Bed Bugs Removal - Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs get their name from their living habits in human beds. They find cover during the day only to come out and feed on the bed’s occupants at night.
They are ectoparasites primarily on humans, but will occasionally attack poultry and other birds, and other mammals. They are not native of the United States, but were brought in with the early colonists. They can be found throughout the world.
Typically they can be found in cracks and crevices in bed frames where pieces are connected, in night stands, picture frames, stuffed furniture, baseboards, floorboards, behind loose wallpaper, light switches, door and window frames, mattress buttons and tufting, etc.
In heavy infestations, Bed Bugs can be found in wall voids and attics, or other enclosed places. Infestations have been found in boats, planes, trains, and busses, as well as in movie theaters in the seats and frames.
They can be brought into a structure in used furniture or the belongings of someone who has been living in a Bed Bug infested situation.
Adults can survive for up to 6-7 months if they are well fed, and can feed on other animals if there are no humans present. Studies are finding that they typically come out of hiding to feed between 3 to 6 am.
They have evolved to feed when the host is “paralyzed” in REM sleep and cannot kill it. Although the bite of a Bed Bug is painless, most people develop an allergic reaction to the saliva injected by the bug as it feeds.
The area of the bite usually swells as a result, but there is no red spot in the middle like with Flea bites.Bed bugs have been found to be infected with many disease organisms.
However, although Bed Bugs have been suspected in the transmission of many diseases or disease organisms in humans, in most cases there is no conclusive evidence.
In homes, most Bed Bug infestations can be controlled with a single treatment to mattress areas, bed frames, wall crevices, and baseboards. In apartment buildings and hotels, units on either side and above or below the infested unit should also be inspected.