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August 28, 2018 2 min read
Can Bed Bugs live in carpets?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that survive on animal blood especially human blood. They like to remain in their hiding places until they want to feed and be transported. They are moved from place to place by humans or human belongings like beds and bedding as well as clothes and furniture.
A bed bug has six life stages and require blood for transition from one stage to another. Their entire life cycle might require up to five weeks to be completed and each stage occurs with molting of skin. Their females are able to lay up to three eggs every day and almost 500 eggs in their eight month life span. This means that they must feed at least once every two weeks to reproduce.
Though night feeders, bed bugs are able to come out and comb through their surrounding for a host in broad daylight and do not mind travelling over distances of 20 feet to get to their hosts. An infested room would likely have bed bugs hiding around the bed; in close proximity to piping; in electrical appliances and receptacles; in the head of screws; seams and tags of the mattress and box springs; in cracks on the bed frame and headboard; in drawers and table joints; in the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions and curtain folds.
Common bed bugs can keep up with any condition their hosts can survive, as such, they are active at temperatures between 7°C to 40°C although the ones found in the tropical and subtropical regions can survive at averagely higher temperatures. As they are killed at high temperatures, they have special preference for places that can maintain an averagely lower temperature for prolonged periods. No part of the home or human habitats is able to maintain this temperature better than the carpets (an interface between the cool floor and the warm room).
Bed bugs can live in the carpets and their presence can be made out by dark spots, which are indications of their excreta; rusty or reddish stains underneath your carpet which results from the their being crushed by human feet or furniture.
Bed bug living under the carpets are quite difficult to get rid of by heat because the carpet is in contact with the cold floor and cannot be easily moved to be sun dried. However, spraying Nature’s MACE Bed Bug killer in the carpet is the only solution to bed bug infestation in the carpet because it is made with all natural, Eco-friendly, and non-toxic ingredients that pose no form of threat to you and your carpet. Furthermore, Nature’s MACE prevents future infestation of your carpet by bed bugs after it has eliminated the egg, nymph and adult ones present.
Nature’s MACE Bed Bug Killer eliminates bed bugs on first contact and come in different sizes and volumes for different room sizes.
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