bed bugs are small, oval-shaped, reddish brown insects about the size of an apple seed. They are nocturnal and wingless. There are many different species of bed bugs but the most common species is very adpatable to human environments.
Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture and behind electrical outlet plates. Females can lay from one to five eggs in a day and up to 200 in a lifetime. Given the right conditions, bed bugs can live up to 300 days.
Bed bug infestations have nothing to do with cleanliness, they can be picked up anywhere. They key to reducing your chance of a costly infestation is catching them early. Once established, it will take profesional help to rid yourself of these evasive pests.
Bed Bug Tips
- Wash and dry your linens often
- Use the hottest temperature when drying linens
- Inspect any second hand furniture before bringing into your home
- Place your travel clothes in the dryer for 15 mins at the highest setting upon returning
Call Eary Termite and Pest Service
today at (855) 590-5151 for more information about bed bugs and how to safeguard against them.