Bed Bugs Inspection NYC
New York City (NYC), just like any other New York counties, is vulnerable to bedbug infestations. If you live in the city, you should always be ready to face these bugs since they spread very easily due to local as well as international travels to areas with bedbugs. Sadly, you can have these bugs at your place without your knowledge since they are extremely good at hiding. Luckily, there are signs that you can look for at your NYC apartment or business to determine if there’s an infestation. They include:
Live small, brown or red crawling insects
Bedbugs are relatively small bugs, the length of each adult ranging from 4mm to 5mm. An adult bedbug is wingless but has the vestiges of wings known as wing pads which don’t develop fully to functional wings. The bug is brown in colour but the colour changed to rusty red once the bug has just fed. Although bedbugs are big enough to be seen with naked human eyes, seeing them moving around, especially during the daytime, is not easy. They come out of their hideouts at nights when you are asleep so that they can bite and suck blood from your without you noticing them.
However, in case your area has an infestation, you can find these pests under your mattress, inside spring boxes, under a pillow or/ and in the cracks and crevices of your bed or chair or any other upholstered furniture in your bedroom. When you are faced with a heavy bedbug infestation, the live bugs can even be found in your carpet edges, behind wallpapers, inside electronics as well as in wall cracks and crevices.
You can use a bright spotlight look for the pests in these areas if you suspect them in your home or business.
Live small, white, translucent or reddish crawling insects
Young bedbugs, with translucent or whitish-yellow bodies, are also another sign of a bedbug infestation in NYC. However, a juvenile bedbug that has just fed is reddish in colour. The nymphs look almost the same as adult bedbugs, only that they are smaller and, of course, the difference in body colours. Check for these small bugs in the above-mentioned bedbug hideouts/resting grounds.
White, oval eggs in cracks, crevices or along mattress seams
After mating, female bedbugs lay white eggs which are oval in shape in small hidden cracks and crevices in your bedroom or along mattress seams. The eggs are as tiny as 1/16″ long and are covered with a film which enables them to stick to surfaces. A single female bedbug is capable of laying up to 250 eggs during her lifetime.
Bedbugs produce odors known as alarm pheromones through their body glands as a way of conveying particular messages amongst themselves, especially when disturbed. The musty odor may also come from the fecal materials of the bugs. Some people claim that a low concentration of the odor smells like the scent of coriander but at a high concentration, the smell is unpleasant; almost similar to that of moldy wet clothes.
Empty shells in hidden voids
During their development, young bedbugs shed their exoskeletons for about five times before they reach maturity. These shells look like empty bedbugs or popcorn kernels. They are usually found in the common bedbug resting places such as bed’s cracks and crevices, under a mattress, inside springboxes in electrical appliances near your bed and at the corners and edges of your bookshelf, among other hidden areas (especially tiny spaces) in your bedroom, living room or office.
If you have seen any of these signs at your NYC apartment or business it is high time the place inspected for a possible bedbug infestation. Get in touch with a reputable bedbug exterminator NYC for a clearer confirmation of the situation. Call The Bed Bug Inspectors for a Bed Bug Inspection.