Bed bugs are very small parasitic insects that are rising in number, making a strong comeback after nearly 50 years of limited activity. Adult bed bugs have a distinct reddish-brown colour and have flat, oval-shaped bodies about 6mm in length. In a protected area, an adult female will lay up to five eggs in one day. The eggs are small, approximately 1mm in size and are whitish in colour, making them nearly invisible to the untrained eye. Bed bug eggs are slightly sticky when first laid, which allows them to adhere to surfaces to remain safe until hatching. Once hatched, bed bugs nymphs are no larger then a pinhead, closely resembling the adults, but smaller and lighter in colour until they reach maturity. The nymphs mature rapidly, shedding their exoskeleton as they grow larger after each feeding. Bed buys feed exclusively on blood, preferring human blood, but will also feed on other warm-blooded animals if necessary.
Can I do it myself?
Do-it-yourself methods of bed bug control are not often successful due to the naturally elusive and nocturnal nature of the pest. An experienced eye and training are essential to fully understand and eradicate the pests, using tried and trusted techniques. At Dan's Property Services, we employ a team of highly trained, pest control professionals, that are ready to assist whenever you need us.
At Dan's Property Services, we strive to give customers a rapid, efficient service and make every effort to be with you as soon as possible.
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