“Don’t let the bedbugs bite” is a commonly used expression when bidding someone goodnight. These insects are so tiny, tinier than apple seeds and their bodies are flat! This makes it harder to notice if they have already invaded your house and they usually hide almost anywhere in the house. After invading the house, they can find a home in your mattresses, furniture or electric outlets. They tend to stay near beds and seats to be closer to their food source, you as entomologists report that they feed on humans’ and other mammals blood, including household pets. Can they bite you in your sleep? According to the best bed bug exterminator in Mississauga yes, bedbugs can, and they often, bite their victims when they are asleep since they are mostly active during the night.
They normally bite the neck, hands and face area as these places are the commonly exposed areas when sleeping. Their bites are, however, not always noticed. This is because when they bite their victims, they inject an anesthetic substance that allows them to feed without being interrupted for up to ten minutes.
How can one know if they have been bitten by a bedbug? The bite’s symptoms are redness, swelling and itchiness on the place bitten. Although they haven’t been found to spread infectious diseases like other insects like mosquitoes do, some people may suffer emotionally from these bites. Also, bedbug victims may experience insomnia, suffer shame, and even go through “phantom bites” long after the pesky bugs have been removed by pest control experts.
Bedbugs can cause problems to anyone. Although they are not brought about by uncleanness, they can be easily spotted and kept under control if the place is regularly vacuumed and clutter is reduced. If they happen to be in the hotel room you are in, it might help if you keep your luggage off the floor and bed to avoid bringing them to your home. It is always recommended that one seeks professional help in eradicating them when they invade their home.