Identifying bed bugs is the first step to dealing with the problem. This content may help you determine if your pest is actually a bedbug:
Bedbug Size: 1/4 to 3/8 inch (4-5 mm)
Bedbug Color: Reddish brown or brown
Bedbug Description: The adult bed bug is a wingless insect that is flattened from top to bottom.
Bedbug Habitat: At the beginning of an infestation, bed bugs are likely to be found only in seams, and folds of mattresses and bed covers. In areas of heavy infestation, bed bugs can be found in crevices in the bed frame.
Bedbug Life Cycle: The life cycle of a bed bug are: Egg, Nymph, and Adult. The females lay about 450 eggs at a rate of up to 5 per day, in cracks and crevices in the floor or bed, and the eggs attach to any hard surface. Newly hatched bed bugs begin feeding immediately. They shed their skin five times before becoming adults.
As with any pest infestation, if you’re not sure, it’s time to call the experts. At Select Exterminating we offer free inspections. If you are having trouble identifying bed bugs, give us a call.
Once you’ve determined you have bed bugs, it’s time to get rid of them. Bed bug infestations generally require professional intervention. Contact the licensed and trained experts at Select Exterminating. We’ve been helping New York and New Jersey homeowners and business owners eliminate bed bugs for over 60 years!