My worst nightmare becomes reality: The arrival of (real) bed bugs. Share: I texted my landlord that I had just found a bed bug and she texted back asking that I mail it to her so she could have it analyzed. I responded that I would be calling the bed bug dog service and have them come in
By Jacob Olesen If you have found even one bed bug on your mattress, then do note that there are bound to be many more of these pests lurking nearby. This is due to the simple fact that female bed bugs lay hundreds of eggs in cracks, crevices and other hard-to-access areas.
If you found one bed bug, it is sufficient cause for alarm. Unfortunately, the presence of one suggests there are more. As a single fertile female may lay four to five eggs every day for up to nine months, your home may quickly become infested. Thus it is important to take immediate action as soon as you discover a bed bug.
When the bed bug resurgence was still fresh, and related urban myths spread faster than a nasty rumor through social media, we thought bed bugs could be contracted by casual contact. We took more precautions than you can find printed on a ladder approved by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Bed bugs may be seen during the day if there is a big infestation, or if the insect you have found is actually a bat bug. Bat Bugs are very similar to bed bugs and are often found in places with bats or birds. Bugs should be sent to a professional for identification. If you think you have found a bed bug, try to catch it on a piece of tape or
Going by the statistics on bed bug detection, the answer to this question can be a "Yes" or a "No". There is no certainty that if you have found only a single bedbug in your house, you cannot have a thousand others hiding in the furniture of your house. Conversely, there is no guarantee that after you spotted a lone survivor you will surely have a colony somewhere.