The Best Way To Keep The Bed Bugs In Wilmington At Bay

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The Best Way To Keep The Bed Bugs In Wilmington At Bay


Dealing with bed bugs can be a living nightmare because of their small size, tenacity, and the difficulty in preventing them from entering your home in the first place. You're in luck, since the specialists in pest control in Wilmington at Jay Taylor Exterminating can assist you in regaining control of an infestation before you resort to throwing away sofas and mattresses by the curb.

What Is A Bed Bug's Lifespan?

Bed bugs feed more frequently after adulthood, typically between once every five days and once every ten days. This is unfortunate information for those who have been unlucky enough to suffer an infestation of bed bugs at home or while on vacation.

The adult life span can range from 4 to 18 months, meaning that these pests have a relatively long life span overall. One of the reasons why it can be so challenging to get rid of these pests is that females can lay anywhere from one to five eggs a day.

Can Bed Bugs Reproduce Quickly?

Bed bugs have a slower reproduction rate than some other kinds of insects but still reproduce quickly; an adult female bed bug will produce up to five eggs each day, whereas a common housefly will lay 500 eggs over three to four days.

It only takes around ten to fifteen days for a bed bug egg to hatch, and a bed bug can breed approximately six weeks after it has first emerged from its egg and will reproduce for the rest of its lifespan.

What Can Cause Bed Bugs To Come Into My Home?

Unfortunately, keeping your home immaculately clean and practicing proper hygiene are ineffective methods for warding off bed bugs. They can get into your home through various entry points that most people are unaware of. Here are some of them:

  • Traveling: A simple trip to see a friend who has bed bugs or a vacation spent in a location with bed bugs is a typical way to pick up a bug problem. They hide on your clothing, briefcases, bags, purses, and baggage, and you may unknowingly bring them back into your home after accidentally transporting them for a considerable distance.
  • Used or previously owned furniture: Purchasing secondhand furniture increases the risk of bugs in your home. Bugs can sneak into your home undetected by concealing themselves in the seams, tufts, and under the cushions of the furniture.
  • Crawling: Infested areas are swarmed by crawling insects. They can quickly spread from one room to another within multi-unit buildings such as office buildings, hotel complexes, and residential dwellings.

These pesky insects hitchhike their way into practically every environment. Once you notice these bugs on your property, contact Jay Taylor Exterminating to help you get rid of bed bugs in your Wilmington home.

What Can I Do To Remove Bed Bugs From My Home?

Hiring a professional exterminator such as Jay Taylor Exterminating is the method to get rid of bed bugs most quickly and efficiently. Our team will assess the severity of the bed bug infestation in your home and devise a strategy to eliminate all of the pests and bring back calm and serenity to your home.

Adult bed bugs are unable to evade elimination by a trained exterminator. Despite this, it is essential to remember that bed bug eggs are resistant to elimination methods. Following the completion of the initial treatment to eradicate bed bugs, we strongly advise having the property inspected monthly. During these checks, we will locate freshly hatching bed bugs; if necessary, more treatments will be administered to eradicate them. Count on Jay Taylor Exterminating to return your home to a bed bug-free state so you can sleep easy once more.