Check all possible hiding places, mindful that bed bugs, especially the young nymphs and eggs, can fit into very tiny cracks and crevices.Don’t overlook places where pets rest, and where bats or birds have entered structures.
Check all possible hiding places, mindful that bed bugs, especially the young nymphs and eggs, can fit into very tiny cracks and crevices.Don’t overlook places where pets rest, and where bats or birds have entered structures.MANAGING BED BUGS Perhaps more than any other structural pest, the bed bug illustrates the need for an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.
During the three to five minutes it takes to complete feeding, the bug elongates and becomes more reddish. Others don’t realize they’ve been bitten until redness and swelling appear around the bite, sometimes with intense itching.
It then retreats to its hiding place to digest the meal, and will return to feed in three to 10 days. Some exhibit inflamed swollen spots that may occur in linear series or have a rash-like appearance.
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Bed bugs can survive more than a year without feeding, but most adults and nymphs probably do not live more than six months without a meal.
This ability lets them wait for transient hosts that periodically inhabit camp cabins, apartments and temporary housing. Today, bed bugs “hitchhike” more easily than ever, via public transportation and luggage, and in secondhand furniture, mattresses, bedding and clothing.
In multi-unit buildings, bed bug infestations that are not adequately attended to often spread between units with or without human help, making eradication much more difficult and costly. Adults are wingless, about one-fourth of an inch long, and flat to fit in cracks and crevices where they hide by day.
Females typically lay three to five adhesive eggs per day in crevices and depressions.
Thus the best bed bug management plans incorporate more than one of the effective control methods listed below.
ENCASEMENTS Mattress covers or encasements are used to enclose mattresses and box springs.