In most people’s minds bed bugs are associated with poverty or poor hygiene, but in fact they can come seemingly from nowhere, and become a problem in any household. Μany people require the assistance of professional bed bug treatment in order to get rid of them.
Unfortunately bedbugs bite. These annoying pests usually thrive at night when people are sleeping. Bed bugs have a rusty red color, and once they mature, they develop a flat oval body shape roughly the size of an apple seed and if crushed, they give off a peculiar, pungent smell. Bed bugs are fairly common, and feature in many homes.
It would be difficult for a layperson to effectively exterminate bed bugs on their own. The insects need to be entirely eliminated, without leaving anything behind that could lead to problems later on. Our experienced technicians are able to do the job thoroughly, so there is minimum risk of a recurrence of the infestation.
Bed bug living habits
Bed bugs hide in mattresses, furniture cracks, walls, box springs, bedding and even on the floor. Surprisingly, they can survive for months and even a year without feeding. They can survive large temperature ranges, even up to 450 C.
Female bedbugs are proactive and they lay many eggs. In favorable situations, bed bugs can fully develop in a month and procreate more than three times every year. These pests are fast breeders and the sooner that you can enlist the services of a bed bug exterminator; the better it will be for you, as you will be rid of these nasty creatures.
The bite caused by a bed bug is painless and is often actually invisible. In some severe cases though, you might notice red patches, swelling, rashes or itching. This should not cause alarm, as the bites are not poisonous, so there is no need to seek treatment unless you have particularly hypersensitive skin. However, they can give you sleepless nights, thereby affecting your quality of life. What matters is that once you notice that you have them, you should look for professional treatment