Bedbugs are small, oval, and brownish insects that consume the blood of animals or humans. Adult Bedbugs are flat bodies about the same size as an apple seed. However, after feeding on blood, their bodies swell and turn a reddish color. Their bites result in skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. These bites lead the skin to change from invisible, to tiny areas of redness, to prominent blisters.
Over a lifetime, female bedbugs can lay hundreds of eggs, each about the size of a speck of dust. These bugs can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings, but they can not fly.
Nymphs are immature Dearborn bedbugs. They shed their skin up to five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. If conditions are favorable, the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month. They can produce three or more generations of bugs per year. Even though bedbug bites are a nuisance, they are not thought to transmit diseases.
Where Bed Bugs Hide
Dearborn bedbugs typically enter your home undetected. They can hide in luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Bed Bugs small flattened bodies make it simple for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a debit card.
Bedbugs do not create nests like ants or bees, but they tend to live in groups in tiny hiding places. Their most common hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. These places provide easy access to bite people at night. However, over time, the bugs may scatter around the bedroom, inhabiting any crevice or protected location. They can easily spread to nearby rooms or apartments.
Bedbugs live solely on blood. Having them in your house is not a sign of dirtiness. You are as likely to find them anywhere there is a supply of blood including immaculate homes and hotel rooms.
When livonia Bedbugs Bite
Bedbugs are mainly active in the night time and typically bite people while they are sleeping. Symptoms may take between minutes to days to appear. They pierce the skin and withdraw blood through an elongated beak. The bugs consume blood from about 3 to 10 minutes to become engorged and then crawl away unnoticed. Itchiness in the bite is generally present. Some people may even feel tired or develop a fever.
At first, most bedbug bites are painless but later turn into itchy welts. Bedbug bites are on any area of skin exposed while sleeping, unlike flea bites which are mainly located around the ankles. These bedbug bites unlike flea bites do not have a red spot in the center.
People may attribute the itching and welts to other causes, such as mosquitoes if they don’t realize they have a bedbug infestation. To confirm you have a bedbug bite, you must find and identify the bugs themselves.
Signs of Infestation
You may have bedbugs if you wake up with itchy areas you didn’t have when you went to sleep, especially if you have a used bed or other used furniture around the time the bites started.
Other signs that you have bedbugs:
- Bloodstains on sheets or pillowcases
- Dark or rusty spots of bug excrement on sheets and mattresses, bedclothes, and walls
- Bedbug fecal places, eggshells, or shedded skins in areas where bedbugs might hide
- A musty odor from the bugs’ scent glands
- If you suspect an infestation, you must remove all bedding and check carefully for signs of the bugs or their excrement. Examine the seams in the wood framing by removing the dust cover over the bottom of the box springs and peeling back the fabric where it is stapled to the wood frame.
- Check the area around the bed, inside books, telephones, radios, the edge of the carpet, and even electrical outlets. Examine your closet as well, because bedbugs can attach to clothing. Call an exterminator, if you are uncertain about signs of bedbugs.
If you have an infestation, begin the following steps to get rid of the bugs and prevent their return.
Treatment requires the person to avoid being repeatedly bitten, and the topical use of antihistamines and corticosteroids may help alleviate the symptoms. To get rid of the bugs begin with asymptomatic bug eradication by cleaning up the places where bedbugs live.
This includes the following:
- Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing with hot water and dry them on the hottest dryer setting. Stuffed animals, shoes, and other items that can’t be washed should be put in the dryer on high for 30 minutes.
- Scrub mattress seams with a stiff brush to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
- Vacuum your bed and surroundings frequently. Immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place it in the garbage can outdoors.
- To keep bedbugs from entering or escaping, encase mattress and box springs with a tightly woven, zippered cover. Keep the cover on your mattress for at least a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead because bedbugs may live up to a year without feeding.
- To get rid of places bedbugs can hide, don’t forget to repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper.
- Don’t keep clutter around the bed.
- You may want to get rid of your mattress and get a new one if your mattress is infested but it is crucial to rid the rest of your home of bedbugs or they will infest your new mattress.
While following all the steps to cleaning up infested areas and replacing the mattress will help control the bedbugs, getting rid of them usually requires chemical treatments. Treating your bed and bedroom with insecticides can be harmful to your health. It is better to use products that can be used safely in bedrooms. Unless the label specifically says you can use them on bedding Do not treat mattresses
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