Bed Bugs

Identifying Bed Bugs


Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.


Bedbugs are active mainly at night and usually bite people while they are sleeping. 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. Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.


Bed bugs are troublesome household pest, hard to find, and can pose potential health risks for you and your family. Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation. On the first visit, we will examine your entire home including the bed, furniture, rugs, and baseboards. 


If you have seen evidence of bed bugs or want to help protect your home against this multiplying intruder, make your appointment on line today to schedule a inspection with one of our specialist.


 

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