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FAQs on Bedbugs

With the rise in bedbug infestations worldwide and its potential to transmit diseases, we have put together an FAQ on bedbugs to acquaint you with these nasty pests.

Q: What do bedbugs look like?
A: Adult bedbugs measure around 4 – 5 mm in length, and are usually flat and reddish-brown in colour. The female can lay 5 eggs in a day and reproduce 500 times in one lifetime. These creatures look like small watermelon seeds.

Q: Where do they like to hang out?
A: They like to live close to their favourite source of food – humans. Their favourite habitat is the mattress – in the seams, in box springs, linens. They can also live in cushions and bedroom furniture.

Q: How do they feed and how often?
A: Bedbugs crawl out to feed just before dawn. They bite and suck the blood of humans for about 5 minutes. By the time you start to feel itchy, they have crawled back into the safety of their mattress hide out. They usually feed once a week but can live without food for up to a year.

Q: How long does it take for a bed bug to hatch from its egg?
A: Bed bugs hatch from eggs in 10 days.

Q: How do bedbugs get transmitted?
A: Bedbugs get transported from one place to another when they crawl into the luggages or clothes of visitors who then bring them back to their homes.

Q: Which parts of the body are the most commonly affected areas?
A: The most commonly affected areas of the body are the arms and shoulders.

Q: Can bed bugs make me sick?
A: While bed bugs can be quite irritating, they are not known to transmit disease. However, intense itching of the bites can result in a secondary skin infection in severe cases.

Q: Are anti-bedbug mattresses available?

A: Four Star is the one of the first mattress companies in Singapore to incorporate anti-bedbug technology. Four Star’s Anti-Bedbug mattress incorporates a clinically proven technology from France's Laboratoire T.E.C.. The revolutionary technology uses a special material that eliminates any invading bedbug within 72 hours. Anti-bedbug mattresess are available from Four Star dealers.