The bed bug is a flat, active insect which lives on the walls, floors or ceilings of houses or in the crevices of beds, in mattresses where it usually comes out especially at nights to feed on human blood. The eggs are usually laid in crevices and spaces behind floor boards, loose skirting, underneath rugs and carpets, behind wallpapers, dark cracks and creases and any other hidden areas that are left dark and undisturbed especially for long periods.
Are you suffering from the current bed bug infestation? You may be wondering why this is so when you have always taken great pride in the cleanliness of your home and surroundings and have gone to great pains to maintain this high standard of cleanliness. It’s not you, just be careful of what you take home with you and continue to practice high standards of cleanliness and good hygiene habits. The bed bug will travel considerable distances in search of a meal and can pass readily from one house to another. It may also be transported from an infested house to one that is clean through linen, furniture or other household items that have not been disinfected.
Bedbugs were usually found in heavily congested areas of the inner cities and old, dilapidated apartment buildings. This, however, has changed and therefore it is very important to keep your surroundings clean and properly disinfected. If you see any signs of these insects in your home don’t hesitate to call the pest control, don’t wait until infestation has become extensive, insecticides and other chemicals can do a good job of ridding your surroundings of these parasites.