Reports of bed bug invasion are increasing significantly. And generally, the said bugs can make anyone their victim so it is essential that you know how to eliminate them. However, in order for any bed bugs treatment to operate effectively, you need to learn the basic things about the pests.
As others would say, knowledge is power. And when it comes to exterminating bed bugs, indeed it is. With the basic facts about the indoor pests, you can know the right time, the best way and the correct place to enforce the elimination procedure.
In other terms, knowing the basic facts about the pests can make your bed bugs treatment a success. Getting down to the specifics, the knowledge can save you time, money and effort. That's mainly because it can make you get the process done right the first time.
The first of the things that you must know about bed bugs is how they look. This is vital in correctly identifying the pests as it will tell you the appropriate succeeding steps that you will have to take. And basically, you should know that the said pests are small, flat, oval-shaped and reddish brown in color when already matured and almost translucent when still young.
Next to the physical characteristics, you should dig up about their feeding and reproduction process. The said pests usually feed on human blood, albeit they can nourish themselves with animal blood as well. They are at their peak at night and can survive for up to 18 months in hiding without feeding. The females of their species can lay 500 eggs for their whole life. So even if you can't see them, do not automatically think that they aren't present because before you know it, there are already thousands of them roaming your place.
In addition, you also have to know about the hiding areas of the pests which are basically cracks and crevices. Even gaps in almost anything can also serve as their breeding places. Besides that, for a really successful bed bugs operation, you must not skip finding out about the signs of their infestation. Some of those are dark tracks on their possibly-infested items and a sickly sweet smell that goes with it.
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This post was written by Brian Belview on April 15, 2011