The Bed Bug has made somewhat of a comeback in recent years, this is mainly due to the tourism boom. While we are away on holidays we can book into the swankiest hotels in town and still bring bed bugs back with us in our luggage and clothing. They are notoriously hard to eradicate and can cost thousands of euro in replacement beds, mattresses etc. Places affected by bed bugs are hotels, nursing homes, hospitals and our homes. They feed on the blood of their hosts which can be humans, cats, dogs, rodents Their bite can cause a severe allergic reaction and the presence of them can heighten the sensitivity of an asthmatics breathing.
Pest Control in particular Bed Bug Control is very important in order to minimize the chance of contamination. The following are key tips to consider to help you get rid of Bed Bugs and prevent in advance. The first step is recognising the presence of Bed Bugs.
The bed bug is a small insect with an adult measuring around 6 mm, they have a flat appearance with a brownish colour, and this will change to a fuller body shape and a much darker appearance once they have fed on their host.
The average life span of a bed bug is 6-12 months, reproduction method of the bed bug is not for the faint hearted, the male bed bug will pierce the body of a female with his syringe like genitalia, if she survives this encounter she will be now prone to infections from the open wound, An individual bed bug can lay 200-250 eggs in her lifetime approx 4-5 per day. The eggs hatch in about 6-10 days and the newly emerged bed bug nymphs seek a blood meal. Immature nymphs molt five times before reaching adulthood.
Pest Control: Bed Bug Control
Upon inspection our exterminator will advise you on the plan of action. How to get rid of Bed Bugs is possible with the support of a professional. If you think you have a problem with bed bugs it is advisable to leave the affected area or furniture intact as moving said items can cause the spread from one room to a whole home very quickly! Once you have undertaken this step an exterminator can be called upon to help you get rid of the Bed Bugs in a professional and effecient manner.