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Frequently Asked Questions For Bed Bugs

How safe is Blitz Bed Bugs?
Blitz Bed Bugs is based on natural plant extract and is completely safe Please refer to the product Safety Data Sheet [insert link]
I think I have been bitten by Bed Bugs what do bites and bed bugs look like?
It is difficult to identify bed bugs from their bites because our bodies will react differently to them. The signs are going to bed fine and waking up itchy. However early in a bed bug infestation, the victim may not be sensitive to the bites and they may not feel itchy this sometime comes later.
It is common for bed bugs to cause a line of bites that follow blood vessels they can occur anywhere on the body. These bites can develop into nasty welts.
Bedbug bites are unlikely to wake the victim because they inject their victims with saliva, which contains an anesthetics and an anticoagulant. A single bed bug often bites more than once around the same area. Bites in different parts of the body indicate being bitten by several bed bugs. See Bed Bug Bite Images
Why do I itch?
Bites cannot usually be felt until some minutes or hours after the bugs have bitten, as a dermatological reaction to the injected agents, and the first inclination of a bite usually comes from the desire to scratch the bite site.
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How can I stop the itching?
Antihistamines have been found to reduce, but they do not affect the appearance and duration of the lesions link to Blitz Bites back
Do bed bugs bite children ?
Yes the little pests do not discriminate.
Do they spread diseases?
There have been no known cases of bed bugs passing disease from host to host. Extensive testing has been carried out in laboratory settings that conclude that bed bugs are unlikely to pass disease from one person to another
I think I have a bed bugs infestation what do they and their eggs look like and what are the signs?
Adult bedbugs are about 5mm long. Before feeding they are a flattened oval shape and light brown, but become rounder and darker after feeding.
A more established infestation is associated with dark or black staining of the mattress from bed bug excreta and will also be associated with an unpleasant scent secreted by bed bugs.
Female bed bugs lay their eggs in secluded areas, laying up to five eggs a day and 500 during a lifetime. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and very hard to see, individual eggs are no bigger than a speck of dust. When first laid, the eggs are sticky and stick to any surface normally tucked away out of sight. Newly hatched nymphs are no bigger than a pinhead. As they grow, they shed their skin five times before reaching maturity. A blood meal is needed between each successive shedding. Bugs can completely development in as little as a month, producing three or more generations per year.
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How do I get rid of them, should I throw out my bed?
Eliminating bed bugs is a difficult task, but with systematic use of Blitz Bed Bugs you will be best placed to eradicate them. There is no need to throw your bed away unless it is worn-out, consist treatment will eliminate the bugs. Link to treatment sheet
How often should I use Blitz Bed Bugs spray on the affected areas and when should I use it?
On first sighting daily use is recommended just before bed time then weekly as a preventative measure. If you have a bad infestation it is recommended that you spray when bed bugs are at their most active just before sun rise. Link to treatment sheet
Should I treat all bedroom in my house or just the room where bugs have been seen?
It is recommended that all bedroom be treated because transference is common.
How long will the bugs live after spraying?
All Bugs that come into direct contact will Blitz Bed Bugs die within a maximum of 48 hours, 72% of those who come in to contact with a surface treated with Blitz Bed Bug for up to 3 months die within a maximum of 48 hours.
Do Bed Bugs only live in beds?
Bed bugs hide in all sorts of places, in mattresses especially behind ‘buttons’ and piping, in headboards, bed frames, carpets etc. So through treatment is essential.
During the daytime, bed bugs prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into all sorts of tiny nooks and crannies - especially those associated with mattresses (especially behind buttons and piping ),box springs, bed frames, and headboards. They will hide in any fabric including curtains, carpets and clothing. In addition they hide behind light switches, wall sockets, in magazines by your bed, places where wallpaper lifted
Bed bugs do not have nests like ants but they gather together in habitual hiding places. Bed bugs prefer to hide close to where they feed. However if necessary, they will crawl several feet to obtain a blood meal. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but the bugs will become scattered throughout a room, occupying any crevice or protected location. They also can spread to adjacent rooms.
 It often seems that bed bugs come from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are often brought into the home on luggage, clothing, etc. Outbreaks can often be traced to travel, especially in countries or cities where bed bugs are common. This is a particular problem for hotels, and holiday homes where turnover of occupants is constant.
Once bed bugs are introduced, they often spread room to room throughout a building.
What are their feeding habits?
Bed bugs are attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anaesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place. The bites cannot usually be felt until some minutes or hours later, as a dermatological reaction to the injected agents.
Patterns of bites can be in a row or a cluster as they follow blood vessels.
Although bedbugs can live for a year or as much as 18 months without feeding, they typically seek a blood meal every five to ten days.
How long do they live without feeding?
Bed bugs can live for a year or as much as 18 months without feeding, they typically seek blood every five to ten days. Bedbugs that go dormant for lack of food often live longer than a year, well-fed specimens live typically for six to nine months.
How long can they live and how many eggs can they lay?
Bed bugs can live for a year or as much as 18 months without feeding, they typically seek blood every five to ten days. Bedbugs that go dormant for lack of food often live longer than a year, well-fed specimens live typically for six to nine months.
Bed bugs lay their eggs in secluded areas, laying up to five eggs a day and 500 during a lifetime
Should I vacate the bedroom?
No if you vacate the affected bedroom they will spread to other rooms in the house in the search for a blood mean. Best to localise the problem and treat it accordingly.
My neighbour has bed bugs am I at risk?
Possibly as bed bugs can be transferred on peoples clothing and they can burrow through walls they can also travel between units in multi-unit dwellings. Better to be safe than sorry!
Is it true that bed bugs travel?
Bed Bugs are well travelled hitchhikers. It has been said that this is one of the main reasons for infestation. People can often acquire bedbugs at hotels, and take them to hotels. As a result of increased domestic and international tourism people spread them and bring them back to their homes in or on their luggage and clothes.
How do bed bugs get in to my home?
There are several means by which homes can become infested with bedbugs. People can often acquire bedbugs from hotels, as a result of increased domestic and international tourism, and bring them back to their homes in their luggage. They also can pick them up by inadvertently bringing infested furniture or used clothing to their household. Bedbugs may actually crawl onto and be carried by people's clothing. They can move between units in multi-unit dwellings.

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