These bed bug is a tiny insects of 4 - 5mm long, shun the light. During the day, they hide in cracks, crevices, furniture, bedsteads, mattresses, behind wallpaper, skirting boards, etc. These harbourages are also their breeding places. The male, female and young nymphs are all blood-suckers
Signs of Bedbug Infestation
Because bedbugs tend to hide, you may not actually see the bugs themselves. Telltale signs of a bedbug infestation include dark spots (feces) on your mattress, walls, sheets, or any other place they may hide, such as in crevices. You may also notice the bedbugs' brown shed skins, bedbug eggs and shells, blood spots on your sheets, or a sweet smelling or “buggy” odor. The odor tends to occur when there is a heavy bedbug infestation, and may or may not be noticeable. Bedbug detection devices are often used to determine an infestation.
Each female bedbug can lay between 200 and 500 eggs in her 6- to 12-month lifetime. A bedbug egg is usually laid in clusters in crevices or on rough surfaces near places where the adult bedbugs hide. While a bedbug is about the size of a grain of rice, its eggs are very small (between 1 and 1.5 mm long), white, cylindrical, and may not be seen easily with the naked eye. Bedbug eggs are coated in a sticky, cement-like substance, which enables them to adhere to the surface where they were laid. Once the eggs hatch, the eggshells are left behind and often accumulate in the crevices.
- RESIDUAL SPRAY
Insecticide is sprayed at cracks and crevices, wall edges, furniture and other possible bed bug harborages. Chemical with flushing agent will drive the bug out from their hiding place and this would also increase their frequency of contact with the toxic.
Make sure that the bed sheet, blanket, mattress and other textile-made furniture are clean and changed periodically.
Maintain a hygienic living environment as it is important to reduce or prevent bed bug infestation.