Bed bugs are some of the most common pests that people encounter in their homes, and they can create some of the biggest problems. Bed bugs can live up to four years, lay up to 500 eggs throughout their life, and survive by feeding on blood. These insects can live for up to four years, and females typically lay eggs on a daily basis. The average bed bug will lay as many as 500 eggs, which hatch in a couple of weeks. This means that even a small bed bug infestation can quickly turn into a large problem.
Where to Look
If bed bugs aren’t taken care of immediately, they can spread to several areas of the home. Not only are these insects known for invading beds, but they can also be found within wooden cabinets, furniture, and other areas of the home. You may also find them in old books, bags, papers, behind pictures and wallpaper, and even light outlets.
What to Look For
If you notice red spots on your skin, especially after waking up, you may have a bed bug infestation. Other signs to look for include blood stains on walls or bedding. But just how do bed bugs make their way into people’s homes? Since they often live in tables, chairs, and beds, people can often bring them indoors unknowingly when they buy a used piece of furniture. However, they can be hard to spot because they live inside wood and only grow to a half a centimeter in length.
3 Step Approach
At Buffalo Pest Control, we take a 3 step approach when it comes to getting rid of bed bugs:
- Before getting started, you should remove all fabric items from every room, place them into a bag, and seal them.
- Take all of the bags outside of your house.
- All items should be washed in hot water, and then dried at a high heat setting in a drier. Place these items in new bags, but don’t bring them back inside until the extermination process is complete.
Whether you suspect you may have bed bugs in your home or you have already encountered these pests, don’t panic. At Buffalo Pest Control, we have the tools needed for bed bug control. For more details about our bed bug extermination services, give us a call today to speak with a member of our team!