Unlike most insects, bed bugs are oval-shaped and lack wings. In adulthood, they are only around 18 inches long. They can survive in temperatures ranging from 46 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit and can be found all throughout the world. They typically reside on or around beds, usually within eight feet of one. They thrive on blood. Their bites are itchy and irritating, despite the fact that they do not transfer disease. Because the bed bug lacks wings, it must crawl around. People can carry bed bugs from one location to another, often without their knowledge. However, if you take a few precautions, you can prevent bed bugs from spreading at your homes in Abbotsford.
The reproduction process of bed bugs
Female bed bugs lay between five and seven eggs per week. A lifetime of proper nutrition translates to more than 250 eggs. An egg takes roughly ten days to hatch. To mature into adults, bed bugs must go through five nymphal stages (youth). Between each step, their exoskeleton is shed. A bed bug must feed at least once every time it molts, although it can feed multiple times per day. A bed bug might take anywhere from two to four months to completely mature.
Bed bug infestation in Abbotsford homes can indeed be difficult to get rid of. You might be surprised to hear, however, that these little insects have a variety of bizarre but real facts to learn about :
- Bed Bugs can live outside bed too
Because bed bugs require a safe, temperate environment to thrive, there are various places in a home that is suitable for reproducing. These stealthy bugs prefer to hide in little cracks and crevices. Basically, anything that can hold a business card will serve as an excellent hiding place for a bed bug. It’s also important to remember that bed bugs aren’t commonly found in beds. They’ll seek shelter in any location that offers the temperatures they need to survive. Thus, bed bugs apart from homes and apartments can be found in hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, movie theaters, and retail stores.
- Bed bugs have a feeding routine
Bed bugs have a regular feeding routine. When a bed bug discovers a new location, it will consume for 5 to 10 minutes before reproducing. The tendency of bed bug feeding is sometimes humorously referred to as breakfast, lunch, and supper because bites are frequently detected in a habit. The bite marks left behind, which appear in bunches or rows of exposed flesh on the chest, arms, and legs, are clear signs of a bed bug infestation.
- Bed bugs may have anesthetic properties
Many people wonder why a stinging bed insect doesn’t wake up its human host as it eats. The explanation for this is that bed bug saliva contains components that act as anesthetics and promote increased blood circulation at the affected spot, allowing for a quick and painless feeding process.
- Bed Bugs are speed setters
Bed bugs have been observed moving at a speed of roughly a meter per minute. Of course, for a human, that’s nothing. However, at the size of a bed bug, it’s a sprint. In fact, it’s the equivalent of running four and a half times the length of a football field in 60 seconds. Therefore, it’s not surprising to find a bed bug infestation, wherein there are a plethora of these tiny pests residing in a particular place.
- Many other bugs consider bed bugs to be prey
Cockroaches, ants, spiders and centipedes and more consider bed bugs as their prey and an option for their food. However, enlisting a centipede army to combat your bed bug infestation is not what we recommend.
ASM Pest Control specializes in bed bug control and can supply all residential, commercial, and industrial services with the most effective bed pest treatment options. Many of the methods used to eradicate these home pets might be fatal if not carried out by a competent and registered professional. As a result, it’s a good idea to employ a reputable pest control company Abbotsford. Please do not hesitate to contact us.