Bedbugs are tiny, blood-sucking creatures that feed on humans. While humans are their favorite food source, they also feed on animals such as birds and mammals. These insects are most active at night and feed for three to twelve minutes. Once they’ve fed, they move to an exposed area of the body where they will engorge.
Bedbug bites are usually painless at the time of the attack. But over time, most people will develop an allergic reaction to the saliva transmitted by the bedbugs. This causes red, swollen, and itchy bites. These bites will also appear in clusters. Bedbug bites tend to occur in patterns or clusters.
You can identify bedbugs if you see specks of blood on your clothes or upholstered furniture. Bedbugs can also leave behind a shell like remains. You can also spot them on clothing by looking for tiny black specks. If you notice these signs, call a pest control company or your property manager. You should also avoid transporting anything that has been used by bedbugs. You should also check the seams of the mattress for any signs of their excrement.
If you have a bedbug infestation, the first step is to get rid of the source of the infestation. Bedbugs will live in your bed and in your home. The best way to eliminate them is by following the instructions for heat treatments. However, heat treatments are not always effective and conventional treatments often fail to kill them completely.