Every evening millions of Americans lay down to go to sleep, without consulting a Broken Arrow exterminator. When they do, the rest they get will energize them for the next day. Sleep is so important for people and helps in their health and wellness. But if you can’t get the sleep that you need, the quality of your life will drop significantly. One of the pests that takes our sleep from us are bedbugs. Bedbugs are parasites that feed on us when we’re most vulnerable. in this article let’s take a look at bedbugs, the lifestyle and how we can get rid of them.


Bedbugs develop through incomplete metamorphosis. Just ask any Broken Arrow exterminator.  This type of development starts with an egg. These eggs are small, yellowish white eggs about the size of a small grain of rice. They will hatch and a nymphs will emerge. A nymph is a young bedbug that looks much like the adult bedbug. It will feed and grow and eventually outgrow its exoskeleton. In order to deal with this, the nymph will have to molt. Much like a snake losing its skin, this nymph will shed its exoskeleton revealing a new one.

In order for bedbugs to go through its development, that nymph will have to molt five different times. Once it finishes its fifth mold, it will be a reproductive adult. Bedbugs are blood feeders. They feed on our blood. Each molt requires a lot of energy. Because of this, the bedbug must feed before each time it molts. Once it becomes a reproductive adult, it will mate. Before the female lays her eggs, she will also have to feed. She’ll lay her eggs and start the process all over again.


Bedbugs are blood feeders. Entomologists and Broken Arrow exterminator believe that these insects were descendants of the bat bug. Back when humans lived in caves, bats above them were plagued by these bat bugs. We have bad bugs today and they look much like a bedbug. They feed on the blood of bats. But during this time period, it’s believe that these bat bugs crawled down the side of the walls and started feeding on humans. From there, the bedbug was born.

Bedbugs have sucking mouthparts to give them the ability to feed on us. These mouth parts work much like a syringe. They plunge these mouth parts into our skin much like a needle and draw blood out. The method by which they draw blood does not allow fluids to travel from the bedbug back to the person they’re biting. Because of this bedbugs do not transmit any form of disease.


These insects find us by tracking our carbon dioxide. Your Broken Arrow exterminator agrees that they can sense this carbon dioxide and will follow it to us. Once they find us, they will crawl on our skin and usually bites around three times. They bite, draw blood then move forward a little bit bite again. This means that often you will find bites in triplicate and often in in-line formation. Many people have different reactions to this bite. Some people have severe allergic reactions. Some people don’t have any reaction whatsoever. Most people will have a small raised section that is itchy much like a mosquito bite. Because of this, often one person in the home feels that they’re getting bit, while another one is feels that there are not. In actuality they are both getting bitten but only one person is not having a reaction.

Bedbugs do not fly or jump. They are active crawlers and can cling to fabrics and other things. For their size, these insects are actually fairly quick. Often bedbugs will travel by hitchhiking on a pant leg or book bag with someone else. Because of this, many people will pick up bedbugs by simply being around someone with a bedbug problem. It is a myth that people who have bedbugs are dirty. While excessive clutter in the home can give bedbugs a place to hide, it has nothing to do with transmission. Anyone can get bedbugs if they’re found in the right situation.


When bedbugs feed, often a little bit of blood will drip out onto sheets and mattresses. Call your Broken Arrow exterminator in these situations.  In addition to this, bedbugs will defecate as they feed. Because of this, you will often see red dots and black dots together on bed sheets or mattresses where bedbugs of congregated or fed. Common places for these insects to hide are in the seams of mattresses. Bedbugs, like most insects, feel safer when they can feel something underneath them and pressure from above. This means they’ll wedge them selves between mattress seams or corners of walls in order to feel more protected. Look to these kinds of places if you are concerned that you may have a bedbug problem.

If you find yourself with an issue with bedbugs, it may be time to treat your home for these insects. The best solution is to call your local Broken Arrow exterminator. While there are many over-the-counter solutions, these are ineffective at best. Most hardware store solutions are some form of pyrethrin. Pyrethrins are a safe pesticide that’s derive from a natural pesticide found in chrysanthemum plants. In the 90s, these insecticides were very effective against bedbugs. But because of overuse, bedbugs have developed an immunity to these pesticides. Because of this, in most cases these treatments are a waste of time and money.

If you’re having an issue with bedbugs or any other pest then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow  exterminator that you can trust. Here at TermMax Pest Control we specialize in bedbugs and taking care of any other pest issues that you may be encountering. We service the greater Tulsa area including Jenks, Owasso, Bixby, Collinsville, Turley, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Coweta, Catoosa, Sapulpa, Sandy Springs, Prattville in much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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