to their hiding spots.
Bed bugs are usually found in cracks and crevices such as the folds of mattresses, in bed springs, or in the cracks or material of furniture anywhere that is close to their food source.
Bed Bugs eat warm bodied animal’s blood, even though they prefer our blood they will also consumer other animal blood such as dogs and cats. Adults can live more than 12 months without eating.
Management and Control
If you think you may have bed bugs the first step is to contact a Pest Alert Technician to check the suspicious area. We will search the potential hiding spots in search for infestation or evidence of bed bugs. Bed bug treatments is a joint job between the technician and yourself. Before the pest controller arrives you should have all the clothing, curtains, bedding and fabrics washed in HOT water, we will then treat the problem areas. This can take a few treatments depending on the size of infestation.
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