Bedbugs are small, brown insects which feed on human and animal blood for survival. They have bodies the size of an apple seed, flat in size when they are unfed and swollen and red after a meal. They produce a distinct smell through their glands on the bottom portion of their bodies. Bedbugs are not capable of flying, but they have a rapid pace and the ability to crawl on walls, floors, and ceilings.
Bedbug eggs, called nymphs and are easy to identify with their white color and speck-like composition. They feed on blood first before shedding skin up to five times. They can reproduce quickly by being fully developed in a span of one month and produce three or more generations per year.
How to locate a bedbug infestation in your home
Bedbugs enter homes through bags, clothes, mattresses, couches, and other items. Their flat bodies make it possible for them to fit through tiny holes as thin as a card. Unlike other insects that build nests, bedbugs build hiding places in beds, under mattresses, headboards, inside bed springs, and bed frames where they are given easy access to feed on human blood at night.
Bedbugs bite people and humans to feed on their blood but do not destroy or damage household items, unlike other pests. But you can find them anywhere, whether the place is tidy or filthy. They are nocturnal insects and bite people while they are asleep.
How to ensure complete bedbug elimination
Bedbugs have spread worldwide and Perth in Australia is one of the cities infested by them. There are many methods and first-aid treatments at the first sight of a bedbug infestation and or bite, but it is recommended for households to immediately report incidents to a pest control company near the area and hire professionals who have experience exterminating bedbugs.
Local professionals that perform a comprehensive strategy are best used, compared to those which don’t and ensure that they don’t just do menial methods such as spraying pesticides. Pest control specialists can assist in getting rid of bedbugs and ensure that they stay away for good.