They are sneaky, hard to find, and can pose potential health risks to you and your family.
What are we talking about? --- Bed bugs!
Bed bug or Cimex Lectularius is a nocturnal pest that feeds on blood and causes itchy, irritated
bites. Bed bugs are usually 4-5mm long, with a
flat, oval-shaped body. They are a rusty brown colour when unfed and become red-brown after feeding.
Bed bugs can reproduce rapidly, with female bed bugs lying over 500 eggs in a lifetime.
The eggs take about 7-12 days to hatch and the nymph start feeding on their host as soon
as they hatch. Bed bugs require blood meal to moth to the next stage and finally reaching
adult. The eggs are about 1mm long and look like tiny, pale- whitish poppy seeds.
Bed bugs find hosts by detecting heat or trace carbon- dioxide emitted by potential feeding sources. Bed bugs are not known to spread any diseases but their bites can leave you with raised red welts on your skin that itch and can cause you sleepless nights. Their bites are not painful and are typically not felt.
Typically bed bugs are brought in the home by “hitch hiking” on suitcases, furnitures or clothing. You can pick up bed bugs from almost
anywhere- offices, hotels, gyms and even public transport. They are great at hiding and you probably may not know that one has "followed" you back.
Not eradicating bed bugs entirely will not only affect your sleep but there is a chance where you might develop an adverse skin reaction to the bite of bed bugs. Some individuals may suffer from serious infection and scars from scratching and some may even become ill and nauseous. Hence it is important to get rid of them once
there are signs of their existence before they breed and start a colony at your home.
A sign of infestation is the speckled appearance of their faecal deposits, usually dark red or brown or black, and are usually found near the bed, at sides of mattresses, sheets, bed frames etc. Another sign is the unpleasant odour they emit.
HOW CAN PRAGAS HUNTERS HELP YOU?
Bed bugs like to hide and are incredibly skilled at it but they are no match for Pragas Hunters! Our licensed and trained Hunters are adept at identifying the source of the bed bugs and giving you the peace of mind, not to mention, undisturbed sleep.
Upon a thorough inspection of your property, we will carry out treatment against bedbugs in all infested areas and items. Prior to the treatment we will advice customers on how to prepare and get your premise ready. The treatment not only gets rid of the bedbugs but also their eggs. A follow up session will be carried out one week later to assess and ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you get rid of these sleep disturbers!
Meanwhile, sleep safe and sound, don’t let the bed bugs bite!