Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs
Common NameBed Bugs
Latin NameLectularius

How to get rid of this?.To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Bed bugs, often spelled as “bedbugs,” are reddish brown, oval-shaped, flattened and about ¼ to 5/8 inches long.

The shape of a bed bug’s body is comparable to a lentil or apple seed. Hatchlings are as small as poppy seeds, while adults may grow up to 5 mm in length. A common misconception is that they are invisible to the naked eye. While the newly hatched nymphs can be difficult to see, the older nymphs and adults are large enough to see clearly. Bed bugs range in color from translucent white when first hatched to dark brown or burnt orange as adults. Bed bugs redden immediately after consuming a host’s blood. Like most insects, bed bugs have six legs, a head, a thorax and an abdomen.

A bed bug’s life begins with an egg, grain like and milky white in color. Female bed bugs lay between one and five eggs each day and may lie up to 500 eggs within one lifetime. Eggs are laid singly or in clusters and are placed within tight cracks or crevices. The egg is approximately 1 mm in length and is comparable in size to two grains of salt. Within two weeks, eggs hatch and immature bed bugs begin immediately to feed.

These young bed bugs, or nymphs, pass through five molts before reaching maturity. Although nymphs appear similar to adults, they are smaller in size and are not yet sexually mature. Young nymphs are also yellow-white in color, while older nymphs and adults are reddish-brown. In order to complete a molting stage, each nymph requires a blood meal. At room temperature, nymphs molt and become adults within five weeks.

For a good control you should follow the following instructions:

*Make sure you really have bed bugs not fleas, ticks, or another pest.
*You may always show your agent for pest control to treat correctly.
*Regularly wash and heat-dry your bed sheets, blankets, bedspreads, and any other type of clothing that touches the floor.
*Call a professional person for pest control to treat accordingly and follow the directions given to you.
*You do not have to throw away all of your things, they can be treated and save, don’t panic.
*If you have carpet is better to do vacuum first before the pest control professional goes to the site.
*In summary, you have to empty the room, take out the clothes from dressers and drawers and place them in clean bags; and for papers put all things inside bags as well then close very tightly.

CALL NOW!Inspection is the first and foremost step!


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