The presence of bedbugs in our homes is normally irritating. It is also embarrassing to have the bedbugs in your home as most people will think that you are dirty. It also frustrates to wake up in the morning and start scratching the itching bedbug bites all over your body. Sometimes it is usually difficult to say whether the creature in your home is a bedbug. It will be much easier to eliminate the bedbugs once you have confirmed their existence. Therefore, before you think of getting rid of the pest you should first know what it is. The article herein discusses some of the information that will guide you to say whether the creature is a bedbug.
Bedbugs are always small and move by crawling. Their body is always oval shaped and flat. They can easily access any tiny space within your furniture. Bedbugs multiply very fast since a single mature female lays hundreds of eggs. The growth life cycle of a bed bug involves shedding of the outer skin and stops once it has reached maturity. Therefore, the presence of the skin debris is also an indication of the presence of the bedbugs.
Bedbugs usually have a long lifespan and feed on blood of animals such as dogs and cats and even human blood. The bedbugs feed source for blood from people while they are asleep explaining while they like staying in the beds. They can penetrate to through the skin since their mouths are sharp and straw like. You will only be able to tell bedbug bites once it has stopped sucking of blood because of the irritation. Bedbugs are not able to spread diseases so you should only be worried about the irritating bites.
Making your home clean is not an immunity to bedbug infestation. Bedbugs only exist if they are carried into your home. Some of the means of carriage are infested furniture and people. You can carry bedbugs from a different place that you visited that is infested. Another source of bedbugs is from the neighborhood as they can move by crawling. Sometimes people mistake the bed bug bites for other insect bites such as mosquitos and fleas. The distinctive feature of a bedbug bite is the swollen core.
You should find a way of getting rid of the best once you have ascertained that they are bedbugs. Since bedbug is a common problem, companies have been established to combat their infestation. The pest control companies are capable of getting rid of the pests in the most efficient manner. You can also get rid of the bedbug yourself by thoroughly cleaning all the rooms until all the bedbugs and eggs are gone.