Bed Bugs

With the Bed Bugs becoming more of an issue around the word, Green Strike is coming to the foreground in an attempt to keep you and your homes safe. Below are some of our proven products that help you detect,destroy and recuperate with bed bugs.

FAQs about Bed Bugs

What are Bed Bugs?

A Bed bug (Climex Lectularius) is an insect that feeds on human blood. They have a tiny piercing-sucking mouthpart that they use to extract blood. They harbor in cracks and crevices throughout the day to preserve their energy and then move around most actively between 3am and 6:00am. Once they’re engorged with blood after feeding, they return to their hiding places.

What do they look like?

Eggs are approximately 1 mm (millimeter) long and whitish coloured which makes them difficult to see. The hatched nymph is roughly 1.5 mm and range to a maximum size of 4.5 mm. Bed bugs look very different depending on when they last had a blood meal. For instance, a hungry adult is between 6mm and 10mm long. They are flat shaped and a light brown colour. However, fed adults are engorged with blood, which makes them a vibrant reddish brown, shorter and rounded like an oval. bedbuglife

What does a bed bug bite feel and look like?

Bed bugs search your body thoroughly for the best feeding spot, leaving behind red welts on the skin often in a line or cluster. Signs may not show until 3 days after biting and can persist for a week or more. Some people will not show signs because reactions vary for individuals. Some people feel sore whereas others have no discomfort.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

  1. Home: the easiest and earliest sign of detection is seeing the bugs around your house
  2. Case Skins: When bed bugs grow older they shed their skin
  3. Remains: After Bugs eat they need to defecate, so be on the lookout for such waste
  4. Bites:  Bed bugs search your body thoroughly for the best feeding spot, leaving behind red welts on the skin, often in a line. Signs may not show until 3 days after biting.