A bed bug’s sole food source is blood. They can sense carbon dioxide eliminated from people and animals. This is how a bed bug is attracted and led to its host.
Bed Bug Infestations have increased 700% over the past few years.
There seems to be no sign of it slowing down. Knight Pest Control has administered Bed Bug Treatment in hotels, motels, apartment buildings and homes with superb results.
Bed Bug Treatment
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A BED BUG (CIMEX LECTULARIUS) is a flat, oval, reddish-brown parasite that feeds on the blood of animals and humans. A bed bug is mainly active at night. After a feeding the bed bug will expand in size and display a darker red color. Bed bugs develop into an adult in as little as a month. Adult bed bugs are 3-5 MM and can survive up to 13 months without a blood meal. Adult females will produce between 1-7 eggs per day for about 10 days after a single blood meal. An adult female can lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime.
SYMPTOMS OF A BED BUG BITE often vary among people. Bite marks are usually small, flat or raised bumps on the skin, a pattern of three. Many people develop an itchy red welt within a day of the bite. It’s not uncommon for a reaction to develop several days to weeks after being bitten. Approximately 30% of people bitten by a bed bug show no signs at all.
Bed Bugs DO NOT TRANSMIT DISEASES.
INSPECTING A ROOM FOR BED BUGS
Bed bugs prefer to hide on a rough area in cracks and crevices.
Mattress seams, Box springs, behind the head-board, bed frames, night stands, sofas and chairs make perfect homes for bed bugs.
Examine the inside of pillowcases around the seams. Examine the seams on sheets and blankets. Look for blood spots.
Examine the top of the mattress and the ribbing around the mattress. Look for brown skins, white specs, which are the eggs, and fecal matter which are black spots. Look for blood spots.
Examine the ribbing on box springs where the dust cloth is stapled to the bottom of the box spring. This is a common hiding place.
Pulling off the plastic end caps on the corners of a box spring exposes another common place for bed bugs.
Examine the headboard, paying special attention to the cracks where the boards come together.
Examine couches and chairs: inspect seams, edges, folds, gaps, cracks and the ribbing. The ribbing where the arm of the couch or chair meets the frame is another hideout for bed bugs.
The area underneath a couch or chair where the dust cover is stapled is also a favorite hideout.
STAYING IN A HOTEL ROOM:
With the rise in bed bug infestations around the globe, extra precautions should be used when staying in a hotel.
Keeping your luggage in the bathtub or shower is a good rule of thumb.
You should inspect the room and beds carefully. Inspect behind head-board. The headboard can often be pulled up and out from the wall. Inspect the grooves and cracks in the headboard thoroughly.