MASSIVE increase in Bed Bugs treatments in Peterborough & Boston
The team at SWAT Pest Control Peterborough thought as we are so busy with Bed Bug treatments at the moment we would share some information about the these blood sucking Bug's
Bed Bugs Facts: Often associated with children’s bed time tales, the bed bug is a small, flat, oval shaped insect. They most commonly feed on human blood but will also bite pets if necessary. Before you treat or hire someone to do it for you, get your education and facts first. APPEARANCE: Bed bugs are reddish brown in color and are wingless Roughly oval in shape and become swollen after a blood meal Bed bugs are dorsoventrally flattened (thin), and this means that they can hide in narrow cracks and crevices Fast runners Size: Approximately 3/16 inch long DIET: Bed bugs feed on blood and have mouth parts that are especially adapted for sucking on the skin. Like most blood sucking arthropods, they inject saliva during feeding, which has anticoagulant properties. Bed bugs respond to the warmth and carbon dioxide of a host and quickly locate a suitable feeding site. Most feeding occurs at night, and they generally seek shelter during the day. Bed Bugs typically feed at night by biting exposed areas of skin such as the face, neck, hands, legs and arms. The bite itself is painless and usually goes undetected at the time because bed bugs inject an anticoagulant (a blood thinner) along with an anesthetic to create a numbing effect as they feed. Because feeding usually takes 5-10 minutes, this anesthetic-like compound allows the bed bugs to easily feed uninterrupted. However, bed bugs are opportunistic and will bite in the day, especially if starved for some time. They can survive for long periods without feeding. While their preferred host is human, they will feed on wide variety of other warm-blooded animals including rodents, rabbits, bats, and even birds.
photo above by SWAT pest control Peterborough shows bed bug dropping and blood splatter on head board this is why bed bug treatments can take hours and sometimes need more than one treatment