Bed bugs may seem very tiny, but they can be quite a menace. These flightless insects are extremely slow movers, but can get around from one place to another, with great ease. This is because they have honed the skill of hitchhiking. For instance, if you happen to stay in hotel room that is infested with bed bugs, there are chances that some of these adventurous critters might just crawl into your luggage when you place it on the bed and will travel home with you.
Bed Bug Facts
- Bed bugs are very flat, reddish-brown creatures
- They are typically nocturnal and feed on the blood of humans
- They live and breed in mattresses, upholstered furniture, under carpets, in the folds of curtains, as well as behind photo frames and peeling wallpaper too.
- They aren’t disease-carriers but can leave behind reddish bite marks that can also cause rashes in some people
- They are so flat that they can easily squeeze into cracks in the wooden framework of a bed or nightstand
- There are instances of bed bugs being found inside electronic equipment like laptops, bedside clocks and music systems
- These creatures can survive without food for months and so even if you go out on a long vacation and find the bed bugs to be still there, don’t be surprised
Why are they so difficult to get rid of?
- Since these creatures fit into the smallest of cracks and crevices, many of them remain unscathed when the pest control professionals spray pesticides in the infested room
- Eventually, these stealthy bed bugs breed and form new colonies
- The pesticides don’t affect the nymphs and eggs and over time, these mature and build colonies of their own
- Bed bugs have evolved at an alarming pace and they have now become immune to many of the commonly-used pesticides
- A single female can easily lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime; her offspring can also start reproducing within a very short period of time. Based on the conditions, they can produce up to three to four generations in a single year. This makes it very difficult to contain the infestation.
- These critters can also sense various chemical odours very well and when residential pest control treatment is being done, and they may deftly avoid those areas.
Call the Pest Control Experts
Most of the DIY pest control methods are ineffective in fighting bed bugs. This is why it’s best to call a good pest control company to tackle the infestation. They will use specialised detection equipment and commercial pesticides to rid your home of these pests. If you feel that there may be any type of pest infestation in your home, do speak with the experts at Forensic Pest Control. Call us at this number- 1300 360 457 or contact us through this online form .