A bed bug’s life cycle can impact your ability to find and get rid of them. Here are the facts you need to protect yourself.
The way bed bugs grow and reproduce makes them a major problem for you. They can take over your space before you realize they’re there. You may have a difficult time detecting them because they hide during the day and come out at night to feed on your blood.
If you’ve found bed bugs in your home or business, call a bed bug exterminator immediately.
You want to get rid of them as fast as possible.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
The bed bug is a flat, oval-shaped insect that can grow to about 5 mm in length. Although they are not known to spread disease, they can cause itchy bites and skin irritation.
When they are full of your blood, bed bugs appear reddish brown in color.
Bed bugs use the high levels of carbon dioxide you exhale while sleeping to find you. Doing this allows them to feed off of you undetected. They will hide nearby, in your bed, couch, or even your nightstand, to get easy access to your blood.
The Bed Bug Life Cycle Affects Your Treatment
Female bed bugs lay one to five eggs a day, potentially 200 to 500 in a lifetime. Each egg is about the size of a pinhead, white, and oval-shaped.
Bed bugs typically lay eggs in batches of 20 or more. You can find these batches on walls, mattresses, and other areas around your home where they hide during the day.
Eggs hatch within 6 to 17 days. Nymphs become adults in about 5-7 weeks.
Because of how bed bugs grow and reproduce, it can take you as long as 7 weeks to realize you have a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs are small, and they can hide in a number of places. If you don’t know where to look, it can take you a while to spot them.
Check for bed bugs in your mattress or box spring. But remember, they also like to hide in cracks in the walls and baseboards, as well as behind outlets and under floorboards.
If even one bed bug escapes treatment, you can have another infestation in less than two months. So make sure you check every inch of your home for signs of bed bugs.
Call a Professional Bed Bug Exterminator To Get Rid of Bed Bugs The Right Way
One of the best ways to get rid of bed bugs is to call a professional exterminator. We have the tools and knowledge necessary to rid your home of these pesky insects.
Bed bugs are difficult to detect, so hiring a professional is your best bet in making sure they are fully removed. Additionally, an expert will be able to spot areas where you may have missed or places that could still harbor bedbugs even after treatment is complete.
In addition to removing existing adult bedbugs and eggs from your house, an exterminator can also help you prevent future infestations by performing thorough inspections and follow up treatments. We go the extra mile by giving you everything you need to protect yourself.
If you think that you have a bed bug infestation, don’t try to treat it on your own. Call a professional exterminator immediately.
We are available 24/7 to help you get rid of bed bugs and make sure they stay away.
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