Bed bug eggs and bed bug larvae
Here at Lady Killers Pest Control, we get a lot of calls about bed bugs. Often when people think about these pests, they forget about the early stages of bed bugs eggs and bed bug larvae. We decided to answer a few questions on the topic.
If you find you have seen any of the signs of bed bugs around your home, contact your local Lady Killers Pest Control office today to discuss bed bug detection and treatment options.
What do bed bug eggs look like?
What is the lifecycle of a bed bug?
Where do bed bugs lay eggs?
Do I have bed bug eggs in my hair?
How do I kill bed bug eggs?
Due to the difficulty of locating bed bug eggs and also their resistance to most chemicals, it is most advantageous and effective to rely on the professionals to eliminate them. The same factors also often render multiple treatments necessary. One missed bed bug egg can mean a resurgence of the infestation.
Vacuuming is rarely effective in removing bed bug eggs as they strongly adhere to the surface on which they are laid. That being said, if you do try vacuuming, make sure to empty the vacuum each time you use it and dispose of the bag outdoors. A normal wash cycle in hot water will kill bed bugs on clothing, sheets, etc. Moreover, running non-washable items through a dryer at a minimum of 140℉ will kill the bugs at any life stage.
What do bed bug larvae look like?
After the bed bugs hatch, they are referred to as bed bug larvae. Although adult bed bugs are very small, the bed bug larvae are even smaller. They appear like tiny grains of pepper and you can only see the eggs or other parts of their body by looking at them under a microscope.
Bed bug larvae actually go through five stages of development. In each case, they are very small and look like a tinier version of their adult selves. They also change color, growing darker, when they have a blood meal and are required to have a blood meal to grow and reach the next level of development. Bed bug larvae do bite and they do feed, so if you find bed bug bites, but cannot find the adult bed bugs, you might have bed bug larvae developing into adults and becoming a full-on infestation.
How can Lady Killers Pest Control help with bed bug eggs or bed bug larvae?
Lady Killers Pest Control uses a unique tactic to help locate hidden bed bugs, bed bug eggs, and bed bug larvae. With Canine Bed Bug Detection, bed bugs in any part of the lifecycle can be detected more quickly and efficiently. Our Bed Bug Detection dogs detect the bugs by their scent, finding hiding places that could easily be missed in a visual inspection. Once found, our pest specialists take the utmost care implementing a treatment that will remove the pests from your property in the safest way possible, including bed bugs, bed bug eggs, and bed bug larvae.
Remember, bed bugs are extremely difficult to find and eliminate without the help of trained professionals. Trust the experts in pest control to solve your problem. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Vicki (906) 202-0812 or Ang (920) 737-8349 or contact us here.