If you or someone you know has ever had to deal with Bed Bugs before, you understand just how difficult they can be to eliminate.
Bed Bugs live in aggregations or clusters and prefer to live as close as possible to their host and will quickly establish themselves in the cracks, crevices, and seams associated with headboards, bed frames, and mattresses. Additionally rough, dry surfaces that are either protected or partially dark seem to be the preferred environment in which Bed Bugs will establish their harborage.
Bed Bugs are mostly active at night and exhibit cryptic behavior during the day. As a result they often go undetected until their populations escalate. These biting insects are small oval, flattened insects about one- fifth inch long ranging in color from mahogany brown to rust brown. However, they will turn bright red following a blood meal. Adult females deposit whitish eggs which are attached with cement like material into the crevices where they hide. Once egg- lying begins, females typically deposit two hundred to five hundred eggs in her lifetime. Eggs take six to ten days to hatch and the young Bed Bugs complete five nymphal instars before reaching adulthood. At least one blood meal is required to complete development during each instar as well as for the production of each batch of eggs.
The lifecycle takes four to five weeks to complete and there may be four generations per year. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food source. Adults can live for several months or up to one year without feeding, and nymphs can live up to three months without feeding.
These insects may produce a series of bites in a row, or fairly straight line. The bites are usually along the edge of a piece of clothing or a bed sheet that has been lying against their human host’s skin.
Bed Bugs leave physical signs of blood smears on walls, bedding, curtains, and other light colored surfaces. Habitual hiding places are usually made evident by telltale fecal matter that is deposited onto the surfaces where the Bed Bugs rest. Fecal deposits appear as dark brown to black spots and are commonly found around the binding where the top of the mattress meets the sides. Egg shells and cast skins may also be present in these locations.
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