Bed Bug Control
Bed Bug Control West Palm Beach
Even the cleanest homes can get bed bugs. Whether they were accidentally brought in with infested furniture, or from a suitcase that may have recently been in a hotel room with bed bugs, we have a solution.
What is a Bed Bug?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs nymphs can be extremely small, with full-sized adults still only being about 1/4 inch long.
What Does a Bed Bug Bite Look Like?
Bed bugs usually will feed on your blood when you are asleep. Most people usually don’t realize they have bed bugs until bites show up, since bed bugs inject a saliva which contains anesthetics so no pain is felt when they feed.
Bed bugs will only come out at night to feed for a few minutes and then will go back to their dark hiding places in cracks and crevices.
Bites may take a few hours or as long as 9 days to show up. Some people will have a sensitivity to bed bug saliva which will cause them to develop lesions may look like mosquito bites. Usually, bed bug bites will not have a red dot in the center. Bites are often made in rows.
Since female bedbugs lay about five eggs a day, their population can grow rather quickly in your home if left untreated. To complicate the difficulty in determining if you were bitten by bed bugs, about 50% of people don’t show any symptoms at all after being bitten.
How to Find Bed Bugs
Bed bugs preferred habitats are where you spend most of your time sleeping or resting. They are attracted to us by both our warmth and by the CO2 (Carboin dioxide) that comes from our breath every time we exhale.
The most common area we find bed bugs are on mattresses and headboards, with sofas and chairs being common areas as well.