Bedbugs have a great sense of smell. They can smell you from across the room, even if they cannot see you. Bedbugs also have sensitive thermal sensors on the tips of their antennae. Like mosquitoes, bedbugs use these thermal sensors to find places to bite where the blood supply comes closest to the surface of the skin.
Because bedbugs feed sporadically, continuous monitoring for a minimum of one week, and preferably for two weeks, is necessary to detect new or light infestations.
Adult bedbugs are small, reddish, oval-shaped insects that feed on blood. They gather in seams of mattresses, cracks in the bed frames and spaces under the baseboards, sofas and headboards. Their bites may cause small itchy red bumps, most often on the arms, legs, feet or other body parts exposed during sleep. To date, no study has shown they transmit or carry disease. Persistent itchiness may be treated with antihistamines or corticosteroids.
If you suspect your home has been invaded by these pests don’t panic. Although bedbugs can be annoying, they can be battled safely and
successfully if you call Total Exterminating.
Bedbug Detection Dog as well as Monitoring devices are available, call for further information and for prices.