Wood furniture and bedposts can be ideal hiding spots for bed bugs. This is why it’s essential to regularly inspect and clean wooden furniture. Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that live in crevices and cracks. They stay close to their hosts during the day and feed on blood during the night.
Wood floors can be a breeding ground for bed bugs, which can cause a serious infestation in your home. Female bed bugs look for areas where they can lay eggs, so wooden floors are ideal. During the night, they come out looking for warmth and CO2, and the more females there are, the more likely they are to move around the floor.
The adult bed bug has six legs and a pair of antennae. Their body is oval, flat, and reddish brown. They have a characteristic smell, similar to that of rotting berries. The most effective way to get rid of bed bugs is to clean them before they infest the wood furniture in your home.
Female bed bugs lay about two to three eggs per day, and can lay up to two hundred and fifty eggs during their lifetime. They require a temperature between 86degF and 90degF and 75% humidity to mature. The whole life cycle of a bed bug may last five weeks to four months, depending on the temperature.