How do you know if your home is infested with Bed bugs? Consequently, waking up with bug bites does not necessarily mean there are Bed bugs present in your home.

The gold standard confirmation is actually witnessing “live” insects,  whether they're tiny bugs in the bathroom or other types of pests. Then capturing the insect and sharing it with an entomologist or pest control professional.

Moreover, if you can't capture the insect, check for any signs of infestation of bugs in basement. Look for blood stains, dark spots, or blood smears on the mattress seams.

Identification

Bed Bugs

  • 3/16 to 1/5” in length
  • Flat  & oval in shape
  • Unfed Color: Brown
  • After feeding Color: Red-Brown
  • Scientific Name: Cimicidae

Are Bed Bugs A Health Risk?

Although Bed bugs host on humans and their blood, they do not transfer human disease, according to recent studies.  Furthermore, it is important to know.  Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites.  Most commonly, bites will appear as a raised red bump.  Consequently, the bump will go away in a few days if the victim does not itch at the bite.

Bed Bug Facts

  • The lifespan of about ten months
  • Can live for almost a year without a blood meal
  • After a female has a blood meal, males want to mate with them.
  • Bed Bugs find their host by sensing carbon dioxide & body heat
  • This pest likes to stay close to the host. You can usually find them lurking close to their food source.
  • They feed most commonly during the evening but will feed during daylight hours as well.
  • Males and females both seek our blood.

Can People Have An Allergic Reaction To Bed Bug Bites?

According to studies, it is rare for someone to have an allergic reaction to a bed bug bite.  That being said, it is possible… Most rare allergic reaction cases have been linked to people who have asthma.

How Do You Exterminate Bed Bugs?

Although it is possible to control these pests yourself, it is highly recommended to seek a professional to assist with the issue. Consequently,  the situation can quickly spiral out of control if left unchecked.  That being said, there are two ways will eliminate this predator.

  • Pesticides

 A combination of liquid, dust, and aerosols labeled for bedbug elimination.

Spraying pesticides

  • Thermal Remediation

Utilizing heat to eliminate the pest.  In short, the structure is treated by elevating temperatures up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.  The heat will kill the bedbugs without using a pesticide.

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