Risk : However, bed bug causes sleeplessness. Before sucking blood, the bed bug injects saliva secretion into the blood stream which may give rise to itching sensation case of sensitive individuals. In most cases a small, swollen rash may develop at the site of bite. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases,
Behaviour : Bed bugs are nocturnal; they infest mostly bedrooms and prefer to feed in darkness. They leave black faecal spots in the area of their harbourage. When crushed or disturbed, bed bugs release unpleasant smell.
Where to find them?
Throughout the daytime these insects stay hidden in cracks and crevices of bed frames, in the gaps of floors, mattresses, curtain folds, behind electrical cables, pictures, photo frames, etc. Practically every possible location occupied by human for long duration can be colonized by bed bugs. Hospitals, theaters, public transport, hostels, hotels are common places of bed bug infestation.
Bed Bugs associates with human sleeping beds where it often come out to feed in the bed’s occupants at night Bed bugs are efficient hitchhikers and easily transported. Once introduced, they often spread throughout the building. Bed bugs invade buildings through luggage furniture, clothing, pillows Mattress, boxes and Other personal belongings etc.
Inspection : A thorough inspection that may take several hours is indispensable consider habits of bed bugs, hiding places, while inspection which will help in the control measures.
Control : Launder bedding and mattress pads, repairing cracks in walls, sealing bedroom windows and door frame gaps. The proper use of steam has found to be an effective means of control in certain situations. For established infestations, several services will be required depending on the severity of infestation.