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Bed bugs

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Bed bugs or simply bedbugs are parasitic insects of a rather small size. They are really resistant, since they can survive in temperatures ranging from −10 °C to 45 °C. That is why a proffesional bed bugs treatment is required in order to kill them. They are fed by the blood of mammals (including human) and birds. Bed bugs' most common habitation is beds, coaches or other areas where people sleep and this is where they got their name from. They are mainly active during their night, when they can easily be fed without being noticed. Carbon dioxide and warmth is what attracts them most.

Bed bugs can stay alive without feeding even for a year and they can suck blood as soon as they find a host. The insect pierces the host and withdraws blood for about five minutes while injecting saliva containing anticoagulants and anaesthetics. These can cause several infestations to the host. Bed bug bites can cause skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. The most common symptom is skin manifestations, often accompanied by intense itching.

It is often hard to detect the bedbugs, due to their size and the fact that they are nocturnal. However, identification of a bed bugs problem in your house or office is possible, if you notice any faecal spots or blood smears on sheets or if you have symptoms similar to the ones described above.

Bedbugs are best dealt with by pest control experts, so the best you have to do if you want to get rid of bed bugs is contact 365 Pest Control Services for immediate assistance.