If you’re a landowner, the presence of bed bugs is a big problem. These tiny critters are often eyesores that can ward off potential tenants in your building. Aside from the nasty bites that leave prominent itchy marks on your skin, these insects can spread very fast. In fact, these insects are the fastest rising pest control problem in the developing world.
Signs of bed bugs
Apart from their bites, which are often characterised by raised, red welts and a burning and itching sensation, , you also can sense the presence of bed bugs if you see the following:
- Cast or shed exoskeletons, skins or shells,
- Stains of their droppings on your mattress or beddings
- Tiny bloodstains on your sheets or pajamas.
If you see any sign of these tiny insects, you should contact pest control professionals at once. For many landowners, bed bug infestation is an emergency as it can ruin your reputation as a residential or commercial property manager.
Here are other facts that make these pests repulsive to any resident:
- Bugs know humans’ presence because they can smell the carbon dioxide we exhale.
- They are always on the lookout for your blood, which is their food.
- If not treated at once with pest control interventions, these insects can multiply by thousands in just a single bedroom.
- A bed bug can suck blood thrice its weight in a single meal.
- Apart from mattresses and beddings they can also live at any place in your house. This makes this pest species hard to control.
- They can travel up to 100 feet away in search of a meal, which makes it possible to move from unit to unit in various units in a building.
- They can breed very fast. A female can lay as many as 500 eggs in just 6-10 months.
- They can survive for more than a year without a meal.
- These insects hate heat. They can die within 10 minutes when exposed to more than 46 degrees Celsius.