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Bed Bugs Stay Where They Smell Other Bed Bugs

Make Sure Your Bedbugs Don't Come Back!
Make Sure Your Bedbugs Don’t Come Back!

All it takes is a few bed bugs finding a cozy place to make their home and you could easily end up with an infestation on your hands. Allison Pest Control in NJ has seen this situation play out many times, usually resulting in your family members waking up with bites all over their exposed skin and having to dispose of bedding.

Shed Skin is a Strong Attractant

Researchers found that bed bugs are attracted to the shed skin of other bed bugs. This means that it only takes a very small “pioneer” population to attract more bed bugs to the area. Even after you use commercially available insecticides, the molted skins and carcasses will still attract bed bugs.

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

It takes the work of a professional bed bug extermination expert to get rid of these insects completely. Killing the ones that are present is only a part of the solution since you want to avoid having them reappear at a later time. Our team at Allison Pest Control can go through your home and eliminate bed bugs that are causing you a problem now, and set up chemical barriers to prevent their return.

For more about how Allison Pest Control in NJ can help you take care of your bed bug problem, please give us a call at 1-800-564-4585. Or you can visit us on our website at AllisonPest.com.

The Development Process of the Odious Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a major problem in New Jersey. The odious NJ Bed Bugs suck blood out of people without apologizing. Why do bed bugs desire blood meals? Bed bugs need blood to develop and reproduce.

Bed bugs go through five stages of development before they become adult bed bugs. They need a blood meal between each growth stage. As baby bed bugs develop, they become darker and larger until they become adults. The development from the egg to adulthood takes about one and a half to two months. However, the development period may take longer if bed bugs have limited access to blood meals or they’re living in cool temperatures.

Bed bugs use pheromones and kairomones to communicate regarding feeding, nesting locations and reproduction. Female bed bugs typically lay five eggs at a time. Adult females can lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime. If you find bed bugs or bed bug eggs in your residence immediately contact an effective NJ pest control company. The longer you wait the more money it will cost you.

The eggs are laid singly in the same locations which harbor adult bed bugs and larvae. Bed bug eggs are found in locations such as mattresses, thin crevices in box springs as well as under base boards. These locations are typically marked by masses of blackish looking bed bug feces. The feces include the remains of digested blood. Large concentrations of the critters are often accompanied by a sweetish odor produced by secretions from scent glands.

Bed bug eggs typically take about 11 days to hatch. Baby bed bugs are known as nymphs. Adult bed bugs live for approximately one year. Get rid of baby bed bugs before they become adults and produce more bed bugs in your home.