The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says bedbugs hide in the smallest of places, such as folded clothes, in the seams of luggage or mattresses and in furniture, making it easy to spread them throughout a home. People can easily and unknowingly transfer the critters from one destination to another.Know More
At its largest, an adult bedbug measures 5 millimeters wide, and its white egg (1 millimeter) is so small it's hard to spot with the naked eye. Officials with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency says bedbug bites are oftentimes misdiagnosed, giving the critters ample time to spread to other areas of the home. There are chemical and non chemical ways to nix a bedbug infestation if acted upon quickly.
Nonchemical treatments include an hour on high heat (113 degrees) in the dryer or cold treatments (below 0 degrees) for up to 4 days. Chemical treatments can be bought in stores, online or from professional pest control companies.Learn more about Fleas & Bedbugs
Bedbugs are small brown insects that can infest furniture, bedding and carpeting. They cause a variety of symptoms such as itching, rashes, welts and allergic reactions.Full Answer >
Bedbugs can be identified by their brown, flat, wingless and oval-shaped bodies and by their bites, which cause a small and itchy bump or welt on the skin. They're roughly the size of an apple seed, although young bedbugs are smaller. After feeding, they grow slightly larger, rounder and longer, and they turn a purplish-red hue.Full Answer >
Bedbugs do not fly. Bedbugs are wingless insects that move from host to host by crawling. Bedbugs can jump, but only over very short distances.Full Answer >
The process of eliminating bedbugs requires a thorough cleaning regimen over several hours a week until the pests no longer infest your home. Gather pesticides, a vacuum, heavy trash bags, bedbug interceptors and a heavy plastic encasement for each bed. You also need access to a washer and dryer.Full Answer >