What is a bedbug?
- Bedbugs are parasitic – meaning they feed on human blood.
- They are attracted by carbon dioxide (our breath).
- Female bedbugs usually lay five to seven eggs per day. They can live up to 18 months with no food source.
- Adult bedbugs grow to 4-5 mm in length.
- Bedbug eggs are tiny and hard to see without magnification, as individual eggs are about the size of a dust spec.
- Bedbugs are nocturnal and are active mostly at nighttime. They hang out during the daytime in microscopic locations, hiding and waiting for their next feeding.
- Depending on their age, bedbugs can be as small as 1 mm and up to 6.5 mm in length, making them very difficult to locate.
- The bedbug will feed on a human host for five to 10 minutes at a time and then return to its hiding place.
How Do They Get Here?
There are several ways in which one's dwelling may become infested with bedbugs. The bedbugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually unknowingly transported in luggage, clothing or other belongings that are carried by individuals as they travel.
This is not something you want to take on yourself. You will waste your time and money, and will most likely make the situation worse.
If you suspect you have bedbugs, call Bugman Pest Elimination immediately for a free consultation, inspection and estimate at 803-788-0543!