It is annoying to have the bedbugs in your home. There presence and be embarrassing as most people believe that it results from poor hygiene of which is not true. It also frustrates to wake up in the morning and start scratching the itching bedbug bites all over your body. Sometimes it is usually difficult to say whether the creature in your home is a bedbug. It will be much easier to eliminate the bedbugs once you have confirmed their existence. Therefore, before you think of getting rid of the pest you should first know what it is. The article herein discusses some of the information that will guide you to say whether the creature is a bedbug.
The first that will help you tell that the insect is a bedbug is if it is tiny and crawls. Their body is always oval shaped and flat. The bedbugs are capable of penetrating through tiny spaces around your furniture and particularly the bed. Bedbugs multiply very fast since a single mature female lays hundreds of eggs. The growth life cycle of a bed bug involves shedding of the outer skin and stops once it has reached maturity. You can also ascertain the existing of the bedbugs in your home if you come across the skin debris.
The bedbugs live for long and feed by sucking blood from humans, dogs, and cats. The bedbugs usually feed on humans while they sleep especially at night that is why they are common in beds. They can penetrate to through the skin since their mouths are sharp and straw like. You will only be able to tell bedbug bites once it has stopped sucking of blood because of the irritation. Bedbugs are not capable of spreading diseases from one person to another.
Making your home clean is not an immunity to bedbug infestation. Bedbugs can only reach your home if they are physically carried from one place. Some of the means of carriage are infested furniture and people. You can carry them on your body from an infested place. The bedbugs can also crawl into your home from the neighbors. The bite of a bedbug is usually different from those of other insects such as mosquitos and fleas. The bite of a bedbug usually have a swollen core.
The next step after confirming the existence of bedbugs in your home is getting rid of them. Companies have been set up that specializes in bedbug elimination. The pest control companies are capable of getting rid of the pests in the most efficient manner. You can also get rid of the bedbug yourself by thoroughly cleaning all the rooms until all the bedbugs and eggs are gone.