Did you know bed bugs can hide behind baseboards and in cracks, crevices, and folded areas of beds, bedding and adjacent furniture, especially mattresses and box springs? Not only that, an adult female can lay an average of 5 eggs per day, and more than 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime. The adult bed bug is about 4-5 mm long (1/5 in long) and it has a flat oval shape and light brown color before eating. But after eating they become round and deep in body color.
Bed bugs usually come out at night for a blood meal, going out for food one hour before dawn, seeking the target by sensing the body temperature and exhaled carbon dioxide. They can consume about 4 times more weight than their body weight in 15 minutes.
Here are some easy signs to detect a bed bug infestation but always keep in mind that different people react differently to bed bugs bites;
Red, itchy bites
Marked arms and shoulders
Excreta (blood stains on the mattress)
These are the most common areas where you can find bed bugs;
Whenever someone encounters a bed bug problem, the first thing they think about is “How can I get rid of the bed bugs? Or, How do I kill them?.