Bedbugs can become quite the nuisance when an infestation occurs in your household. The common bedbug is scientifically known as Cimex letcularius. They are small, flat and a reddish-brown color. It is their flat shape that allows them to get deep into mattresses, carpets, and other furniture.
Recognizing them is hard until there is a true infestation because they are so tiny. Once they infest a home, they can be found because they tend to cluster together and have distinctively sweet yet unpleasant smell. A bedbug infestation can start when they are carried home from a hotel in one’s luggage or clothing.
Once they are brought into your home, they can multiply and infest your own furniture. They are nocturnal, which means they are active mostly at night. Bed bugs feed on human blood and their bites can leave behind itchy red welts. Scientist have recently found a way to use bedbug’s own pheromones in order to treat an infestation.
They have found that by spraying them with a synthetic version of their own pheromones, bedbugs are more likely to walk though the agents that kill them. However when facing a bedbug infestation in your home, it is best to allow an expert handle it.