If you have found even one bed bug on your mattress, then do note that there are bound to be many more of these pests lurking nearby. This is due to the simple fact that female bed bugs lay hundreds of eggs in cracks, crevices and other hard-to-access areas. These bugs also hide during the day and come out only at night to feed when they are attracted to the heat and … [Read more...] about I Found One Bed Bug On My Bed: Are There More?
About Bed Bugs
The bed bugs are back-and for a reason. Most of us are responsible for bringing bed bugs into our homes. Such infestations are not owing to unhygienic conditions (as most people tend to erroneously think); rather they occur due to one’s innocence and lack of knowledge. Most of us are unaware that today bed bugs can be found in the most unlikely places, including air … [Read more...] about Movie Theater Bed Bugs: How to Avoid Bed Bugs in Movie Theater Seats?
The bed bug infestation which we thought was over post the Second World War era has actually made resurgence in the 1990s. Today, bed bug cities are a national problem in the United States. The bugs are everywhere: in five star hotels, movie halls, clothing centers and even our daycares and schools. Nearly 95% of pest control management agencies in the country claim to … [Read more...] about The Most Bed Bug Infested Cities in the USA – See How Bad It Is
In this guide, we will study some important ways to avoid bed bugs while travelling so that you not only enjoy a pest-free vacation but also avoid bringing them back into your home. First: let us consider how bed bug infestations occurred over the years. Bed bugs: A brief history Bed bugs are back, and they are bigger and more annoying than ever. And if you are one of … [Read more...] about Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling By Following These Easy Steps
The only clear indication that you have bed bugs is to watch out for bed bug signs and symptoms which we will be discussing in this guide. Often, people assume that a bite on the human skin is due to the presence of bed bugs. However there are many explanations for such bites and several species of insects can cause similar ones. Hence, it is important to educate yourself … [Read more...] about 6 Bed Bug Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For
The family of bed bugs, commonly known as Cimicidae, consists of two sub-varieties namely the common bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and the tropical bed bugs (Cimex Hemipterus). The C.Lectularius is predominantly seen in temperate regions while the tropical bed bugs, as their name suggests, are seen in tropical or warmer regions including southern states of USA as well as … [Read more...] about Tropical Bed Bugs – Cimex Hemipterus Bites
As far as varieties of common bed bugs are concerned, the Cimex Lectularius are a prominent type. They are known by different names such as “red coats”, “clinches” or “mahogany flats”. Cimex Lectularius feed on warm blooded mammals including humans, chickens, bats and domestic animals. Not only are their bites annoying; they are even known to be carriers of several … [Read more...] about Common Bed Bugs – Cimex Lectularius Bites
Bat bugs (Leptocimex Boueti or Cimex Adjunctus), as their name suggests, are parasites that feed mainly on bat blood. However, in absence of bats as hosts, they are more than willing to take on human hosts. Like bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), bat bugs belong to the Cimicidae family. They are predominantly seen in countries like Africa where bats are abundant. However, … [Read more...] about Bat Bugs – Leptocimex Boueti Bites
It is essential to study the history of bed bugs in order to build a solid foundation of knowledge to deal with them better. A basic lesson in the history of bed bugs will also help one get an insight into their life cycle and habits to help eliminate them more efficiently. Ancient history of bed bugs through the Ages Bed bugs have always been around us; historians … [Read more...] about The History of Bed Bugs – Where do Bed Bugs Come From?
Believed to have been completely eradicated in the 20th century, the bed bugs are back with a vengeance in the 21st century. There are three main types of bed bugs found in Europe and America. According to the CDC or Centre for Disease Control And Prevention, bed bugs belong to the family known as Heteroptera Cimicidae. They include sub types such as Cimex Lectularis, … [Read more...] about Types of Bed Bugs – Common Bed Bug Types in the USA