Did you come back from a holiday with bites all over?
Bed bugs, as the name suggests, are usually found in beds where they can feed on the blood of unsuspecting sleeping hosts in the night. Bed bugs also hide in cracks and crevices in furniture or walls where they have easy access to humans or pets.
Although bed bugs bites are not known to spread diseases, they may impact your life seriously in other ways. Severe itching may lead to sleep-loss which may impact your work and other daily activities that demand full focus like driving. Because it can take up to 14 days for a bed bug bite to appear, they seem to happen at random. You can identify a bed bug bite from the red itchy bumps or blisters usually found on exposed parts of the body like face, neck, arms and legs.
A bed bug’s short life cycle means that a female bed bug is able to reproduce eggs within 4 to 6 months from hatching. In fact, an average bed bug lays between 250 to 500 eggs in her lifetime! Bed bugs are tiny (2-5mm) and only emerge when they need a blood meal. Because they can survive for months, even up to a year without feeding, you can be living with bed bugs without even realizing!
Though bed bugs are not common in Singapore, they are one of the most tedious and painful pests to suffer. So, how to get rid of bed bugs?.
Bed bugs hide very well; the key to fully be rid of them from your household is to conduct an extremely thorough inspection and targeted treatment. Other than our expertise and advanced equipment, when it comes to dealing with bed bugs in Singapore, IKARI is known for our meticulous inspection and close attention to the finest detail.
After combing through every nook and cranny in the infested room, our team also scans the mattress, curtains, walls, cabinets, carpets etc for signs of these tiny bed bugs and even tinier eggs.
Based on the level of infestation, IKARI then carries out either the high-heat steam treatment or a residual bed bug spray to drive out and kill bed bugs on the spot.
- Hiding Spots
- Food Sources
- Prevention Tips
- Regularly wash and heat-dry clothes and linens
- Clean up clutter to reduce pest hiding places
- Ensure second-hand items are free of bed bugs before bringing them into the house
- Check your luggage for bed bugs whenever you return from a trip
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