Bed bugs are small, oval insects that are rusty red or brown in colour. They cannot fly and have a tendency to hide in cracks and crevices, particularly in wood and fabrics. Bedbugs may infiltrate into your homes through luggage or clothing, they live as a colony and reside in mattresses, box springs, and bed frames as they prey on human blood at night. Most people do not realise that they have been bitten by bed bugs as they think their bites are afflicted by mosquitoes.
How then to tell if your home or office is infested with bed bugs? Here are some signs that bed bugs have made “themselves at home”. The most apparent sign is when you wake up with itches. And also look out for other signs including:
– Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases.
– Dark or rusty stains of bed bug droppings on sheets and mattresses.
– Bed bug leave egg shells, shed skins in areas where they reside
– A repulsive smell that comes from the bugs’ glands.
What you can do yourself is to remove all bed covers and comb for signs of bugs or their droppings. Remove the dust cover over the bottom of the box springs, as well as check the wood framing, and lift all coverings on top of wood frames. Last of all, just to be sure, call an exterminator for bed bugs removal in Singapore.
Bed bugs are mainly active at night and live on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including humans. They will continue feeding until their bodies become engorged – this can take up to 10 to 15 minutes for adult bedbugs. After a proper bloodmeal, females can lay up to 200 to 500 eggs in her lifetime!
Our most popular bed bugs treatment in Singapore, to getting rid of bed bugs is the one time spray and gas treatment using dual action spraying.
This method ensures in greater coverage of treated areas and can eliminate not just bed bugs, but bed eggs too.
Killem Pest also has a dry steamer to get rid of bed bugs in only one session. The steam that is produced can be delivered in the presence of people and/or pets, making it more time efficient and environmentally friendly.