The Facts About Bedbugs!

October 29, 2014

Bed Bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years and had once been considered eradicated but have made a global comeback since the 1990’s.  Due to pesticide resistance, global travel and the growth of urban areas bed bugs have become an epidemic.  So let’s look at the facts about the bug – Cimex lectularius –  that has infested every one of the 50 states.  
  • Bed bugs are small, flattened insects that feed solely on blood.  
 
  • Bed bugs are not exclusive to mattresses.  They can be found on clothing, blankets, couch cushions, chairs, and areas near where people sit or lounge.
 
  • Bed bugs are found in both clean and dirty homes.  Unsanitary conditions do not cause bed bugs but the fewer areas of clutter they can hide in the better.  
 
  • Bed bugs have no wings so they can not fly around your bedroom or jump from cushion to cushion.
  • Bed Bugs cause rashes, allergic reactions and in some cases anxiety and sleeplessness.  You may or may not notice bite marks that resemble spider bites.  Reactions differ from person to person. Some bites may take up to two weeks to show and some people have no reaction at all.
  • Bed bugs tend to be more active at night but can bite at any time.  
  • Bed bugs can live for many months without feeding.
  • Bed bugs are resistant to many pesticides so gaining the advice of a Pest Management team like Pest End about fumigation or heat treatments may be your most cost effective and successful solution.  

 

 

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