Don’t be a victim of bed bug this holiday season
Noticed any rusty or reddish stains on your sheets or pillow covers? Then call Acme Pest Control immediately! Chances are your bed is infested with bed bugs and we can help you with bed bug removal.
Bed bugs are pests like no other. They are small, oval, brown coloured insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. Adult bed bugs have flat, brown bodies the size of apple seeds. Their bodies get swollen and red after feeding. The eggs are about 1 mm in size and tinted yellow.
Immature bedbugs are called nymphs. They feed often on blood and shed their skins about five times before reaching maturity. They can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.
Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds, couches and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces. Bedbugs do not create nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. They tend to hide in places that give them easy access to humans, such as headboards, box springs, mattress foam and bed frames. Over time, however, they may scatter throughout the bedroom, moving into any crevice or corner. They may then spread to nearby rooms or apartments.
As bedbugs feed solely on blood, you are as likely to find them in immaculate homes and hotels as in any untidy area.
Bedbugs are mostly nocturnal and usually bite people while they are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin and withdrawing blood through an elongated beak. They feed from three to ten minutes to become engorged and then crawl away unnoticed.