Baby Bed Bugs, How Small Are They Really?

This is an article that was written to educate public awareness about and things relating to bed bugs. We have many more about bed bugs and you can read them, after this one, by clicking HERE.

How Incredibly Small Can Be…

New born instar or baby bed bug shown in image in front of thumb.
New born instar or baby bed bug shown in image in front of thumb. (Image provided by LLC Treatment Specialists -Oklahoma.)

This is an instar, "a baby bedbug". Use the thumb in the picture to scale just how small they really are. They will remain transparent until they feed for the 1st time. Then the , (AKA baby bed bugs), will slowly start to turn the orange, redish color most people know them by, as they shed their skin several times and grow to adulthood. Bed bugs release a pheromone when disturbed or scared that smells somewhat like crayons to me (the writer). They may smell sweet to other people sometimes though. The pheromone they release warns others to stay hidden, because there is a possible danger to them. This is why spraying chemicals before a professional treats your home is a bad idea. It can cause them to hide even deeper into cracks and crevices than they normally would. Plus repellent chemicals push bed bug activity onto your personal belongings like clothing, toys, really anything.

Don't use chemicals from local stores…

Literally almost any type of you can buy from your local stores will almost always be a repellent insecticide pyrethroid. Repellents are bad to use for bed bugs because they can detect the active ingredients in the liquid spray and it acts as a repellent. To repel sounds great but it actually causes more problems than it helps. Pyrethroid repellents have been the most widely available chemicals for a for over 2 decades now. Bed bugs are resistant to pyrethroids and have been since about 2010. These chemical sprays may still work in its wet spray form when the bed bugs are thoroughly soaked. It's when the insecticide dries that it's basically harmless to the blood feeding insects. The effectiveness of repellent chemical sprays is largely determined by active ingredients in the insecticide. Not every chemical for bed bugs will work the same. Some pyrethroids will work better than others but as a whole this class of chemical should never be used as a stand alone product to . In order to be able to completely eliminate them and their eggs in one appointment, should be used by a pmp (pest management professional). Heat remediation is the only way to annihilate bed bugs in one service. What is heat remediation for bed bugs? Chemical bed bug treatments by themselves will take several service applications spread apart by 2 weeks, normally. Truth about cheaper chemical only bed bug treatments. Chemical insecticides, that bed bugs are not resistant to, should still always be used along with heat remediation, so they can continue to protect after the heat remediation is completed. Do not get a by itself or a chemical treatment by itself. They must be combined together for best results. Again, the type of insecticide(s) used is extremely important if you want your service to be as effective as possible. How to make a heat bed bug treatment 100% more effective?

Just call a professional

Having a done by a professional is always step number one, even if you plan to do your own bed bug treatment. An inspection will tell you exactly where your activity is located throughout your home. Bed bugs are extremely good at hiding and are rarely all located in the very same spot of a business or residence. Making sure of where all of your infestation is located will help your service or diy pest control treatment for bed bugs be successful. Eggs are a major factor of why people seem to never get rid of their bed bugs. What do bed bug eggs look like? Not inspecting and treating all potential infested areas is why most do it yourself bed bug treatments fail. Make sure to pay for at least one of your bed bug inspections. Paid inspections are much more thorough and are not just a sales pitch to get a foot in your door. We only do paid inspections at "Dead Bug Walkin LLC Specialists Pest Control". We actually teach our clients how to do their preparation work while going from room to room with you. We tell you how to prep this item, that item and so on. Literally, telling you what to do with your personal belongings during our inspection. Doing this has improved our success rate with our clients, ten fold.

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