*Bedbugs are nocturnal and are most active just before dawn. They are attracted by the warmth of a human body and the carbon dioxide that we exhale as we breathe. When a bedbug bites, it pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place. The bites cannot usually be felt until some minutes or hours later, as a dermatological reaction to the injected agents. Bites are often found in rows or clusters on various places on the body. Bed bugs typically feed every five to ten days, although bedbugs can survive for as long as 18 months without feeding. Bedbugs can consume more than three times their own body weight in your blood. If a major infestation exists, you can be bitten several hundred times by bed bugs in a single night.
Signs of Infestation:
*Bedbugs often hide along the seams of mattresses, leaving eggs and dark spots. You may also see small blood stains on sheets. Bedbugs spread rapidly and can be found in many locations besides the mattress. They can hide in small cracks and crevices, on the bed frame, in the box springs, behind baseboards, in electrical outlets, carpeting, and more.
How to Control:
*Bedbugs are difficult to control on your own. Contact Tyto Pest Control.