Bed Bug

what are bed bugs?

Cimicidae or (sometimes bedbugs), are small parasitic insects. The most common type is Cimex lectularius. The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals.

A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.

In the developed world, bed bugs were largely eradicated as pests in the early 1940s, but have increased in prevalence since about 1995. Because infestation of human habitats has been on the increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have been on the rise as well. The exact causes of this resurgence remain unclear;

The name "bed bug" is derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed bugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts.

Can bed bugs be dangerous?

Bed bugs are not dangerous. But their bites are very annoying and can cause skin rashes and irritations. .  If you have bed bugs the problem will increase if you do not do anything to remove them.  Each bed bug can usually lay 4-5 eggs per day and that can quickly multiply into a large infestation.  So it is a good idea to eradicate them quickly.  If you are not sure whether you have a bed bug infestation, our bed bugs dog service can detect and exterminate them for you.

How do you get bed bugs?

 Some people wonder how they got a bed bugs infestation.  There are some common ways of getting an infestation:

1) If you live in an apartment, a bed bugs infestation can occur when they live or crawl between the walls. So if your neighbor has them, then you probably do as well.

2) If you have traveled recently or frequently, many hotels have bed bugs infestations. This is more likely with travel outside the country. Bed bugs will transport themselves in your luggage to your home.  Only one bed bug is needed to start an infestation.

3) On your clothing, although this is rare, you could bring them into your house in this manner.

4) Used clothing or furniture.  If you purchase used furniture or used clothing sometimes there could be bed bugs in them.  This is a fairly common method of bringing a bed bugs problem into your home.

5) Where you work, if you regularly visit other people’s homes you could very easily bring bed bugs back with you.

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