bed bug pest control in black heath

Bed Bug Biology

Bedbugs are around 5-7 mm long, oval shaped brown coloured, and have  a 3-part beak, a 4 part antennae, and vestigial wings. They have very thin, vertically flattened bodies covered with short, golden-coloured hair. They secrete a distinctive odour, due to chemicals produced by  their glands. The abdomens are pointed in males and rounded in females. They feed on the blood of humans or and it can take up to 15 minutes for single bedbug to feed. Adult bed bugs and large nymphs will secrete digested blood meals while feeding and this produces the tell tale blood spots found on bed sheets in an infested property.

Bed Bugs feed constantly and for each of the five nymphal stages must have at least 1 blood meal before it can develop to the next stage. Females must feed in order to produce eggs. Bedbugs will travel 5-20 ft. from an established area to feed. They are known to prefer humans, but often feed on birds, rodents or other mammals. Their life cycle from egg to egg may take four to five weeks under the right conditions. Bedbugs are nocturnal but will seek hosts and feed in full daylight when hungry. Females attach their small cylindrical pearly-white eggs to any nearby surfaces each female can lay  up to 500 eggs over the span of her lifetime.

Where do Bed Bugs Live

Common bedbugs can be found all over the Northern and Southern Hemispheres nearly anywhere that a concentrated population of people as they thrive at temperatures and humidity’s that are considered comfortable for humans, who usually provide bed bugs with plenty of blood meals and plenty of good local habitat nearby.

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