Bed bugs are insects about the size of an apple seed and live off blood from animals and humans – these become red and swollen after a meal. Eggs hatch within 6 to 10 days and under favorable conditions, bed bugs can live for up to a year, even without feeding. Mattresses, bed frames, box springs, linens, comforters, upholstered furniture, luggage, and clothing are just a few of the places where bed bugs can breed and thrive. Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers; they can reach your home from places you’ve been to – the office, a hotel, an infested cab, or even the gym. Visitors who spend the night at your house might unknowingly bring in these unwanted guests as well.
Although small, mature bed bugs are visible to the naked eye and an infestation can be detected. Signs to look out include:
Bed bugs are nocturnal and will bite exposed areas of a person’s skin while sleeping, which may cause severe itching, allergic reactions, and even bacterial infections.
Getting rid of an infestation is not easy, and will require professional pest control for bed bugs. If you’re looking for a bed bug extermination provider near you, Nextgen Pest Solutions’ thorough bed bug extermination process is the best course of action against a larger infestation.
From initial site inspection to post-treatment monitoring, a Nextgen Pest Solutions expert will make sure that the bed bug problem is addressed at the source and help keep your home is pest-free.