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Learn Everything You Need To Know About Bed Bug Identification and Removal
Think you may have a bed bug problem? Use our free guide to get the information that you need to identify bed bugs, understand where they come from and safely remove them.
This guide will help you:
- Learn more about bed bugs and how they thrive.
- Prevent bed bugs from infesting your home.
- Safely rid your home of bed bugs if they do occur.
- Select and work with a pest control operator.
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How Bed Bugs Grow and Reproduce
Bed bugs are most active when we sleep. They crawl onto exposed skin. Bed bugs inject a mild anesthetic and suck up a small amount of blood. Most people never feel the actual bite. Bed bugs need a blood meal to grow and lay eggs. To reach the adult stage, a bed bug must successfully obtain 5 blood feedings (one before advancing to the next stage of growth.) A female lays 5-7 eggs per week and, with a constant food source, will lay 200-500 eggs in her life. Eggs take about 10 days to hatch. Bed bugs are fully grown in 2-4 months and can live as long as a year.
The Health Effects Of Bed Bugs
Although bed bugs are a nuisance, they are not known to spread disease. Bed bug bites can be very itchy and irritating.
Most welts heal in a ew days but in unusual cases the welt may persist for several weeks. Usually an anti-itching ointment will help. Consult a pharmacist if the itching persists or a doctor if the bite becomes infected. The anxiety about being bit can lead to sleeplessness and affect one's wellbeing. Properly and effectively responding to bed bugs can keep anxiety in check.
Some people become so desperate that they use illegal or excessive amounts of pesticides that can lead to poisonings. This guide provides advice of how to get rid of bed bugs safely.
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