Female bedbugs lay their eggs one to five times per day and 200 to 500 times within their lifetime. They use a clear substance to attach themselves into cracks and onto rough surfaces. Under certain conditions, eggs hatch in about seven days, and the nymphs molt five times, taking a blood meal between each molt. Development time from egg to adult is 21 days, and the adult can live for almost one year.
Additionally, bedbugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day and prefer to rest on wood and paper surfaces instead of stone and plaster. Then, they leave these harborage areas at night to feed on their hosts, which include humans, birds, hogs, and family pets.
For this reason, a thorough inspection is necessary by our team to detect harborage sites. The odor and specks, such as little spots of excreted blood that they produce, assist us in pinpointing these areas. Our bedbug services include vacuuming with a HEPA filter vacuum and steaming all of your furniture.