Friday, 6 September 2013


Bed Bug Life Cycle

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) are true bugs that feed on the blood of humans and other warm blooded animals. They are reddish brown in color, flat with a rounded body. Adults are ¼ of an inch while younger nymphs can be difficult to spot at 1 mm in size. They usually feed at night while the host is asleep, sometimes causing small welts that itch. In addition to sightings an infestation can be noted by blood stains or dark excreta spots on sheets, walls and mattresses.

After feeding the female will lay 1 - 5 small white eggs per day with a maximum of 200 - 500. Within 6 - 17 days the eggs hatch into nymphs. These nymphs will feed and molt 5 times before becoming adults this process takes approximately
one month with adults living about a year. Important to note is that they can survive several months to a year with no blood meal. Bed bugs prefer to be near a food source (you) and will commonly be found 6-12 ft. from sleeping areas

When bed bugs cause infestations, they release a liquid that has a pungent odor. With major infestations, such an odor can be unliveable to the homeowner

Welts from bed bugs provoke itching in locations of the body such as the arms and legs. Such welts are frequently seen on visible body parts, giving the appendages an unattractive appearance

Effect of bedbugs
Although bed bugs carry pathogens such as plague and hepatitis B, no evidence exists suggesting they transfer such diseases to people. Though health concerns are unlikely with bed bugs, they do cause infestations that are irritating to homeowners

To find out if you have bed bugs: use a bright flashlight to help you see into the dark crevices in & around the bed. Look in all the creases in your mattresses &bedding. You should also look in openings & corners in the bed frame. Despite their name, bed bugs are not only confined to the bed. Carefully inspect all carpeting & furniture around the bed. This includes all couches, tables, chairs, etc. Look 4 the larvae

  • It can be difficult to prevent bed bugs, but there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk. Be wary of purchasing used furniture, particularly bed frames or mattresses. Examine them carefully before bringing them home.
  •  Use a plastic mattress cover. Bed bugs will not be able to hide on the cover

Before discussing how to treat a bed bug bite: let's talk about how to get rid of bed bugs. The first thing to do is to wash all bedding in very hot water. Stuffed animals or soft toys that cannot be washed should be sealed in plastic bags for a couple of weeks....Most bed bug infestations require a trained exterminator, let's fumigate your house/home visit

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


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