Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown insects which feed on blood. I like to call them vampires insect because they live in dark places and they are active at night. These creatures size are always compared to the size of an apple seed. These insects can’t fly, but they move slowly on surfaces. Immature bedbugs are called Nymph and, they shed their skin five times before they reach maturity. They require a blood meal before every shedding. When the conditions are right, the nymph can develop in short low as one month.
Bedbugs do not transmit any disease even though their bite can cause a rash for you. Bedbugs are a nuisance to their habitat due to the fast rate of reproduction. An average female can lay over one hundred eggs in her lifetime. And it is not as if she would be the only bedbug laying eggs.
Having bedbugs in your house is not a sign of dirtiness due to the fact that they feed on blood. There is a very high chance that you will find bedbugs in extremely neat houses as well as filthy homes. Bedbugs enter the house undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds, clothes, and other items. Unlike bees, termite, ants, wasp, etc. bedbugs do not build nests, but instead, they live together in groups in hidden places. Because of their flat body shape they can fit into anywhere.
Signs Of Bedbug
Most people that are not aware of insects called bedbugs tend to mistake bedbug bite as mosquito bite below are a few tips to help you differentiate bedbug bite from mosquito and other blood-sucking insects bite.
- Bloodstain on your bed sheet.
- Dark and rusty excrete on your sheets.
- An offensive odor from the bug’s scent glands.
- The best method to verify your suspicions is to check your bed for a bedbug.
How To Get Rid Of Bedbugs
Get an exterminator; bedbugs are difficult to eradicate. That’s why it is essential always to seek the help of exterminators. The annoying thing is after all you have done if a few survive all your effort is wasted; they will reproduce and continue from where they stopped.
Launder your bed sheets with hot water
Dismantle the bed frame, spring or whatever elevates your bed from the floor.
Remove bed drawers and literally any drawer you can lay your hands on in the room that is infested.
Go to your local pest control shop and a chemical that you can dilute in water to readily kill bedbug. Use the prescribed chemical to clean the infested room and the whole house to be on the safer side. You should clean everything that is cleanable including tables, chairs and any furniture you can lay your hands on. Here is the deal, bedbug extermination is a bit tricky, you may end of spreading these bloodsucking insects to other parts of the house if you are not careful. It is highly recommended to consult your local pest control operator before you purchase anything from the pest control stores.
It is important to clean the whole house because bedbugs readily spread to the neighboring rooms in the house as they reproduce. Remember if one survives all your effort was wasted so you should do this consecutively.
Buy active guard liners; these guards have been created to kill bedbugs that come in contact with it.
Buy safe mattress encasement; using this on your beds prevent new bedbugs from entering and stops old ones from escaping from it.