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Do you have bed bugs in Alpharetta or the outskirts of Buckhead, Virginia-Highland, and Oakdale? Bed bugs are nightly insects that feast on human and animal blood. Bed bugs are not known to carry diseases, but they are a serious nuisance. Bed bugs can create three or more generations each year. Females lay hundreds of eggs over their lifetimes. Young bedbugs, known as nymphs, shed their skin five times as they progress toward maturity. Before each molting, they must feed.
Bed bugs can live everywhere in the home. They’re most usually found in box springs and mattresses, as their name infers. However, they can also dwell in bedding, upholstered furniture, picture frames, electrical outlets, and wallpaper. Bed bugs may even live in cars, trains, and buses. Suitcases and backpacks may house bed bugs as well and can carry them quickly from one place to another. The bed bug’s main concern is finding a reliable food source.
Bed bugs take five to ten minutes to feed. Therefore, they often favor doing so at night when people are sleeping. After dining, the bed bug will escape to a secluded area for roughly five to ten days as it digests its meal. Bed bugs favor feeding on humans so that they will search out populated areas over rural ones. They can feast on other warm-blooded animals but prefer not to.