Based on studies, bedbugs have existed for many years. Archaeologists have discovered fossils of these creatures aged at about 9,400 years old. However, evidence of their behaviour around humans and certain environments during the earlier times have yet to be identified.
A closer look at these pests shows that bedbugs are flat six-legged insects that feed on human and animals’ blood. These wingless creatures are known for their irritating bites and a musky odour.
Knowing the traits and behaviours of bedbugs can make detecting them easier. These insects survive in places where their hosts are present. Most often they are found in your home. Bedbugs usually search for food at night, but they can also feed any time of the day.
Once matured, they can reproduce up to 3 eggs daily. They can lay their eggs in hidden places such as mattresses, box springs, carpets, dresser drawers, in the crevices of cushions, and even behind walls! This is one of the many reasons why it is essential to keep your home clean and clutter-free. Clutter provides additional potential hiding spots for these pests.
Aside from that, bedbugs are also sensitive to the temperature around them. They are active through temperatures from 46°F = 7°C up to around 113°F = 45°C. At home, you can steam clean your fabrics regularly to ensure a deep clean.
Nonetheless, if you spot bedbugs behind wallpapers, in the ceiling, or corners of furniture and bedding, don’t hesitate to contact our pest control experts at Advantage Pest Control. Our team is professionally trained to exterminate bed bugs in Toronto and in the GTA. Contact us as soon as possible to get rid of these pests!
– Paolo Bossio