Bed Bug Facts and Tips
Understanding bed bugs will help in removing them from your home and prevent further bed bug infestations in your home or how to prevent getting them when travelling or holidaying for instance.
- A female bed bug can lay up to 300 eggs in her life time in the right conditions.
- A bed bug will feed for between 5-6 minutes at a time. That can be one itchy bed bug bite! They move because of your body heat. Biting in tracks.
- Bed bugs may only feed once every 3 - 8 days.
- There are no diseases transmitted from bed bugs.
- Bedbugs feed solely on blood.
- Young bed bugs are translucent before a blood meal.
- Bedbugs will nest on beds, mattresses, bedside units, carpets, any area close to the bed.
- An adult bed bug is reddish, brownish and flat and oval. 4-5 mm in length.
- An adult bed bug can survive for up to 12 months with feeding.
- Bed bug eggs are small at 1mm and white and they will spread them on anything close to the bed.
- Bedbugs will climb curtains and nest in the gather if your curtains overhang your bed.
- Bedbugs can be picked up simply by sitting on an infested bed or sofa and will stay on you if you then leave.
- Bedbugs excrement is black and usually you can follow their movement by following the excrement marks.
- Bedbugs do not like heat.