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February 19, 2018 3 min read

Bed Bug Information

Beg bugs are flat bellied, wingless, blood sucking set of critters belonging to the Cimicidae family. When fully grown, their entire body takes an oval shape measuring about 5mm in length. Additionally, they their body has a red to brown color with a little bit of black spots along their back.

Bed bugs can be found just about anywhere in the world. Even in frigid regions where temperatures plummet to minuses, bed bugs can live extremely well. The reason for this is simple: they have the ability to lower the melting point of their body fluid. This ability makes it easy for them to live so long and well in cold environment.

There are many different species of bed bugs. The Cimex lectulariusis the commonest as it is highly adaptable, and lives mostly among humans. Their choice of food is mostly human blood, especially for the Cimex lecturalisspecie. Other species prefer to feed on the blood of birds and bats – they will as well feed on human blood whenever the opportunity avails.

Beg bugs are known by many names. Chinches, mahogany flats, and red coats are some of them. Since they don’t have wings, their climbing skills is top notch. They can climb just about anything, and to any height seamlessly.

Their flat, streamlined body makes it easy for them to crawl through the thinnest of space, thus giving them an upper hand. A home can be under bed bug invasion without the homeowner detecting a thing. This is because bed bugs can hide in hard to detect places like cracks on furniture, underneath carpets and rugs, cracks on the floors and lots more. Even when their presence is detected, getting rid of them is tough work. One single female can lay hundreds of eggs within her short lifespan. This means their rate of reproduction is extremely high – they reproduce much faster than they are killed.

Detecting the presence of bed bugs

You won’t see a bug crawling along that easily. These critters will only come out to feed, and once filled will instantly retreat to their hideout. So, relying on relying solely on physical observation might not work. Not to worry; there are several other ways of detecting bed bug infestation.

  • Blood stains:Blood stains on pillows and bed covers is a dead giveaway. Although bed bugs can live just about anywhere, they prefer to live where they will be closest to food source – humans. So, blood stains is indicative of a colony of bugs lying around somewhere.
  • Musty odour: Bed bugs give off a markedly unpleasant smell. The smell becomes strongly irritating when they are killed. If there are no signs of blood stains but you always perceive a musty odour, chances are bugs have made your bed their home.
  • Itchy skin ridden with bumps: Like earlier said, bed bugs release a pain-relieving chemical into the skin of their victim as they feed. These chemical irritates the skin afterwards, causing mild to severe itching which is then followed by a small bump.

Bed bug infestation shouldn’t be taken lightly. Once you detect their presence, do all that needs to be done to get rid of them. The earlier the better!

Bed Bug Information

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