Bed Bugs Pest Control
Bed bugs are the common pests of man, his domestic animals and various warm blooded animals. It is notably blood sucking parasite. They are well adapted to humans and their bite is nearly painless.
Bed bugs are found on the bed clothes and possessions of infested individuals. They commonly occur in such places as seams of mattresses, inside mattress coils, cracks in bedsteads, besides furniture, dressers, wallboards, and wood paneling, door and window frames, behind pictures, under loose wall paper and in rooms near host sleeping areas. A heavily infested house has a distinctive odour. Some people are very sensitive to bed bug bites while others are hardly aware of it. Immediately after feeding, bed bugs defecate the semisolid, sticky remains of the last meal, a good clue to their presence. Humans are the preferred host, but bed bugs will feed readily on poultry, mice, caged birds and other animals.
Bed bugs lay one to five eggs a day over a period of two to ten months, producing about 200 eggs. They deposit the1 mm white eggs intermittently each day in protected places near their hosts sleeping places, cemented to bedding or in cracks. The eggs hatch in one or two weeks, depending on temperature.
Tiny and colorless at first, Nymphs undergo five molts, each resembling the adult form and each requiring a blood meal. Each blood meal takes about 3 to 10 minutes, during which they inject saliva containing an anticoagulant. The nymphal period can last for several weeks depending on temperature and host availability.
They are about 5 mm reddish brown in colour. Their flattened oval bodies are well adapted for hiding in narrow crevices. They become greatly enlarged and blood red in colour during a blood meal but turns dirty brown subsequently.
Prevention Methods for Bed bugs control:Bed bugs are a cosmopolitan pest attacking all where hygiene does not play a role. Bed bugs are hitch hiker and are very common in public transport, hospitals, theaters, hotels, restaurants, hostels etc. They move from place to place along with peoples clothing and baggage. Since they are mostly found in beds they are named as Bed Bugs. So whenever you come from above mentioned areas check all your clothes and luggage thoroughly. The pesticide available in market is not that effective and if proper application is not done, it may lead to chemicalresistant which can increase your problem. Home remedies for bed bugs treatment will be vain. The best solution to bed bugs treatment is to get proper pest control service from a licensed pest control operator.
Where Bed Bugs Hide:Bed bugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
They may also spread to nearby rooms or apartments, Because bedbugs live solely on blood, having them in your home is not a sign of dirtiness. You are as likely to find them in immaculate homes and hotel rooms as in filthy ones
When Bed bugs Bite:Bed bugs are active mainly at night and usually bite people while they are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin and withdrawing blood through an elongated beak. The bed bugs feed from three to 10 minutes to become engorged and then crawl away unnoticed
Most bed bug bites are painless at first, but later turn into itchy welts. Unlike flea bites that are mainly around the ankles, bedbug bites are on any area of skin exposed while sleeping. Also, the bites do not have a red spot in the center like flea bites do.
People who don't realize they have a bedbug infestation may attribute the itching and welts to other causes, such as mosquitoes. To confirm bedbug bites, you must find and identify the bugs themselves