BABY BEDBUGS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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The problem of bed bugs in the United States is on the rise. One in five Americans has experienced a bed bug infestation. The problem is likely to be even worse if you have seen baby bed bugs. One to five eggs can be laid by a female every day. Bed bugs can quickly multiply, which could lead to more problems.

Bed bugs can be easily detected early. It is important to be informed about bed bugs. The faster you spot bed bugs in a home, the sooner you can fix the problem.

What do baby bed bugs look like?

Adult bed bugs have a brownish to red color. They can grow up to 5-6 millimeters in length, so they are easy to spot. They have an oval shape and become red when they eat.

Baby bed bugs are smaller at 1-2 millimeters. They can be found in white, yellow, or almost transparent colors. You may not be able to spot them because of their size or coloring. They turn bright red when they eat, just like adults.

How do you find them?

Baby bed bugs are not something you can see, but what they leave behind is. There will be groups of eggs, excrement or skin that they shed as they grow. These signs are indicators that bed bugs are growing and arriving.

You might also be able to see their movements. You can see their movements and they can run up to four feet per minute. They don’t jump or fly and prefer to hide. You will see at most one as they grow in number.

DEVELOPMENT

A baby bed bug can grow from a tiny insect to an adult in five to seven weeks. They eat about once a day during this period. They shed their skin about once a week and then move on to the next stage.

A bed bug can only eat once or twice per week by the time it is an adult. It latches onto the bites for several minutes before it becomes full. The bites can multiply if there are many of them. It can affect your ability to fall asleep well and your comfort during the day.

BED BUG BITES

Baby bed bugs bite just like adults. You may see multiple bites, which is not the case with other insects. You can expect to get more bites as they grow.

Your skin can become itchy from bed bugs biting. If you scratch the bites or are extremely sensitive, it can become a rash. The itch can be treated with antihistamines and calamine lotion. However, the bite will disappear in a few weeks.

GETTING RID of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs don’t just live in your bed. They can hide well and will gather anywhere you place them: on your nightstands, in walls, windows frames, bathrooms and other places. It can be difficult to find them all. Baby bed bugs can be difficult to find and are more likely to continue growing in number.

You should seek professional help instead of trying to eradicate this pest on your own. Contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination immediately if you suspect that you may have bed bugs. We have the experience and tools to safely eliminate all bed bugs.

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