How confident are you of being the only one who gets to enjoy the comfort of your home? You might be blissfully unaware of what might be hiding under your mattress and apparently, you’ve been sleeping with bed bugs all these past years.
Did you know that among the different kinds of pests, bed bugs don’t discriminate whether your place is clean or messy? Regardless of the condition of the house, as long as there are warm-blooded vertebrate hosts, they’ll be attracted to live in such varied environments. No matter how careful you might be when it comes to cleaning, it simply just has its’ own reasoning of wreaking havoc in both residential and commercial settings.
These insects also won’t shy away from sight and certain details might just shock you. Knowing more about bed bugs may give us a hint of how we can efficiently prevent them from spreading throughout the household. Besides, understanding their nature may reveal the secrets that threaten the security of our home and our health.
Understanding the Nature of Bed Bugs
Did you know that bed bugs can’t fly but has the power of speed?
These small, reddish-brown and wingless insects may not have the ability to fly but they can move quickly with their flattened bodies. It is extremely proficient in moving across floors, walls, ceiling and can crawl with the speed of 3 to 4 feet per minute. With their six legs, the way they move can be compared with the average adult sprinting. However, they are often transported by their hosts and belongings (such as luggage, furniture, clothes and more).
Did you know that the favorite (and typical) hideout of bed bugs are mattresses, bed frames, box springs, and headboards?
Usually, bed bugs don’t crawl such long distances so they often stay within the area closest to a potential host it can find (with the cue of approximately three feet away). It is highly attracted to warmth, CO2 and body moisture which is why their initial hiding spot is the bed or any item that touches the bed.
It also prefers any natural or textured surfaces because they don’t have traction over a smooth surface. With the same size as an apple seed, it can hide in tiny spaces and crevices but it goes out of hiding once a host (dogs, cats or even rodents) is nearby.
Did you know that bed bugs are nocturnal and gravitate towards people?
Bed bugs can travel undetected through clothes and items that give easy access for them to bite their target host. They are scattered and live in groups while typically waits until midnight to begin their quest for a blood meal (since they solely live on blood).
A sign of an infestation is when you wake up with itchy areas as bed bugs prefer to bite people while they’re sleeping. Through their elongated beaks, they feed and withdraw your blood from 3 to 10 minutes. Exposed skins are often subjected to bed bug bites and later turn into welts.
Once you see bed bugs or suspects this crawlies on your bed, get in touch with one of our pest exterminators. What you need is a specialist who values your trust and with Safe Pest Control, we never disappoint a customer’s expectations! If you’re looking for the best safe spray pest control service, we are here to help. After all, we are the leading and most trusted Commercial Pest Control Sydney Experts! Call us at 1300 119 085 and get a free quotation today.