Have you got bedbugs biting you at night? If you need to exterminate bedbugs, we can help. Our pest control specialists have over 30 years experience in dealing with bedbugs. With our fast and effective treatments we get the job done right to keep your home bedbug free.
Our pest control tech’s will come out and inspect your home for bedbugs and how big the infestation is, then apply the appropriate treatment to rid you of bedbugs.
Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. They live in the cracks and crevices of mattresses and headboards. They also live behind curtain boards, in plug sockets and any other little gap where they can hide until feeding time. To identify a bed bug infestation, check around the edges of the mattress, the buttons, springs and the headboard for black marks. These are the bed bugs’ droppings. Often the first indication of bed bugs is blood spots on sheets followed by itching. Bed bugs appear at night to feed on whoever is in the bed, and their bites cause irritation and distress. Scratching the bites can lead to secondary infection. By the time people realise there is a problem, it will be quite bad. Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood and are most active at times during the night when we are in our deepest sleep. A single adult bed bug can live for up to a year without feeding as they go into a dormant state. Once feeding regularly, a female bed bug will lay up to 500 eggs in a couple of months. Bed bugs are transported from infested areas when they cling onto clothing, or crawl into luggage, furniture or bedding.
Temperatures below 25 degrees F will freeze and kill bed bugs. Bed bugs are exceptionally difficult to get rid of because they hide so well and don’t need to feed very often.
Female lays about 2 – 3 eggs a day in the same places where the bugs hide. The eggs are yellowish white in color about 1 mm long. Some 300 eggs can be found in cracks and crevices of buildings and furnitures. The eggs usually hatch after 8-11 days.
The newly hatched bed bug is pale yellow in color and resemble as adult but is much smaller in size. There are 5 nymphal instars. This period commonly last for 5-8 weeks.
Adult bed bug can live 6 – 9 months without food. Bed bug can withstand a long period of starvation up to 500 days.