Bed bugs are an issue that you and your Tulsa exterminator can deal with together. These insects are blood sucking insects they can get in your home and feed upon you and your loved ones. They get in your beds and your couches and feed on you when you least expect it. While these insects don’t necessarily spread any known diseases, they are very difficult to manage. Over-the-counter solutions are almost always useless. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at bed bugs, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these insects.

Bed bug life cycle, and Tulsa exterminator

Bed bugs use an incomplete metamorphosis to develop into a complete adult. This means that they will start as an egg. This egg will hatch and a nymph will emerge. A nymph is an immature adult that looks much like an adult but much smaller. The bed bug first hatches from its egg and has a translucent color. These insects must feed upon the blood of humans in order to survive and move through their life cycle. After it first feeds upon blood, it will become the brownish orange color that we are used to. Then as it grows, it will outgrow its exoskeleton, and it will have to molt in order to continue its lifecycle. It will molt five different times removing its exoskeleton each time. Then it will be a full reproductive adult. Your Tulsa exterminator will have more information.  

Bed bug signs and reproduction

These insects use a specific kind of reproduction, known as traumatic insemination. The female does not have an exterior opening for reproduction, so the male will actually break through the exoskeleton in order to deposit the reproductive material inside of her. Then she becomes pregnant looking for a place to lay her eggs. Eggs can be found often in the seams of mattresses. They like to be between things in order to feel safe. Check out our reviews!

Wherever they are, they will leave brown and red spots where they have fed and defecated. This process will give you signs that you can see if you think you may have a bed bug issue. Look for the brown and black spots on sheets, pillows and mattresses. You can often see the insects and their eggs in these places as well. If you think you have bed bugs, then its time to call your Tulsa exterminator.

If you’re having trouble with bed bugs, or any other pests, then it’s time to call a Tulsa exterminator that can help you. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bed bugs, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks. Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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