Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless. Adults do have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, but they do not fully develop into functional wings. Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bed bugs move relatively slowly and measure between 4 to 5 mm. Homeowners sometimes have the misconception that bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye.
Bed bugs are flat and small in size, allowing them to hide easily from view during the day when they are not active. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, bedding, furniture, carpets, baseboards and bedroom clutter. They are most commonly found in the seams of mattresses or inside box springs.
In the list of possible roommates, bedbugs would perhaps be the worst! Those affected or have an experience with them would certainly attest to this.
Effects of bedbugs
Some of the well-known risks of bedbugs include but are not limited to skin infections, allergic reactions, anxiety and sleep deprivation.
Bedbug bites can cause itchiness, reddening of skin and swelling. Other secondary infections might develop as a result.
Just the thought of a bedtime with bedbugs is nightmarish, then come the restless nights. This affects one’s everyday life.
Bedbugs are known to multiply very quickly. In fact, female bed bugs lay 1 to 5 eggs each day and may lie up to 500 eggs within one lifetime. This is scary!
Signs of infestation
- One of the tale-tell sign is blood stain on sheets and/or pillow-cases.
- It is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation. Their excrement leaves brown to black stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed.
- In their hiding places, you will find their fecal spots, egg shells, or shed
- An offensive, musty odor from the bugs' scent glands.
What causes you to get bedbugs
They can come from other infested areas or from used furniture.
They can travel between rooms in multi-unit buildings, such as apartment complexes and hotels
Bed bugs can also be accidentally transported by people, where they can hitch a ride most often in personal belongings such luggage & suitcases, purses, backpacks, gym bags, items kept close to sleep areas or other items placed on soft or upholstered surfaces.
Sign of bedbug bites
Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms.
Bites normally look like small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered.
Bed bug bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites in the same manner.
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Given their rapid reproduction, bedbugs are best handled through early detection as this will prevent worse infestations.
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