Bedbugs are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown insects that are about the size of an apple seed. Bedbugs typically bite people at night while they are sleeping. Bedbugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts that they use to pierce the skin and withdraw blood. Bedbugs usually stay close to their host and do not travel far from their feeding site. Bedbugs can live for several months without feeding. Bedbugs can survive for long periods of time (up to 18 months) without a meal. Bedbugs can hide in many different places, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, cracks in walls and floors, behind baseboards, and under carpets. Bedbugs are often found in hotels, apartments, office buildings, nursing homes, and hospitals.
Bedbugs are not known to transmit disease; however, they can cause a number of other health problems. Bedbug bites can cause itchiness and swelling. Some people may have an allergic reaction to bedbug bites. Bedbug bites can also lead to secondary infections if the bites become infected with bacteria or viruses. Bedbugs can cause psychological distress and anxiety in some people. If you think you have bedbugs, contact your bedbugs control Singapore specialist.