Bedbugs are a common pest problem and can be found almost anywhere. They are more common in public places such as nursing homes, schools and daycare centers, offices, college dorms, and hospitals. The fact that they are so prevalent means that you’re probably exposed to bedbugs every day. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent infestations. If you think you’ve already got bedbugs, consider hiring a professional to get rid of them. These pest control professionals will be able to find the bugs and eliminate them quickly and safely. They’ll inspect the premises and apply insecticides that are safe to use. They’ll also treat infested furniture.
The most noticeable sign of bedbug infestations is the presence of egg casings. These egg casings contain a glue-like material, and can be found in crevices and other places where the bedbugs have been feeding. You can also detect an infestation by the presence of abandoned shell casings, also known as husks or shed skins.
Bedbugs have been linked to many illnesses, including plague. Unlike fleas, bedbugs are capable of lasting for weeks without feeding. In some cases, bedbugs can even live up to a year without feeding. Fleas, on the other hand, can live only two weeks without feeding. In addition to their itchiness, bedbugs can transmit plague, typhus, and cat scratch fever.