Tag: bed bugs

Signs of bed bug infestation

Matter left behind as bed bugs molt and grow Live bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets Tiny dark spots on the mattress and bedding from bed bug excrement Rusty–colored spots from the bugs being crushed Sweet musty... more
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Bed bug information

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. Bed bugs usually live around the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of... more
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Bed bug bites

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. They can range from no signs of the bite, to a small bite mark (which in some people take up to 14 days to develop), to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease; however, an allergic reaction or scratching that leads to a... more
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Young Bedbugs

Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year. Although they are a nuisance, they... more
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Don’t Bring Home Bed Bugs This Summer

Bed bugs are the summer vacation souvenir that none of us want to bring home. But picking them up is a risk when you’re sleeping anywhere outside your home. Bed bugs spread by hitching a ride on luggage, clothing and infested furniture or bedding, and they’re small enough that you can carry... more
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Common Bedbug Locations

Some people believe that they are only found in developing nations, but that is not true. They are found all around the world, in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Another common misconception is that they are only found in cluttered and/or filthy houses and motels. That is not... more
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Where to Find Bed Bugs

If you notice bite marks or blood spots on your body, sheets, pillows, or clothing, you may have bed bugs. Check areas of your home where they may live for further evidence. Bed bugs hide in tight, flat spaces, so they are most often found: In the seams of couches and chairs. Within the... more
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Battling Bed Bugs

PMPs get creative in the fight against these prevalent pests Bed bug infestations continue to be one of the greatest challenges for the pest management industry. According to an NPMA survey, nearly 97% of pest professionals have treated bed bugs in the past year, and 66% say the prevalence of... more
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How are bed bugs treated and prevented?

Bed bug bites usually do not pose a serious medical threat. The best way to treat a bite is to avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. Bed bug infestations are commonly treated by insecticide spraying. If you suspect that you have an infestation,... more
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Common Ways that Bedbug Infestation Occurs in Homes

The bugs are brought in on items that are infested, like clothing or furniture. Eggs and bugs enter the homes that have hitched a ride on pets or luggage. They are carried by wild animals like birds or bats entering the home. Dwellings that are nearby that have routes available through false... more
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