Larvae eggs are white and roughly 1mm in size, which roughly the same size as a small grain of rice. You will usually find eggs, or even newly hatched larvae tucked up under the edge of your mattress or in a crevice inside your dresser or nightstand. If you see anything that looks like bed bug eggs or nymphs, contact a professional immediately.
If you suspect bed bug bites or bed bug presence, do not hesitate to contact Bed Bug Control Hamilton for a complete bed bug eradication.
Nymphs look almost identical in comparison to adult bed bugs, but they are smaller. Like an adult bed bug, the nymphs are small and flat. Adult bed bugs look like apple seeds because they are usually dark brown and seed-shaped. Seed shaped nymphs are also brown, which makes them look like a smaller version of an apple seed. However, when nymphs nourish themselves with blood, they taken on a darker reddish appearance. As they grow, larvae will shed their exoskeleton, which leaves a translucent shell behind. Adult bed bug sightings are uncommon because they stay well hidden. To identify a bed bug infestation, you might find traces like finding the eggs, the larvae, or their exoskeletons.
A nymph grows larger in size after each blood meal. Transitioning into the next stage of molting takes roughly a week. Keep in mind that a nymph will not grow until it feeds. However, that does not mean that you can hope to starve bed bugs to death. In fact, a nymph can survive months without eating a blood meal. Adults can survive without food for approximately a year.
The reason you will commonly find nymphs in or around your mattress is because adults prefer to lay their eggs nearest a meal. Nymphs that dwell in your mattress will have easy access to the blood meals they need by feeding off you while you sleep. The smallest of cracks and crevices can serve as a hiding spot for bed bugs. if you can slide a card through a crevice that will be enough for the young to harbor in safely
Although the piping of your mattress is the most common place where you will find nymphs, there are other areas you should search, too. Search the following areas for bed bug larvae:
Any crevices in drawers, nightstand or any piece of furniture with wear and tear. The folds of your curtains, they are even known to be inside of electric outlets in the corners of where ceilings and walls meet.
The best way to handle any bedbug infestation or simply a suspicion is to call your local pest control service to conduct an internal inspection. Exterminators from experience and training know which places are most susceptible to bed bug presence.