Bed Bugs

What are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)  are small wingless insects that feed solely upon its hosts’ blood.  They are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dormitories, and shelters.  Hatchling bed bugs are about the size of a poppy seed, and adults are about 1/4 of an inch in length. From above they are oval in shape, but are flattened from top to bottom.  When disturbed, bed bugs actively seek shelter in dark cracks and crevices, which is why it makes them hard to locate at times.  Because of this your place of living can have bed bugs months before you discover them.  Bed bugs can be found primarily in bedrooms, living in mattresses, but, can also be found on all furniture including couches, draperies and carpets.  They can also live in closets, around baseboards, and any crack and crevice surrounding a bed.



What Should You Do if You Discover Bed Bugs?

Bug Doctor specializes in the treatment of bed bugs.  Their secretive nature makes bed bugs difficult to find and eliminate. Sometimes people mistake other insect pests for bed bugs. Bed bugs do not respond to typical household bug sprays which can actually spread the insects. Panicked individuals often spread bed bugs throughout their home by dragging infected bed linens or mattresses through their home to the trash. If you think you have bed bugs, your best course of action is to immediately call an experienced Bug Doctor pest control professional for help in exterminating this awful pest.

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