The most common bed bug called Cimex Lectularius is a small, oval-shaped, brownish parasitic insect, known to feed on human blood. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies and are roughly the size of a tiny apple seed, however once they have finished feeding, their bodies swell and almost double in size and take on a darker color. The female bedbug lays 1 to 3 eggs per day and as many as 200 to 500 eggs in her lifetime which ranges from 6-12 months – and sometimes even more. In the last few years, the world has experienced an explosion of bed bug infestations. Hong Kong is not immune – in fact, the region has seen a continuous increase in cases of bed bugs. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 4 households in Hong Kong have bed bugs.
BED BUGS BITES
Bed bugs do not fly, but they move very quickly. They spend most of the time in the dark. In dwellings, they are most often seen in mattress seams, sofas, carpets, cracks in the wall… Bed bugs come out to feed at night when people are asleep and they feed for anywhere between 3 and 10 minutes and crawl back into hiding. The bites themselves are not painful, and for this reason, they go unnoticed for a long time. The bed bugs bite may form a line or be in a zigzag pattern. Typically, bites tend to occur on areas exposed during sleeping, such as: neck, arms and legs.
A bedbug infestation is not due to lack of hygiene; rather, it is a common problem in highly populated areas such as Hong Kong. Eliminating bed bugs from the home is often difficult, partly because bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding so an early detection of infestation is essential to avoid the bed bugs from spreading.
HOW AND WHERE TO FIND BED BUGS
The best way to identify a bedbug infestation is to look for physical signs of their existence. They are hard to find, but if you know where to look, you could spot them looking for the following signs;
- Blood stains on bed sheets or pillowcases caused by bed bugs being crushed.
- Dark spots which are bed bug excrement on bed sheets, mattresses, walls, curtains…
- Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
- Live bed bugs.
- A musty odor from the bed bugs’ scent glands.
They are most commonly found hiding in:
HIDDEN SPOTS BED BUGS LOVE
HOW TO KILL BED BUGS
Bedbugs are tough to kill, and it usually takes a combination of multiple methods to obliterate an infestation. Only a thoroughly trained professional with expertise on bedbug infestation can determine the best treatment option after inspecting your home thoroughly. When it comes to exterminate bed bugs, DIY solutions are usually ineffective and risk re-infestations.
However, studies have shown that the best and most effective treatment to kill bed bugs is a combination of Heat Treatment and insecticide as a prevention Heat treatment is the only way to kill all bed bugs and eggs in just one day, in a single service with minimal or no chemical use at a reasonable cost. This is the most effective method, as bed bugs are highly resistant to most chemical treatments and have a low tolerance for extreme heat.
At Nobedbugs-hk, we know how much of a problem these little suckers can create- not only in your life, but the lives of your loved ones. We treasure the knowledge and experience gained over our 10 years of exterminating bed bugs with heat treatment. This has given us plenty of time to perfect our service, fighting them efficiently and effectively. When using Heat Treatment, heat radiates into walls and your belongings to get bed bugs in places that are had to get to with insecticides.
Our bed bug heat treatment is performed discreetly using specialized heating equipment and processes. This thermal bed bug extermination kills all stages of life in less than 8 hours, including nymphs, and eggs. This is why, Nobedbugs-hk team have specialised on Heat Treatments among others extermination treatments..
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