Bedbugs are very tiny wingless insects. The sole food of Bedbug is the blood of warm blooded animals . Bedbugs at hatching stage are approximately in the size of a poppy seed, and the adult ones are approximately 1/5 inch in length 1/8 wide. Bed bugs are oval in shape and coloured near to white while moulting and later they turn into a light tan to a burnt orange or a deep brown. Bed Bugs usually find shelter in dark crevices and cracks.
Life Cycle of Bedbug
Bed bug infestation can happen very quickly. An adult female Bedbug can produce about 600 young ones through its lifetime and normally 3 generations may live per one year. We should aware about a pest’s life cycle to prevent the pest problem .
Bedbug usually takes 2 to 4 months for a Bedbug to grow from egg to adult stage. Bedbug are usually produce clusters of about 50 eggs or less, and Eggs hatch in seven to fourteen days. Female Bedbug sticky substance to stick the eggs to a rough surface.
The nymph must consume blood of a warm blooded animal in order to moult, and most of the times their blood hunting begins while we, human beings, sleep. Most of us cannot feel the bites and sometimes it may take a few days for us to realize that bedbugs have bitten us.
The nymphs typically moult five times in order to reach adult stage, which can be over within three weeks in warmer weather, while it takes many months during cooler weathers. Mostly, an adult Bedbug can survive up to ten to twelve months.
Bed Bugs always look for animals and people, usually during night times while the hosts are sleeping, and Bedbugs sip a few drops of their blood without letting the host feel the pain. Bedbugs usually prefer darkness. They inject a little amount of saliva into the host’s skin while sucking the blood. While the exposure to Bedbug bites is repeated for a week or longer period, it makes the hosts to get sensitized to Bedbug’s saliva. Then, extra bites can cause mild to severe allergic reactions. The wounds that are caused on your skin through Bedbug bites resemble look similar to those that are caused by other feeding insects like fleas and mosquitoes.
Bedbugs are more attracted to the presence of carbon dioxide and to warm places. A Bedbug pierces the host skin with the help of two hollow tubes. It injects its saliva through one tube and sucks the blood with the other. Once after feeding Bedbugs go back to their hiding places.
We, humans cannot feel the Bedbug bites until few hours, as a result of anticoagulants and anaesthetic which are present in the bug’s saliva. Even though these insects can live up to few months without feeding, they usually look for blood for every 5 to 10 days.
Bedbugs usually hide in crevices and cracks during day time as they like to live in dark places. They also hide in the tufts and folds of mattresses, hollow posts and cracks of bed rails, bed stands and headboards. They can be found in the other places as well, such as inside the cabins, side and bottom of the drawers, behind photo frames on the walls, behind wallpapers, under the window and door casings, and so on. However, the Bedbugs are not restricted to these locations.
Health Problem by bedbugs on Humanbeings
They have not been linked to transmit any disease and are not considered as a medical threat. However, some individuals may get scars and infections from scratching bites. Though the bugs are not directly considered as a vector for transmitting diseases, they are surely serious stressors and can create a lot of distress and alarm. For some individuals, bedbugs can cause mild to moderate delusional parasitosis.
Support from ECO PEST CONTROL PEOPLE to overcome Bed bug menace :
We will customize a treatment for your needs to quickly and safely eliminate bed bugs from the infested room or area.
Bed Bug Treatment and Preventive measures :
Before starting chemical treatment the infested area will be inspected and customer should ensure infested items to be available for treatment.
Area of application : wall area ,floor ,cracks crevices and mattress ,wooden fixtures and door frames.
Duration of treatment : Depends on size of the area and infestation.
Customer’s responsibility :
- Customer should ensure infested cloths must washed with 60*c heated water .
- Heavily infested items need to be discarded .
- Customer should call a electrician for open the switch box and other electric device if required for treatment .
- Mattress need to be sundried after treatment .
- Members of the House should avoid to bring infested cloths from their home
- Customer should provide more accessibility for treatment for maximum result
- Customer can use the property after minimum exposure time limit 4 hrs from this treatment .
- Ideal time for treatment day time .