The easiest way to get rid of bed bugs in your home is through use of spray. For you to get the best results, you must have some basic knowledge on how to use bed bug spray. Apart from understanding the process, you also need to decide on the best type of spray that you need to use. Finally you need to prepare your home before you do the spraying. The following tips may be helpful to you; (more…)
Bed bugs are tiny insect which feed on your blood. These insects can go for months without food or even water. They are known to hide in the cracks found in the furniture or cracks on the floor and even in walls. These insects are active at night. They are not known to cause any disease but they are such a nuisance. They will not let you sleep at all. Once they bite they leave red bumps which are so itchy all over your skin. You definitely want to have some good night sleep and to maintain your flawless skin and it is for these reasons you should stop bed bugs from visiting your home. How exactly do you stop these annoying insects from visiting your home?
Keeping your beddings clean
Your bed sheets and blankets are such a good habitat for bugs and their eggs to hide in. You should wash them as frequently as possible and after washing you heat dry them. This will prevent these insects from hiding in them and feasting on you at night.
Detecting bed bugs may prove difficult, due to their small size and ability to hide in tiny spaces. Bed bugs normally take up residence in furniture which people frequently use such as mattresses, sofas, headboards etc. There are different methods available by which we can find evidence of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs tend to leave black or dark brown colored spots of their dried excrement in infested regions. Besides this, they also have a distinct odor about them which can be identified. (more…)
Before committing to a new apartment, always check for signs of bed bugs. These insects are such an inconvenience to have and very difficult to get rid of bed bugs. The manifestations of their presence can also be unnoticeable at first so the prospective owner of the apartment should be astute enough to notice them or actively search for them to make sure that the place is clear. Here are some tips on how to check for bed bugs. (more…)
Are the bed bugs feeding on you? Bed bugs are nasty insects that hide in crevices or even in your bed’s joints. The best way to know if there is a bed bug infestation in your home is to have a real sample of the bed bug. Do not assume that the bite like mark on your skin implies the presence of bed bugs.
If you go to bed and up the following morning to experience bites, but you have not encountered any bed bugs, you should investigate the situations in which the bites or marks are happening. It is important to note that you may start to look for bed bugs and fail to find any, does not imply that they are not there. These parasites are known to exhibit puzzling and secretive way of life and will always go without being seen. (more…)
Bed bugs are red-brown pests that feed on the human blood and on the other warm-blooded animals, such as dogs and cats. They are nocturnal, which means they are active at night. They have flat bodies that enable them to keep out of sights in areas, like upholstered furniture, beds, carpets, and floor cracks.
A bed bug’s life cycle starts with an egg, a grain-like, milky white in color. Female bed bugs can lay more than one egg daily. They can lay up to 500 eggs in one lifetime as well. These eggs are laid individually or in clumps, and they are set within tight crevices and cracks. The size of an egg is about 1mm in size and is comparable to that of the size of two grains salt. Within two weeks, the eggs hatch and start to feed on the human blood.
The immature bed bugs, otherwise known as nymphs, will undergo five stages or transformation before they become mature. While nymphs seem similar to adult bed bugs, they are smaller in terms of length and size, and they are not yet ready for multiplication. The older nymphs are reddish brown in color, while the younger nymphs are yellow-white. So as to complete the molting stage, each younger bed bug demands a blood meal. Young bed bugs can molt and turn mature in 5 weeks at a room temperature.
When reaching maturity, adult bed bugs feed on a weekly basis. In addition, the lifespan of an adult bed bug can last up to six months. However, some of them can live up to a year in cool conditions with and without weekly feedings.
For sizes: an egg is about 1.1mm long; the first instar nymph is 1.5mm long; the second instar nymph is 2mm long; the third is 2.5mm long; the fourth is 3mm long; the fifth is 4.5mm long; and then an adult bed bug is about 5.5mm long.