It can sometimes be mind-boggling to come across a pest infestation in a house that you’ve been keeping clean and spotless all the time. And when these pests are bed bugs, they can be a serious problem to your sheets and your skin.
Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped parasitic insects that feed on the blood of human beings and other warm-blooded animals. They are hardly a quarter of an inch long so they can be hard to detect until they leave visible signs.
Bed bug bites can causes itching, rashes, blisters and an allergic reaction on the skin. While none of these are life-threatening, they can be painful and frustrating.
The big question is: how did bed bugs get into your house in the first place?
Bed bugs often get transported to places through travel luggage. If you’ve been travelling a lot lately, you could have brought some bed bugs back home.
Climate and Season
A bed bug infestation in Albany can happen anytime in the year but it is more common in late spring or the summer season. Winters are usually considered ideal to prevent future bed bug infestations.
The problem with bed bugs is that they multiply rapidly. One fertile female bed bug has a reproduction capacity of over four hundred eggs in her life. Female bed bugs usually need blood to deliver healthy eggs and can lay around three to five eggs in one day. These eggs are white in color and too difficult to be seen by the naked eye.
Some telltale signs of bed bugs include brown colored droppings, drops of blood on your pillow cases or sheets and rashes on the skin. These bugs tend to hide in mattresses, walls, storage cases, luggage and wooden furniture.
Once you know that you might have a bed bug infestation you should hire a professional Albany pest control company to get rid of these bed bugs efficiently.