Why are they called bed bugs?

As the name implies, these critters get their name because they’re typically found in close proximity to beds.  They pick beds, couches, recliners, and other furniture that warm blooded animals often spend extended amounts of time in, so they may feed inundated.  Although bed bug bites resemble mosquito and flea bites, a bed bug injects it’s victim with a natural anesthetic, enabling them to feed undetected.  Whereas a mosquito, flea bite, or spider bite may be felt right away.

Scientifically known as cimex lectularius, bed bugs are commonly transported into homes by hitching on to unsuspecting people and their belongings.  Once in your home, bed bugs quickly establish a base anywhere you or your family rest or sleep.  Although they reproduce by the numbers, an average lifespan of a bed bug is 7 to 12 months.  Bed Bugs retreat back to their safe hiding spot for days or even weeks until needing to feed again, making it hard to detect a bed bug problem until it’s too late and you require the assistance of a professional bed bug exterminator.  Similar to any kind of home infestation, the sooner a diagnosis occurs, the easier it will be to rid of any kind of bed bug problem.

If you find that you are no expert in finding bed bugs, you are not alone.  However, there are certain signs that the average person can look for in an effort to spot a bed bug problem in the early stages.   If you suspect that your bedroom or home has been intruded by bed bugs, some of the signs that they’ve been around are shed skins, fecal stains on bedding, or blood stains on  pajamas/bedding. Any signs of bed bugs should be taken serious and should be followed up with a professional assessment from an experienced San Diego Bed Bug Eradication Company with the credentials and proven track record that Bye Bye Bed Bugs possesses.

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