Bed Bug Bites Oakland, CA
When you are growing up, a parental figure might have told you, "Goodnight, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite."
Bed bugs come out in the darkened times of the world, the night. The bed bugs that we are familiar with that are common house pests exclusively feed on human hosts and the pets that reside in their homes and residences. Bed bugs have picked up a niche by acclimating into homes throughout the year, surviving in every month as long as the temperature allows them to. In the bay area, where most people keep the inside of their homes at a reasonable temperature, the common bedbug infestation is able to thrive feeding on the warm bloods of human, dogs, and cats.
Whether it be during a calm evening watching t.v. while remaining very stationary, or lying in bed, bed bugs will bite those who remain still and are easy targets to soak up the blood for themselves.
A bed bug's primary food source to survive and thrive is the fresh blood of a warm blooded mammal. The scientific name for bedbugs is Cimex lectularius, and it is this specific breed of insect that is the parasitic one that nearly exclusively can be found in human homes feeding on the blood of humans and pets.
Warm blood helps a bed bug survive, and grow, and with a steady source of blood, a population of bed bugs will become a very large infestation that will take a pest exterminator to fully quell the problem at hand. Once a bed bug begins to reproduce, the bed bug problem becomes much harder to take care of.
Common bed bug control techniques do not often accomplish the tall task of completely eliminating the bed bug eggs. Normal, store bought bug bombs are usually what people try to use to kill bed bug infestations that area created in their homes, but if they have been around for a somewhat long period of time, and have had the chance to reproduce, they will be much harder to get rid of. Without properly inspecting where the bed bugs are hiding and laying their eggs, a bug bomb will usually only kill the bugs that are nearby and alive, while their eggs are often unaffected. This means, that in a short amount of time, when the bed bug larvae hatches, once they start feeding and reproducing, a new bed bug infestation occurs, and this new generation is perhaps stronger than the last, and could very well become larger more quickly. If you are looking for the sure thing to exterminate the bed bugs in your home, it is always best to call up a bed bug control company to inspect, exterminate, and prevent infestations in homes all around Oakland, CA and particularly, the bay area. Call us up for a free consultation and quote at (510) 900-5995
Bed Bug Bite Signs
There are many ways to check for signs of a bed bug infestation, but it begins to become a severe nuisance and very disturbing when one begins to notice bug bites on the surface of skin. Sometimes the first time you notice that you could have bedbug problem is when you see these bed bug bites forming on the surface of your skin in the following morning after sleeping in bed. Before totally knowing whether or not the bites on your skin are actually from bed bugs, or if they could be from a spider, flea, mosquito, or other type of biting insect.
When you are sleeping, a bedbug will bite the areas of skin that are most easily exposed and are not covered by a blanket, pillow, sheet, or some other covering. Meaning, most often, the places a bed bug will bite will be on the arms, leg, back, chest, ankles, and other areas of exposed flesh. The spots of the bedbug bites will only affect individuals who are predisposed to showing signs of these bites. The bite will be a red bump on the skin with a dark red center to it. Another sign of the bite being from a bedbug is that they will be commonly grouped together, either from a single bedbug biting multiple areas of skin close to other bites it has already done, or a bed bug biting areas of skin close by in proximity to other bugs that are also biting areas of exposed flesh. These bites can also form blisters on the skin or appear to create skin hives.
A bed bug bite may take awhile to form on the skin before you are even able to identify. Some bites take a few days to appear, and when you first start to see signs of the red bumps on your skin, it may be from a bed bug feeding from nights before. Bedbugs will not commonly come to feed every single night, and in fact, they often go many days without eating at all and are able to survive just fine on one night of feeding to last them a few days.
Your skin bumps being very itchy could also be contributed to another sign of bed bug bite signs. If you find yourself constantly itching these parts of your skin, take a closer inspection and find out exactly what is causing these bumps on the skin. Avoid the itching and the scratching as much as possible as this can cause inflammatory issues and cause the bites to bleed and inflammation.
In the middle of the night, you may be hard pressed to find signs of bedbug bites to do their natural ability to release some anesthesia into you right before they bite.
More Signs Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites are sometimes hard to distinguish from bites from other insects if you are not familiar with what these bites look like in comparison to those from fleas or mosquitoes. An array of bedbug bites will form in a line and in proximity to one another. Mosquito bites will be more sporadic in nature on the surface of the skin due to their ability to fly and poke and bite you. Flea bites will take place on the feet and ankles of people, and will usually be very small in nature. Bites from bugs such as these will usually adhere to these configurations.
If you are located in an area where bedbugs are increasingly more likely, the chances of the bites and bumps on your skin coming from bedbugs are far greater. If you are in a hotel, crowded hospital, shelter for the homeless, a military barrack, dorm room of college students, a business office, apartment complex, or other form of shared housing units. The reason bed bugs flourish in places with multiple groups of people involved is because the bed bugs have a chance to feed on many groups of people and hide and flourish. If a few bed bugs are given a constant source of food for a period of time, and they are not taken care of in a prompt manner, they will procreate a legion of offspring. A bed bug will become a fully reproductive adult in just a few weeks, and if it gets that far, the problems will become far greater.
The most important thing to do in a situation when it comes to a bed bed being noticed in your house is to do a thorough inspection, and kill the entire infestations ASAP. Once they lay their eggs they are much harder to take out, and it begins to take more work, and in turn, become more expensive to get rid. Call Pest Control Oakland for your bed bug exterminators at (510) 900-5995