Between May and October, people begin to find small hints that they may have a problem with bed bugs. Bed bugs are a type of bug that needs blood to survive. Bed bugs are more active at night and typically bite in clusters or lines in places like the back, arms, legs, hands, and necks. Absolute Pest is your trained bed bug exterminator.
Here is how you can identify if your home has bed bugs.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are commonly transported through things such as luggage, purses, backpacks, and other soft or upholstered items. Once they find their way into your home, it is easy for them to find a hiding place and make themselves invisible. Because of this, many people have a hard time finding, nevermind controlling them. Once they have been seen, these bugs have the potential to be hiding anywhere.
Identifying bed bugs.
Bed bugs are generally flat and almond-shaped insects that can be found near the corners or folds of your mattress. Bed bugs are also reddish-brown in color and can be pretty small, depending on how young they are.
How long do bed bugs live?
A typical bed bug can live between four to six months in its life cycle. However, some bed bugs can live for up to a year if they are located in a cooler location. A female bed bug can lay up to five eggs per day, and it only takes as little as five weeks for them to hatch and grow and mature.
What are the first signs of bed bugs?
One of the most obvious signs of bed bugs in your home is waking up with new bites on your body. Bed bugs are typically more active when their host(s) are asleep. If you wake up with small, red bites that are grouped up or in a line, take a look at the list below for additional signs it may be a bed bug.
- Small brown/black fecal spots on linens
- Shed bed bug skins
- Small, white eggs. (Most of the time, you cannot see these with the naked eye.)
Solving the problem
At Absolute Pest, we are confident that our bed bug exterminator can find the source of your infestation and see an end to the problem. If you suspect a bed bug infestation or any other pest problem, contact us today at (603) 216-2263.