Bed bugs are unwanted parasites that feed only on human blood. Though, there are no known diseases caused by bed bugs, their bite leads to skin rashes and some allergic symptoms. Bed bugs increase quickly in number. The female gives around 5 eggs a day and over 400-500 eggs in a lifetime. Getting rid of this parasite is a very tough task. Apart from the physical pain, bed bugs cause a lot of psychological and emotional disturbance. They are probably the tiniest but the worst human nightmare.
New born bed bugs are called nymphs. Nymphs can live for a few weeks without food, whereas fully grown bed bugs can live for 4-5 months without any food that is without any blood. This of course also depends on the climatic conditions. Bed bugs can’t stay in a warm or hot place for too long without food. Then they require food regularly. Bed bugs suck blood for a few minutes and then return to their dwelling, where usually there is a group of bed bugs. They do so mostly when the human is asleep. A single bed bug usually feeds once a week, but because they grow rapidly, there is always some hungry bed bug to feed upon you and you happen to get up with red marks every morning.
Bed bugs feed on human blood only. Dirt or cleanliness has nothing to do with their growth. Of course dirt makes it difficult to spot them and eventually get rid of them, but one can find bed bugs in the cleanest place, cinemas, hotel s or house.
As bed bugs are very difficult to spot and barely can be spotted by the naked eye, pest control is the best way to get rid of them. Bed bugs are known for their ability to adapt, hence are resistant to most sprays and repellants and hence a professional is the best thing to do. Licensed pest controllers are trained to find such infestations, even the ones we can’t see (in the mattress or furniture). They use chemicals which give instant results and help eliminate these pests. Most pest controllers also have a follow-up visit, to check if there is any re-occurrence. Bed bugs grow in number very quickly; hence it becomes all the more important to prevent them from growing and getting a treatment done at the first sign of detection.
There are also a number of herbal pest controls available to get rid of these pests. They are available in gel or spray form. These herbal gels/ sprays are quite effective at the same time, have no or very little side effect. They are safe to use even with the kids around.
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