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Beeline Pest Control on Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that only feed on blood, animal or human. Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish in color and cannot fly. These insects can infest your home undetected through used beds/couches, clothing, used furniture, luggage and other items. Bed bugs are mainly active at night and can feed for as long as ten minutes then crawl away unnoticed. Being about the width of a credit card, they can hide in very narrow spaces remaining undetected. Unlike bees, wasps, ants, and termites, bed bugs do not have nests. Instead, they live in groups where they can hide out of sight. Feeding only when you're asleep, bed bug bites can cause itchy welts similiar to a mosquito bite. The most noticeable way to confirm bed bugs is by noticing itchy areas on the skin that were not present the day before.

Other signs of infestation could be tiny blood stains on your bed, a musty odor excreted from the insects' scent glands, possible tiny egg shells, shed skin, or fecal spots in places bed bugs might be hiding. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, in furniture crevices or other tiny areas close to humans. They tend to feed for 5-10 minutes then can go to a secluded place to digest, rest and mate for up to 10 days. It is important to look for these signs if you're not sure where any itchy bites may have come from.

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