BED BUG INFESTATION

BED BUG APPEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

As the name suggests, Bed Bugs inhabit our beds. They are quite lazy bugs and start their infestations from stationary parts of the bed frame or the mattress. As the population grows and they search for new places, Bed Bugs start to infest the immediate area around the bed that has not been in contact with the bed previously. This makes response times and proper Bed Bug extermination so crucial. Bed Bugs reproduce at an alarming rate, with 15 to 25 eggs per week from one fully grown female, and the environment in our home is ideal for their development. After approximately 1.5 months in optimal conditions, the Bed Bug has reached the last stage and is able to lay eggs after being inseminated by the male.

BED BUG BITES

Bed Bug bites are only visible in 50% of people. The response varies from anaphylactic shock to virtually no reaction. One Bed Bug will typically leave 3 to 5 marks and will only bite exposed body parts. A bed bug bites place accessible to it. It doesn't like to go hungry, so the nest is located approximately 1 m from the host. A Bed Bug's life only consists of hiding, biting, and egglaying.

TRACES OF BED BUGS

The most common Bed Bug signs are 1 - 2 mm spots that are black or brown. They are located on bed frames, pillowcases or sheets. This is the blood that has been spilt by the Bed Bug after it has bitten you or that has already been digested and excreted. In the early stages of the Bed Bug infestation, it is difficult to find traces of the bite, but this changes as the population grow.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

  • Black/Brown/Red stains on bedding, bed frames.

  • Bed bug feeds between midnight and 4 a.m.

  • We have bites in a line or semi-circle.

  • Bed bug bites are 95% on exposed body parts.

  • Bed bug infested furniture, should not be discarded without proper extermination.

  • Do not buy products from markets, markets, auction sites, etc. for bed bugs. They can lead to insect resistance.

  • 50% of people have no reaction to bed bug bites or they disappear immediately after. So do not take this as an indicator.