Bed bug infestations are on the rise. After WWII they were nearly wiped out by potent insecticides. But they have since grown a higher immunity to the old chemicals, and with global travel being relatively easy in today’s modern world, bed bugs are being inadvertently transported. The U.S. has seen the bed bug population on the rise in recent decades, and infestations can be literally anywhere. Residential houses, apartments, condos, along with commercial establishments, especially those that cater to the public as well as airplanes, trains and other means of public transportation are being inflicted by the little bloodsuckers.
A-Tex Pest Management shares some information concerning bed bugs that everyone should know.
Identifying Bed Bug Infestations
In adulthood, bud bugs are still tiny, only measuring about 1/5” in length. They are brown, except just after a hearty meal, when they then appear to be more reddish brown and swollen. Being incredibly small and a common shade of brown, they can hide during the day in tiny nooks and crannies. Smaller colonies will stick closer to the banquet hall – the bed, for convenient access to their tasty host. Bed bugs are nocturnal and feed throughout the night. They prefer to eat every day. As their numbers grow, they will spill into other places within the room, eventually into adjacent rooms. In motels, hotels, apartments and other similar places, they will quickly spread throughout the building. They will slumber in picture frames, outlets, baseboards, telephones and anywhere else where they can nuzzle into a secure enclosure.
Signs of Bed Bugs
You can generally detect the midnight snacking by noticing itchy red blotches in a lined sequence of your exposed skin. Rusty color bloodstains could adorn your sheets, and incredibly small, barely noticeable red spots, the bed bug droppings, might also be tangled in the sheets. When the bed bugs bite, their saliva acts as an antiseptic so their host doesn’t feel the bite, along with an anticoagulant to keep the blood flowing smoothly and constantly. They are generally full within 5-10 minutes of beginning their indulgence.
Bed bugs are not known to transmit any threatening diseases at this time, but their bites can be a real nuisance. If a host attempts to sleep in another room, the bed bugs will follow their food source. After a bloodfest, females will lay anywhere between 1 and 5 eggs at a time and can lay over 200 eggs in their life. Bed Bugs can emit odors when their numbers are high, and can their colonies and grow extremely fast.
Bed Bug Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
A-Tex Pest Management professionals have taken advanced training in providing bed bug inspection services to both residential and commercial buildings. Once all the colonies have been discovered our experts can then execute methodical techniques to dissolve their nests and colonies. Call us today for your appointment!