Bed Bugs

Bed bugs go through several life changes to become adults and require blood meals at each stage. Bed bugs feed on the blood of warm bodied animals, such as humans, however they only require 4 meals a year.

Bed bug eggs are several millimeters and clear to whitish in appearance

Adult bed bugs are brown in color but turn a reddish brown after a feeding

As adults, they are about the size of an eraser on a pencil

Bed bugs harbor in cracks and crevices during the day and come out for their blood feedings at night

Hence their name, they are often found in beds among the mattress, box springs, rails, frame, headboard and footboard

Can live in hospitals, hotels, and public transportation

They have an affinity for 80% humidity and 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Although bed bug bites can be painless, most people develop small red bumps on their skin as an allergic reaction to the saliva injected

Have been found to be infected with approximately 25 difference diseases

Necessity of a complete and thorough treatment by a professional pest control company

Vacuum and clean infected area paying close attention to cracks and crevices

Clean bed frame, including baseboard and headboard with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and hot water

Use a mattress cover for mattress, box spring and pillows

Seal shoes, linens and clothing in plastic bags to sit in hot area