Bed bugs are the kind of pest that requires professional pest control assistance in seeking out their hideouts and effectively removing the problem. Understanding bed bugs are what the pest control experts at Truly Nolen have mastered. They are able to accurately determine a bed bug bite, know their habits and movements, and can locate their hideouts with relative ease. Learning about bed bugs is half the battle, and the more you know, the better for you.
Some Facts About Bed Bugs
Although bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, they can be a big problem with some dire consequences. This is where understanding the bed bug becomes an important tactic in combating them correctly.
- Bed bugs can live virtually anywhere and are attracted by heat, carbon dioxide, and a warm body.
- They share a shape and colour similar to that of an apple seed and can survive for several months without a meal.
- Although bed bugs are most active at night, they will reveal themselves during the daylight if they are in need of food.
- Bed bugs have a lifespan of about 300 days, in which time, females produce between 200 – 500 eggs.
- Bed bugs cannot jump or fly, they can only crawl.
- They do not carry any disease but pose a much a greater risk to a person’s mental health.
Problems They Can Create
It takes just 10 minutes for a bed bug to get a full meal, with the bite often not even being felt by the victim. These bites can look very much like a mosquito or another such insect bite, with the potential for a mild skin allergy if scratched excessively. Allergic reactions may appear on the skin due to an allergic reaction to the bed bug saliva and may require some mild medical treatment. Bed bug bites have also been known to trigger asthma attacks in some bite victims due to an allergic reaction. The only positive of a bed bug is that they are not known to transmit any diseases.
Prevention Tactics for Your Home
Locating and eliminating bed bugs from your home can prove to be a real challenge, and one that is best left to the professionals if you want it done right. Learning about bed bugs and how you can safeguard your home gives you peace of mind, and a better night’s sleep, knowing that you have done all that you can.
Be sure to check your bed sheets and covers for any signs of blood spots. This is a sure indication of bed bugs. Upon your return from a stay in a hotel or other travel accommodation, make sure to wash all your clothes in hot water. Heat is key to getting rid of bed bugs. Remove all areas of clutter throughout your home, and do not be afraid to give your home and a good vacuum. Especially in those harder to reach areas.
At the end of the day, the best of the most effective way to eradicate bed bugs from your life is to call the professionals. Truly Nolen’s experts at your disposal, guaranteed to take care of all your bed bugs issue for good. We have been assisting homeowners for more than 50 years, and have got what it takes to eliminate bed bugs once and for all.