Any persons applying for a North County Property Group residential rental property, in the process of signing a lease for a North County Property Group residential rental property, or currently a tenant residing in a North County Property Group residential rental property.
Bed Bug Appearance: Bed bugs have six legs. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies about 1/4 of an inch in length. Their color can vary from red and brown to copper colored. Young bed bugs are very small. Their bodies are about 1/16 of an inch in length. They have almost no color. When a bed bug feeds, its body swells, may lengthen, and becomes bright red, sometimes making it appear to be a different insect. Bed bugs do not fly. They can either crawl or be carried from place to place on objects, people, or animals. Bed bugs can be hard to find and identify because they are tiny and try to stay hidden.
Life Cycle and Reproduction: An average bed bug lives for about 10 months. Female bed bugs lay one to five eggs per day. Bed bugs grow to full adulthood in about 21 days. Bed bugs can survive for months without feeding.
Bed Bug Bites: Because bed bugs usually feed at night, most people are bitten in their sleep and do not realize they were bitten. A person’s reaction to insect bites is an immune response and so varies from person to person. Sometimes the red welts caused by the bites will not be noticed until many days after a person was bitten, if at all.Here are some common signs and symptoms of a possible bed bug infestation:
For More Information: Visit the official websites of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the National Pest Management Association:
Prompt Reporting: Bed bug infestation can be brought into the household from everywhere. The sooner we know about it, the sooner the condition can be treated.
If you find or suspect a bed bug infestation, please notify the management immediately. And describe any signs of infestation, so that the problem can be addressed promptly. Even a few bugs can rapidly multiply to create a major infestation that can spread from room to room.