Your Broken Arrow exterminator is an expert when it comes to dealing with, and eliminating bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are a small apple seed size and shaped insect that are parasites that feed upon the blood of humans. These insects will sneak into your bed, crawl on you in the middle of the night and bite you, sucking your blood in order to gain the nutrients they need. While they don’t directly spread disease, they can wear heavily upon your psychological well-being. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bed bugs, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminators can do to protect yourselves and your home from these invading insects.
BED BUG REPRODUCTION AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
Bed bugs require blood to survive. Because of this, every stage of their lifecycle requires a blood meal in order for them to move to the next stage of life. Reproduction is no different. When the bed bug reaches its adult reproductive stage, the males and females well pair up. The female does not have a sexual opening in its exoskeleton, so the male has to actually make one. He will break through the outside of her exoskeleton and attempt to inject his reproductive material inside. There’s a dot on the back of the female to give him a target to shoot for. While they don’t always hit this target, as long as he gets it inside, it will do the job.
The dot on the back of the female is one way to tell the difference between males and females. It doesn’t necessarily require a microscope or any other extra apparatus. Once this happens, the female will need to feed again in order to have the energy to lay the eggs that she needs to lay. She’ll find a crack or crevice and start to deposit these eggs wherever she can. The small, yellowish white eggs are about the size and shape of a very small piece of rice. Once they hatch a nymph will emerge. This is a smaller version of the adults bed bug. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with these insects.
ELIMINATING BED BUGS
Eliminating bed bugs can be very difficult. The reason for this is because of a few reasons. First of all these insects hide in our beds. Because they’re so close to us and our persons, harsh chemicals can’t be used against them. Any harsh chemical that is used against them will be in contact with people and could possibly poison or make someone sick. In addition, these insects are very good at developing an immunity to most pesticides. Check out our reviews!
So if you’re having an issue with bed bugs or any other insects, then it’s time to call a Broken Arrow exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bed bugs, or any other parasites. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Owasso, Turkey, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!