APC ALPINE PEST CONTROL Bed Bugs
Bed bugs have a one-year life span during which time a female can lay 200-400 eggs depending on food supply and temperature. Eggs hatch in about 10 days.
There are currently no known cases of disease associated with bed bug bites. Most people are not aware that they have been bitten. People who are more sensitive to the bite can have localized allergic reactions. Scratching the bitten areas may lead to infection.
What do bed bugs feed on?
How do bed bugs get into my home?
Bed bugs are often carried into a home on objects such as furniture and clothing.
Bed bugs can be found in areas such as:
- Seams, creases, tufts and folds of mattresses and box springs
- Cracks in the bed frame and head board Under chairs, couches, beds, dust covers
- Between the cushions of couches and chairs
- Under area rugs and the edges of carpets
- Between the folds of curtains
- In drawers
- Behind baseboards, and around window and door casings
- Behind electrical plates and under loose wallpaper, paintings and posters
- In cracks in plaster
- In telephones, radios, and clocks
Bed bugs can also travel from apartment to apartment along pipes, electrical wiring and other openings.