Exterminate Pest Guide For

bed bugs

The adult bed bug is brown to reddish-brown, oval-shaped, and has a pair of front wings, but it can’t fly. Microscopic hairs cover its entire body. It can grow to be 4 - 5mm long and 1.5 - 3mm wide. A newly hatched bed bug is called a nymph and it appears translucent. A variety of other common household bugs look similar to bed bugs, contact Exterminate who know the difference.

Bed bugs have an appetite for blood and they would gladly feed on humans. Water vapor in the air is enough for their need for additional moisture. Just like mosquitos, bed bugs are attracted to hosts mainly by carbon dioxide. It loves exposed skin, especially the arms, neck, and face of a sleeping person. Under warm conditions, the adult bed bug will try to feed every 5 to10 days but it can survive for nearly 5 months without blood. Under cool conditions, it can last for over a year without feeding.

There are many ways for a dwelling to become bed bug-infested. Here are a few examples:

Adult bugs and eggs can be brought into a place through another person’s clothes or luggage.

Through an infested brought-in item like an article of clothing or furniture.

From an infested nearby place if there are routes that allow it such as false ceilings and ducts.

People who visit infested areas like homes or means of transport (bugs can be found in the upholstery).

Wild animals such as bats can be carriers of bed bugs and similar parasites.

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Modern methods of bed bug control include:

  • pesticides
  • isolation
  • heat treatment
  • disposal of contaminated belongings
  • use of organic and inorganic materials.

The use of pesticides remains the most popular choice, which include spraying, fogging and smoking of the infested areas. 

Bed bugs can be carried on clothing. If you are working in an office or simply have constant contact with people, there is a chance for bed bugs to transfer to you. But don’t worry, there are ways to prevent it.

You can’t prevent the bugs getting on your clothes, but you can stop them from spreading around your home. Here is how:

If you have a suspicion that you are carrying the pests, go to a room without carpets or other clothing materials (e.g. bathroom).

Remove your clothes and put them in plastic bags.

They should remain there until the wear is ready to be laundered (with washing machine – at least 2 hours long wash cycle at 45°C) or frozen (at least a week, but it must be with really low temperatures -20°C/-30°C).

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