Females bed bugs prefer to lay eggs in cracks and use a sticky substance to secure them to the surface. Extreme cold and heat prevent eggs from hatching. Steam is often used to kill adult bed bugs.
Bedbug Life Cycle Identification
Bedbug larvae are the size of a pin head when they hatch. These insects develop through gradual metamorphosis. They will molt around five times before maturing to adulthood and must have a blood meal before each.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.