No-one wants to share their bed with Plymouth bed bugs. The sheer thought of bugs can make you shudder and keep you awake at night but what do you do when you suspect you actually have bed bugs. Let’s learn a little more about bed bugs, what they need to survive and how you can get rid of them.
Bed bugs need blood to mature
Bed bugs feed on blood. it is their only source of nutrition and in order to mature into adults, they must feed once during each of their immature stages. In order to produce eggs, the adult female must feed on blood. The trouble is, if they are living in your bed, it is going to be your blood they feed on. Now while’s not pleasant to think of sleeping with something that is going to bite you and suck your blood, they don’t carry any diseases that are transmittable to people. Even so, the bites can be red and itchy.
Detecting bed bugs
While bed bugs are quite hard to see with the naked eye, you can find them if you look for them. They particularly like fabric and wood and can be found around the head of your mattress. Another sure sign that you have bed bugs are black spots – this is their faeces. The room will probably smell musty, especially if you have had them a while. You may not want to look but it is advisable to check and deal with the problem rather than ignoring it.
Some facts about bed bugs
- When bed bugs bite they inject the skin with saliva to prevent clotting and anaesthetic so you don’t feel the bite
- Female bed bugs can lay over 500 eggs during their life cycle
- They feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal
- They can ingest 7 times their own weight in blood
- Bed bugs can withstand extreme temperatures
- They go through 5 growth stages before they reach adulthood
What to do if you find Plymouth bed bugs
If you do find bed bugs then what do you do next? Well, they aren’t always easy to get rid of yourself. You can try hoovering the area and washing everything thoroughly but for complete peace of mind and professional treatment then call a Plymouth bed bug specialist. We now have a new machine called the Eradicator which will get rid of bed bugs quickly and efficiently leaving your home pest free.
We have dealt with many bed bug cases and know exactly what we are doing so give us a call on 01752 929292 and we will help restore your bedroom to a bed bug free zone and ensure that you get a decent nights sleep again.