As if you needed something else to worry about, bedbugs, those pests from the old bedtime rhyme are making a comeback. More of a nuisance than a health hazard, they’re showing up to suck blood from people in hotels, motels, and college dorms. Bedbugs are small, flat, wingless insects with six legs that, like mosquitoes, feed on blood from animals or people. They range in color from almost white to brown, but they turn rusty red after feeding. The common bedbug doesn’t grow much longer than 0.2 inches (.5 centimeters) and can be seen by the naked eye to the astute observer.
Bedbugs get their name because they like to hide in bedding and mattresses. These bugs are most often found in hotels, hostels, shelters, and apartment complexes where many people come and go. Because bedbugs hide in small crevices, they can hitch a ride into your home, on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes, and other objects. Bedbugs are found worldwide, but are most common in developing countries. Once rare in North America, they may be on the rise due, in part to increases in international travel.
These nocturnal insects can hide in beds, floors, furniture, wood, and paper trash during the day. We humans usually become their dinner during the night, with peak biting activity just before dawn. They can obtain their meal in as little as three minutes, after which they are engorged and drop off the host, then crawl into a hiding place to digest their meal. Bedbugs can live for 10 month, and can go weeks without feeding.
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Bedbugs bite their victims in the night and bed bug infestations are the source of stress and trauma for many Americans every year. If you think you have a bed bug problem, please contact Delmar today by calling 1-800-200-5441 to schedule a FREE bed bug inspection.
Amazingly, these sneaky little bloodsuckers dine on you without waking you. You don’t feel their stealthy bite because they inject a numbing agent into your body, along with an anticoagulant to keep your blood flowing as they suck. The first sign of bedbugs may be itchy, red bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders. Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows of bites.
In a recent study, researchers reviewed 53 recent studies on bedbugs and their health and medical effects. The results showed that although bedbugs have been blamed for the spread of up to 40 different human diseases, there is little evidence to suggest they are carriers of human disease.
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Delmar utilizes a variety of methods that help track down bed bugs on your property. Our experts know how to determine how infestations occur and prevent future bed bug infestations with our professional and trusted bed bug control services.