Bedbugs are the most common and pesky pests known to man. In fact, they have been feeding on human blood for centuries. They were once eradicated in the United States of America, but the arrival of immigrants and travelers from all over the world has made an increase in the bedbug population. These small insects infest homes, apartments, business premises, motels, shelters, and hotels.
Fortunately, the Freedom Home Package can combat your bedbug infestation and provide year-long control.
That bedbugs can fly!
Bed bugs cannot fly or jump despite the fact that they have small wing pads, this is because they don’t function. These tiny creatures have hard flat bodies and generally infest homes, hotels, or other living quarters that are in disarray, unkempt or outright dirty; however, if bedbugs want to get into your home then even a spotless environment can have an infestation of bedbugs. The only true guard is true quality pest control and top-notch sanitation of your living quarters.
The Truth About Bedbugs
There are over 90 different species of bedbugs. They belong in the family of Cimicidae species, a group of small pests that feed entirely on human and animal blood. They are not just a health risk, but a massive nuisance because of the rate at which they can multiply. A single bedbug can lay up to 500 eggs in its life, at least five eggs in a single day and have a gestation period of less than two weeks for the eggs to hatch. So if you have a bedbug issue, address it immediately or you may have an infestation on your hands in no time at all.
An adult bed bug is about 5 mm-7 mm in length, while nymphs are 1.5 mm in length. In addition to this, bed bugs have brown, flat oval-shaped bodies and are sometimes mistaken for lice or ticks. Their bodies tend to swell once they have fed on the blood of either human or animals. It is hard to see a bedbug with your naked eyes as they are most active at night. They mostly hide in under mattresses in case of a home invasion and only bite at night while you are sleeping.
South Texas has had alarming reports of infestation by these blood- sucking creatures in their hotels and homes.
Potential Problems Associated With Bedbugs
- Social Seclusion will definitely occur once people find out you have been infested with bedbugs.
- These creatures cause insomnia leading to exhaustion both mentally and physically. This often leads to anxiety, loss of appetite, irritability, and inability to focus.
- Financial and economic strain in the case of hotels, schools or motels being infested with bedbugs; people will avoid these areas at all costs.
- Their bite causes infection and itchiness.
- Some people may experience allergic reactions to bed bug bites.
- Itchiness that cause ghastly reddish scabs and bumps on your skin if untreated, can lead to depression.
- Bed bug bites can lead to immune system weakening in turn, increasing your risk of being attacked by latent illnesses.
Minimize Potential Outbreaks
Perform a thorough inspection to your beddings and furniture see if you will come across whitish eggs, fecal material, live or dead bed bugs and flaked shells.
Other proactive steps you can take to reduce outbreak.
- Wash-down fabrics with the very hot water to kill the eggs.
- When bitten, try not to scratch the infected areas it will lead to infection.
- Keep sleeping bags and any other stuff that you are not using frequently tightly sealed in a box.
- Maintain top-notch sanitation and cleanliness
- Dispose of your bed or anything that has been heavily infested by these creatures.
- Calling professionals to come and fumigate your home.
- Use antibiotic creams or antiseptic on the infected areas to prevent any complications.
- Steam or use a suction vacuum on all carpets, un-washable cushions and furniture.