Bed bugs are distinguished as being small, round bugs that are only 1/4 inch long. Newly hatched bed bugs, named nymphs, resemble their adult counterparts but are much smaller and lighter in color. The eggs that bed bugs lay are very small and are extremely hard to see without magnification, often the size of a speck of dust.
If you think you are experiencing Bed Bugs in NJ, make sure to take a sample of a bug with you to a qualified professional to confirm that you are indeed plagued with bed bugs. They typically remain hidden for most of the day within the box or springs of your mattress and only come out right before dawn where they climb the walls and jump down upon feeling a heatwave. If you have in fact confirmed that your bed is infested with bed bugs there are a few things to be mindful of:
- - If you are throwing it out a mattress with bed bugs, make sure to label on the mattress that it has bed bugs so to prevent the spread of bed bugs to others.
- - Bed bugs in NJ can live from a year to 18 months without feeding but usually feed every 5-10 days.
- - You can only be confident that you have rid yourself of a bed bug infestation after 60 days without having a bed bug bite.
For more information, please call Alco Animal & Pest Control at (973)-540-9944 to speak to a representative or (201)-261-7566 for same-day pest control in NJ.