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what to use to kill
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.
And if they do, then take your shoe
And knock 'em 'til they are black and blue!
This nursery rhyme may remind you of the dreadful, sleepless nights with the awful bed bug bites.
We all know that bed bugs are bloodsucking parasites that are generally found across the globe.
Given a chance, they could infest even the most high end hotels, cruise ships, mansions and
flats. With the ever-increasing rate of going, there are high chances that you fall victim to these
parasites and give them a potential for entrance to your own abode. It might be difficult to locate a
man, who has not experienced even a single bed bug bite during their life. So it's not fair on our
part to remain ignorant about these wingless insects that we nurture with our blood.
It's already understood that they suck our blood and feed on it. As you let them (involuntarily) feed
on your blood, you will sustain some awful, itchy bites that could appear like red spots on your
skin. Though you're supplying them with food, you may lose your sleep, as these bugs are lively
during nights. The following are some bed bug facts that may help one to improve your
knowledge about these insects.
Coming to the itchy bites, bed bugs pierce the skin of the hosts with the sharp mouth sections.
The two tube like structures within their mouth are inserted into skin of the host. With one tube,
they inject saliva and with the other, they suck blood.
The saliva with anticoagulants prevents clotting of blood and facilitates smooth feeding. It's said
the saliva of these insects contains anesthetics that make the biting site numb. It takes around 5
to 10 minutes for the bug to complete a meal. Till then, the host won't experience discomfort,
because of the effect of anesthetics. bed bug treatment nyc
One of the interesting bed bug facts is that these insects can live without food for almost a year, in
adverse circumstances. But, normally, they ensure to have a blood meal, every five to ten days.
These bugs are not found to transmit any disease-causing pathogens. However, their bites can
cause itchy skin rash, that may occasionally cause secondary infections. Those with allergies may
develop acute allergic reactions.
In terms of infestation is concerned, they can be generally seen in places, where there's easy
entry to food - human blood. So, these insects are seen in the crevices of beds, furniture, carpets,
other furniture and even clothing.
Even though, they cannot fly, bed bugs can readily move or get transferred to some other position
through infested furniture or bag kept in a infested place. Even pets may take these parasites,
from one place to another.
Bed bug infestation is normally noticed, as and when the inhabitants grow an itchy rash.
Sometimes blood stains may be seen on the mattress. You might also come across dead bugs
(and even live ones). A pest control specialist can easily detect such infestation. But, you may be
surprised to understand that trained Beagles take just several seconds to discover the same.
They're wingless insects that belong to the family Cimicidae , which includes parasitic insects that
feed on the blood of warm blooded creatures.
You can find numerous species, but the common one that's found across the world is Cimex
lectularius , which can be considered exceptionally adapted to human environment.
It may happen that a number of people endure bed bug bites on a regular basis, but aren't lucky
enough to catch a glimpse of these insects. So as to identify bed bugs, you must understand they
are tiny insects with level bodies which are brownish in color.
Adult bugs might have a body length of 4 to 5 millimeters. Their body is covered with microscopic
hair and they lack wings. These insects have sharp mouth parts which are adapted for skin
The eggs of bed bugs are tiny and are whitish and sticky. The people might not be visible with
naked eyes. The nymphs are straw-colored and are almost translucent.
These nymphs undergo molting for at least six times, before they reach maturity. A female bug
can lay hundreds of eggs during her lifetime. It is known that one to five eggs can be laid by a
single bug, after every blood meal.
Once you detect bed bug infestation, you must take immediate measures to remove this issue.
Otherwise, you'll have to sacrifice your sound sleep and endure some itchy skin rash. You may
either choose professional pest control or do it on your own. Vacuuming and steam cleaning are
two powerful methods of removing these parasites. You may eliminate heavily infested things like
furniture and mattress.