Bed bugs can enter your home undetected in luggage, clothing, or other items because they are tiny and difficult to see. Unlike other pests, bed bugs don’t have nests but hide in groups in places like mattresses, box springs, and bed frames, where it will be easy to bite you at night. Don’t itch through this infestation when we offer expert bed bug management in Olympia. Our certified team members treat you like family because we know there is no one size fits all solution.
FAQ About Bed Bugs
It can be challenging to know which pests your home is facing. Though we provide generalized pest management with our maintenance services, it’s also essential to provide specific solutions when you have bed bugs.
We’ve answered some common questions so you know what bed bugs look like and how they survive in your home:
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped, brown insects that are typically no wider than the width of a credit card. Adult bugs are about the size of an apple seed but can swell red after eating. These bugs can’t fly, but they do move quickly.
How Quickly Do Bed Bugs Reproduce?
Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs over a lifetime, which are about the size of a speck of dust. These are called nymphs and shed their skin five times to reach maturity in about a month. In just a year, bed bugs can produce more than three generations.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed bugs live off the blood of animals and humans. Nymphs have to feed before they shed their skin. This means that they hide in areas like mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards, so it’s easy for them to bite you at night. Over time, they will continue to move through your space into any crevice.
What Are the Signs of Bed Bugs?
Bed bug bites are typically painless but will later become small itchy welts. These are usually found in areas where the skin is exposed while you sleep, like around the ankles. You may also notice blood stains on sheets or dark rusty spots. Don’t continue to suffer from these pests when we offer professional bed bug management in Olympia.
As soon as you notice bed bugs in your home, we understand that you want them to be gone as quickly as possible. However, because of their quick reproduction and spread rate, removing them in one session can be difficult. Depending on the infestation level and your house size, it could take up to six weeks and four treatments to eliminate these pests.
Most bed bugs will die during the one to three-hour treatment session. However, because these bugs are so small, there are many places they can hide and not experience the full impact of treatment. This is why multiple sessions may be needed to eradicate these pests.
If bed bugs survive the initial treatment, they can become active immediately. In most homes, bed bugs can lay dormant for up to six months. This is another reason multiple treatments are necessary to eliminate bed bugs altogether.
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