Bedbugs are making a strong come in the UK and further afield having been nearly completely driven our shores 30 to 40 years ago now with the advent of cheap international travel and the relative lack of knowledge about them bedbugs are finding their way back into our living space bedbugs can grow to about five millimeters in length about the.
As an Apple pip and our reddish-brown in color they are round.
In shape and flat but after having a blood feed they swell up like a balloon the young stages of this pest can easily be seen by eye.
Miniature versions of the adult insect luckily these pests cannot fly hop or jump although they can walk at about two centimeters a second that’s 72 meters an hour they like to hide in cracks and crevices near to where they will be feeding next and are commonly found in headboards mattresses and in bedside tables they can also be found in other areas where people sit for long periods of time as a result they are commonly found in hotels and homes and they.
Have even been discovered on trains and buses in normal room.
Temperatures the bugs tend to feed every two to three days this generally takes about eight minutes and the boat will only feed once unless it is disturbed mid-meal adult females will then lay eggs after feeding and can lay up to 300.
In her lifetime in batches of around 10 to 15 the eggs are about one millimetre long and a pearly white color and these.
Can often be found near where the adults and young stage is hide during the day adults can wait for about a year between feeds if they need to so going away on holiday or leaving a room.
Vacant for a few weeks is not an effective way to get rid of them luckily bedbugs have not been found to transmit any.
Diseases however as the bites are extremely itchy there can be a risk of secondary infection in the wounds some people may take up to two days to react to a bedbug bites and so it is not always easy to determine where you were when you were bitten it is also not possible to tell exactly what has bitten you by just looking at the bite as there can.
Be many other reasons for bites or indeed by type reaction it is.
Therefore essential that other science of the pests in the.
Room are found to confirm the presence of bedbugs or any other pests the tell-tale signs to look out for for a bedbug infestation other than nasty itchy bites and actually seeing the insects are the eggs and dark brown spots found near cracks these spots are.
Droppings after each feed an individual will make a few.
Of these on route from where it has just fed to where it will hide for the next few days bedbugs can easily walk between rooms or hitch a lift on cleaning equipment and trolleys however their main way of.
Spreading is on people’s luggage and in the movement of goods you.