Bed Bugs are tiny creatures, but when they are on your premises, you can lack peace of mind until you get rid of them. They like staying in warm and dark places e.g, on the folds of the sofa sets, on the edges of the mattresses, on the edge of the beds, etc, so if you don’t know what a bed bug looks like, be on the lookout on those areas. They can be your in-house and interrupt your sleep, especially your peace; Until you make a decision for the Bed bug inspection, the bugs can survive in the home or even workplace for so many years.
Bed bugs are brownish-red, and they are known to bite animals and humanity on the exposed skin, e.g., the hands and arms. They are also known to be parasites. This is because they live where their host is to get food to feed on. The difference between the bedbug and the other parasites is that bed bugs don’t spread diseases to human beings, but they cause other health issues.
Bed bugs do hatch eggs in 6-10 days. They change from egg to nymph: bed bugs’ nymph stage looks whitish-yellow. It does look so translucent in its appearance. If it doesn’t feed on well, it becomes colorless and hard to see with your eyes. As it feeds on human blood, it grows into an adult. An adult bed bug can survive for 6-12 months if it feeds on well. Female bed bugs lay up to 5 eggs in a day. This means that if the invaded area has many females, the eggs laid there can be very many, and when they hatch, it can be uncontrollable to manage them. It’s advised to get rid of them as soon as possible.
How to Treat Bed bug Bites
Bed bugs can’t make you sick, but they can bite you and make your affected area itchy, and it may swell. The best solution is to clear the area with water and antiseptic soap to reduce the itchiness.
You can also use over-the-counter medicine or creams to apply to the affected area.
You have seen that bed bugs like hiding in dark places, e.g., mattresses, on the couch, or on the clothes where they know the host is always around. Let’s see how we can get rid of bed bugs in the mattress.
How to inspect Bed bugs on the mattress
The mattress area is where primarily bed bugs hide. This is because they want to be near the host. They always feed at night when the host is highly dormant.
First, you need to remove the bedsheets from the bed; examine the dark spots of the mattress carefully.
Examining the top of the mattress pays attention to the folding areas of the mattress; this is where primarily bed bugs hide.
Remove the mattress from the bed, lean it on the wall and inspect the underneath side of the mattress.
Check also where the pieces of wood are nailed together. If you find traces of bedbugs, don’t hesitate to contact a pest control company that knows how to get rid of bed bugs using safe chemicals for both you and your household.