Bed bugs are one of the worst types of infestation a person can have in their home. What makes bed bugs so repulsive is that fact that bed bugs feed on blood, including those of your loved ones. Additionally, they reproduce extremely fast with each female laying up to 5 eggs each day. That means in a bed bug’s 300 day lifespan a female bed bug can lay over 500 eggs.
Bed Bug Description
What does a bed bug look like?
Bed bugs are very small, only about the size of an apple seed. In addition to being nocturnal, bed bugs are reddish brown in color, flat and oval-shaped.
Where do bed bugs live?
Bed bugs can survive in any temperate climate that has a population of warm blooded animals. Bed bugs have the ability to hide in bird nests so they are common in areas that have bats and poultry. They can also travel, so if you pick them up unknowingly at a hotel or laundromat, expect them to make it to your home.
Because bed bugs are flat, bed bugs have a unique ability to hide in very small places; between the segments of your bed, behind baseboards, cracks in the floor, and even loose wallpaper. This makes it very hard to detect them.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
After a bed bug bites you and drinks your blood, it will leave a severely itchy welt that can cause allergic reactions. This is especially concerning for small children.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
If you think that you might have a bed bug infestation, contact your local pest control provider.
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