What Are Bed Bugs?
Small red bumps, consistent itching all over your body, and a reoccurrence of bites overnight? You might be having a bed bugs infestation…
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bed bugs are flat and resemble the size of an apple seed. After feeding their bodies tend to swell up and become a reddish colour.
Female bed bugs are known to lay hundreds of eggs which is about the size of a speck of dust, invisible to the human eye. Bed bugs are most commonly found in vicinities where a large volume of people come and go.
Considering their size, they have the ability to hide in between things such as small crevices, furniture, luggages and even clothing which may be a nuisance to find during a suspected bed bug infestation.
We recommend immediate attention should you be experiencing a bed bug infestation within your premises.
What do bed bugs bites look like?
Bed bugs bites can typically be visible on exposed body areas during sleep such as your legs, arms, shoulders, hands, neck and face. The severity of each bed bug bite depends on your skin type, some may not feel the bites till a day or two, others who tend to have more hypersensitive skin can visibly see and feel bed bug bites almost immediately.
Bed bugs bites can have typical appearances:
- Bump with a clear center
- Red bumps with a dark center and lightened a swollen surrounding area
- Red bumps with blisters and hives
- Straight row of red itchy bites
- Antihistamines to reduce itching and burning sensations
- Calamine lotion
- Anti-itch cream
If severe swelling or inflammation persists, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the signs of an infestation?
As bed bugs are nocturnal insects, they only emerge from their hiding spots at night. In the day, they stay hidden in cracks and dark areas in between your bed and furniture.
Common signs of a bed bug infestation :
- Dark stains on the mattress and surrounding area
- Bloodstains on your bed sheets or pillowcases
- Dark spots of bed bug excrement on mattresses, bed, bedsheets, clothes and wall
- Bedbug faecal spots, eggshells, or shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide
- An unpleasant, musty odor from the bugs’ scent glands
- Live insects, usually about 5mm long
Call an Expert
Unfortunately, unlike common pests such as cockroaches and ants, there is no insecticide that can permanently remove a bed bug infestation. Yes, an off the shelf product may kill a couple of bed bugs on the spot, however, this is not a proposed solution.
Wipeout Pest Control Services provides professional Pest Control treatment for your bed bug infestation. This includes a thorough inspection of your infestation and misting treatment of the entire vicinity with a 7- day reinspection process. Our experienced pest control technicians will also advice preventive measures.
As these pests are extremely stubborn pests that reside in dark areas such as beneath your bed frames, it might take more than one visit to fully get rid of them. Refrain from being alarmed should you encounter more bed bugs emerging from your infested area after the first treatment. It is a common procedure for them to be pushed out of their hiding spots after our misting treatment.
We highly recommend immediate attention to your bed bug infestation as bed bugs have the capability to spread quickly and cause greater discomfort.
Wipeout Pest Control Services provides Professional, Quality and affordable Pest Control Services and management in Singapore since 1995. Our technicians are certified to carry out and assist you in eradicating pests.
Contact us should you be facing a bed bug infestation, we will arrange an immediate inspection and treatment.