Bedbugs are flat wingless insects that feed on the blood of their hosts. While they are not known to spread disease to humans, some people are allergic to the bites. Although getting rid of bedbugs is difficult, there are ways to prevent infestations and control population growth.
Most infestations begin in bedroom cabinets and upholstered furniture, but can also spread to baseboards, under wallpaper, and carpets. Bedbugs prefer wood and fabric surfaces. They can also hide in clutter and adjoining rooms. If you suspect an infestation, clean it up as quickly as possible.
If the infestation is small, it’s probably just a few bugs. However, the more bugs you have, the more bites you’ll get. As a general rule, bedbugs live for around seven weeks before reaching adulthood. Therefore, if there are several adult bugs present, it means that the infestation has lasted for longer than seven weeks.
Before beginning a bed bug treatment, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis of the infestation. A pest control expert will be able to determine the extent of the infestation and recommend an effective solution. A good strategy is to clean the furniture, bedding, and other items that might be contaminated.
Bedbugs are small bugs that live in upholstered furniture, baseboards, and electrical outlets. Their skins are paper-like and resemble those of popcorn kernels. Their blood-filled droppings are visible in dark spots left by bedbugs. You can detect them by scratching them with a credit card or flashlight, and you can look for them by examining them.