Bedbugs are insects that feed off the blood of other animals or humans. They are small, oval, brownish but their bodies change after they have fed. They become larger, due to swelling and become more of a red color. Bedbugs do not have the capability of fly however they do crawl quickly. Bedbugs are a difficult insect to control because females lay hundreds of eggs and they are extremely small to see.
As bedbugs mature, they shed shed their skins five times. Each shedding requires another meal of blood. In the right conditions, bedbugs can become full adults inside of one month and they can create 3 or more generations within one year.
One a positive note, bedbugs do not transmit diseases. However, they are a bother due to they bites that they inflect on humans while we sleep. They are active predominately during the nighttime and typically bite while we are sleeping. Much like a mosquito, they feed by piercing the skin and withdrawing blood through an elongated beak.
If you suspect that you have a bedbug problem, be sure to contact us immediately so we can visit your home and inspect the beds. We'll be able to determine wether or not your home is infested with bedbugs. If it is, we'll begin the extermination process ASAP so you and your family can get back to having restful nights.
For more information or to speak to an exterminator, dial (410) 834-0134