How do we recognize that bed bugs have infested our homes? Not only will you suffer bites; there are other symptoms:
Bed bugs may not be immediately noticeable to humans. They are about the size and shape of an apple seed. They move quickly but they do not fly. Bed bugs are dark, reddish brown in colour, and when they bite people they leave marks that can be small to severe, but definitely itchy.
Bed bugs are insidious and cleaning a house after they’ve visited is time-consuming and potentially costly. They also can travel from one home to another. Bed bugs do not stick to people, but they can relocate in a suitcase or computer bag. Infested, used furniture and clothing can also be threats. Bed bugs can hide in small places like cracks in floors, baseboards, underneath carpets, bed frames, and other areas. When they multiply, they might give off a noticeable, unpleasant smell.
Bed bugs enjoy residing in dark, undisturbed, rooms where they hide in beds and furniture. They are very active at night but hide during the day. The insects are attracted to warm areas and carbon dioxide (which explains why sleeping areas are a big draw for them).
Clean homes are not immune to bed bugs. The insects transform from an egg to an adult with rapidity. During her life cycle, the female can lay anywhere between 200 to 500 eggs. They will hatch within one to two weeks.
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