• Adults - Adults can normally live about a year or less. Bed bug reproduction is rapid in homes and businesses. Their ideal breeding temperature is between 70 and 85`F. Bed bugs breed inside year round.
  • Nymphs -Newly hatched nymphs feed as soon as possible. They look like the adult but have a milky-white tone. A bed bug nymph goes through about five molts before it becomes an adult
  • Life cycles - Eggs - Bed bugs eggs are 1mm(about the size of two grains of salt) long. They are very hard to see on most surfaces. Eggs have a sticky coat and are laid in cracks & crevices. They hatch in about 6 to 7 days.
  • DESCIPTION - Bed bugs oval and flat bodies. Their color is reddish-brown. Their heads are short and broad. Adults are 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch. When adult bed bugs feed, they swell slightly in size. They also darken to a blood-red color.

As we all know the number of Bed Bug cases are on the rise. This is mostly due to the numerous ways they can easily be spread without detection. This wingless bug is a blood-sucking parasite of humans and has moved with us all over the world. The Bed Bugs adaptation to humans is so complete that their bites are nearly painless. Bed Bugs were once thought of as nearly eradicated in the United States. Now they're back in four-star hotes as well as private homes. If you have an infestation, it does not mean you are unclean, as popular belief would have it. Yet, clutter will give them many places to hide. Bed bugs are known by several names such as wall lice, house bugs, mahogany flats, red coats, chinches, crimson ramblers as well as others.

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

If you are experiencing an issue with bed bugs Reed's Pest Control can help. With almost 10 years of experience in treating bed bugs removal in Columbus Oh, we have seen it all, from the worst infestations where the issue has went unreported, to the early detections where the problem was contained to just a small area, we know not every treatment will be the same. And with that we know getting rid of bed bugs can be difficult due to the fact that there will be cases where they have become resistant to some chemicals so we continue to read reviews and articles on what's new and what's working as well as incorporating them into our treatment plans. We are also a certified dealer of CleanBrands MicronOne fabric mattress & pillow encasements with the Zip-n-Click clasps. So get back to resting easy, let us take care of your problem.

Bed bugs can live several weeks or months with no feedings. Adults and young can go feedings for 80 to 140 days. Older bed bugs can go with no feedings longer than the younger ones. Older adults are known to live as long as 550 days with no feedings. That is about 18 months. Fertilized adult female bed bugs can lay about 1-5 eggs per day. This is about 500 eggs per her lifetime. They hatch in 7-10 days. From egg hatch to adult, it usually takes 1 1/2- 2 months. You can see why they multiply so quickly. A thorough inspection for a suspected infestation has to be done. Bed bugs are small and hide in many places. They hide under wallpaper, behind picture frames, in electrical outlets, inside box springs and mattresses. The more clutter, the more places to hide.