About Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs appear in a few different sizes, see chart below, but tend to be a dark reddish color. Once they feed they will have a truer red color to them and increase in size. An unfed adult averages around 5 mm making them difficult to see on dark backgrounds. The eggs are very small and white in color, if you look close enough you can usually see these little eggs as a female Bed Bug can lay hundreds of eggs in her life cycle of over a year. Other signs to check for are small blood spots or brown spots on the mattress, as the bites tend to leave spots behind.
A Bed Bug bites multiple times in one feeding and can be the source of much discomfort, mentally and physically for you and your loved ones. Their bites can be itchy and present themselves as a patchy red spot with bumps. While they can survive without blood for over a year, they tend to find a host and stay close by.
We know them to be in our homes and businesses. However, they are commonly found as a parasite on birds, and bats. Making it important to keep bats out of our property as well. The best housekeeping cannot eliminate an infestation. Only a professional pest control expert can rid your property of Bed Bugs.
If you suspect Bed Bugs carefully inspect the nooks and crevices of your furniture and mattress. Lift up the sheets down to the bare mattress and look for a small bug along the seams, as well as their eggs. As well one should check the box spring, sofa and chairs. These parasites will likely be much deeper into the furniture as well, but a few might be spotted in these easy spots.