Adults bed bugs are flat, reddish brown and about ¼ inch in size. They can be difficult to locate but can be found in seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, baseboards furniture, lamps, clocks, telephones flooring carpets, curtain, clothing, sofas, behind pictures, electrical switches/outlets, clutter and other objects.
Exterminating them can be a challenge. Follow our Bed Bugs Check List to prepare your location for a bed bug treatment. Once the areas are prepped for technicians they will treat crack and crevices, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, dressers, chests, electrical switches, outlets, etc. to ensure a thorough and effective treatment. To set up a free examination get a free quote or call R&R Pest Control at 830-895-4007.
Bed Bug Allergies
Besides the unsanitary issues related to bed bugs, many people are allergic to them and reactions can range from mild itching to more severe respiratory issues. Bed bug reproduction rate is very high and an infestation can grow very quickly if not dealt with early.
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Bed bugs can travel on clothing, luggage, bedding, furniture, briefcases, shoes boxes, as well as humans. Although bed bugs prefer human blood-meals over animals, bed bugs can travel on animals and pets.
Average life span of a bed bug is 10 -12 months. Female lay between 5 – 7 eggs per week and up to 500 in a lifetime. Eggs hatch within 6 – 12 days and can become an adult in 35 – 28 days.
Sleep tight don’t let the bed bugs bite.
Bed bugs are an exceptionally common problem in today’s highly mobile world. Contrary to popular opinion, they do not reflect poverty or poor hygiene practices. In fact their rampant spread is due to the frequency with which they interact with humans. Bed bugs are a parasite that feed on humans but do not transmit and known illnesses.