Bed Bugs (खटमल)are so-called because they are mainly found in beds. They are found across the world and they spread easily. Bed Bugs are insects that are light brown to reddish-brown, flat and oval bodied insects. Adults bed bugs can grow up to 4–5 mm (0.16–0.20 in) long and 1.5–3 mm (0.059–0.118 in) wide. Bed Bugs are not just a significant problem in India and but also around the world.
Bed Bugs are found everywhere across the globe – in schools, daycare centers, hospitals, hotels, public transport, and offices.
Bed Bugs can exist singly but tend to collect and form groups once in contact with each other. They are parasitic by nature but they spend a very tiny fraction of their lifecycles physically attached to hosts. Once a Bed Bugs finishes feeding, it will move to a place close to a known host, generally inside the mattress, in or near beds or couches, luggage, inside of vehicles, within furniture, among bedside clutter—even inside electrical sockets and nearby laptop computers in groups of adults, juveniles. Bed Bugs also make their nests near animals. They are also capable of surviving on domestic cats and dogs, rats, and even bats though humans are their favorite and preferred host.
BED BUGS LIFE CYCLE:
Bed Bugs have five stages of being a nymph which is sexually not active and after this becomes an adult that becomes sexually active. From one stage to another of being nymph it discards its skin. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color, and become browner as they cross each stage and move towards adulthood and maturity. Bed Bugs are usually mistaken for other insects like booklice, small cockroaches, or carpet beetles; however, when warm and active, their movements are more like ants and they emit a characteristic odor when crushed. The life span of a bed bug ranges from 4 to 6 months.
Bed Bugs Control Treatment:
Bed bugs multiply very quickly, so quickly that in just six months, a few Bed Bugs can turn into an army of more than 13,000 or more Bed Bugs. It is very important to detect the presence of Bed Bugs to break the life cycle before they become a bigger problem, hence Beg Bugs control treatment is very important and one must quickly call for a pest control service provider.
Indicators for the presence of Bed Bugs:
If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services to control the Bed Bugs in your residential and commercial premises:
- Dark/black stains on the mattress and surrounding area from bed bug excreta.
- Sweet scent which is unpleasant, sweet, sickly scent.
- Small dark blood spots on bedding known which is known as ‘fecal pellets’.
- Live insects that are as small as 4-5 mm despite being adult. Spot live bed bugs and their shed skins.
- Blood spots on the sheets or mattress.
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Bed Bug suck blood to survive and these bites don’t let a person sleep peacefully. As the Bed Bugs bite on the skin very close to the blood vessel, these can be very painful, and secondary infections can erupt especially in children and elderly who have a weak immune system. Many a time people also develop allergic reactions and will need medical help for the treatment.
Some interesting fact:
- Bed Bugs can live up to 12 months without eating.
- Bed Bugs also survive in environments where the temperatures range from 32 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Breeding of Bed Bugs is very fast, even faster than rabbits. Bed Bugs can have as many as 4,000 babies in six months, and grow to mate age in under a month.
Bed bugs Frequently Asked Questions
How can I identify the presence of bed bugs in my house?
Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color and have a flat and oval-shaped body. They have a size of 4 to 5 mm. You might notice red stains on your mattresses which are caused when bed bugs are crushed.
Can bed bugs be killed instantly?
Yes. Alcohol can be used to kill the bed bugs instantly as soon as they come in contact with it. But the main problem is spotting them since they are so good at hiding. That’s why professional services are required for their control.