The first symptom of an infestation is the presence of bedbug bites. These itchy, blood-sucking parasites are extremely unpleasant and can cause many serious health problems. These bugs are nocturnal and feed on the blood of humans and animals. They usually live in ribbing and folds of furniture. During their 300-day life span, they can lay hundreds of eggs. As a result, no matter how clean you keep your house, there is always a chance that you will come across bed bugs.
The main reason for this is that these bugs are very good at hiding. Their flat bodies make it easy for them to live in very small spaces and feed for a long time without a blood meal. Most of them are carried from place to place by people traveling. They hide in folds and seams of luggage, folded clothing, and furniture. This means that most people never even notice that they carry bedbugs in their bags. As they travel from one place to the next, they carry the bugs with them, infecting the area they are in.
Bedbugs pierce the skin with their mouth parts and inject a small amount of saliva into the host’s skin. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to the saliva that is released by these insects. The bites are often invisible until a reaction develops on the skin. This reaction may take up to 14 days to develop. Once the bedbugs reach adulthood, they can reproduce. They lay up to seven eggs in a day, and can lay hundreds in their lifetime.