6 Creepy Characteristics of Bed Bugs

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Bedbugs are a nightmare of every household. Bed Bug Control in Jaipur shares some of the characteristics of bed bugs. They are commonly known as blood sucking pests as they feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep.


1. Omnipresent

Bed bugs can flourish anywhere, irrespective of our socio- economic status. We can find them in flats, hospitals, hostels, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, movie theatres, shops, hotels, etc. In short, we can find them just about anywhere the humans are. The density of bed bug population depends upon factors such as population size and living conditions and our alertness level.

2. Resilient
Bed bugs are known to survive without any food for months at end. They can remain in the furniture, travel bags and beds until they are near any human again. Bed bugs are weather resistant. They are indifferent to extreme heat or cold. They have evolved over time, making themselves adaptable to insecticides.

3. Smart
Bed bugs are obscure. They hide in mattress, boxes, sofa, beds, behind electrical switch plates and wall crevices. Our body heat and the carbon dioxide exhaled by us brings them out of their hiding place. They are nocturnal pests. If there is warm body around, then they also come out during the day. They attack once we are relaxed and still for a long period of time.

4. Orderly
Bed bugs have a specific feeding pattern. Once a bed bug finds a warm body, it will feed for 8 minutes until sated. Saliva of a bed bug acts as an anaesthetic. This saliva also promotes increased blood flow at the bite location. This makes the feeding process quick and painless. Hence, we can’t sense when a bed bugs bites and suck blood. After feeding, bed bugs move to a sheltered place and hide for few days. During this time, they digest their meal, mate and lay eggs.

5. Safe
Bed bugs are not germs carrier. Hence, they are not known to spread any diseases. However, their bites can cause allergic reactions and itching. Some people react to bed bugs bites whereas some people may not react to their bites. Excessive scratching can lead to secondary infections.

6. Hitch Hikers
Anyone can get bed bugs because they do not appear spontaneously in our home. People bring bed bugs into their homes unknowingly through infested bags, purses, furniture, bedding, shoes or clothing. Beg bugs tend to hitchhike on your belongings and enter home or vice versa

If you have a bed bug infestation, contact reputed Pest Control Services. Ensure that they have experience in bed bug control. They will inspect your home and recommend an effective course of treatment.

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