Archive for the ‘Bed Bugs’ Category
Bed bugs may be the grossest thing ever. If you’ve ever lifted your mattress to discover that tiny insects have been feasting on you at night, trust us when we say it’s a pretty bad feeling. Take coming home from summer camp with long hair and lice, and multiply that by about a hundred thousand.
Anyone who has ever had bedbugs knows that the problem isn’t really the damage they do, but trying to get rid of bedbugs. Most pesticides won’t kill bedbugs, which leads to complicated freezing procedures, followed by an enormous amount of laundry and buying new furniture. This week, researchers at Ohio State conducted a genetic analysis [Read the Rest...]
Bites and Concerns Bed bugs usually bite people at night while they are sleeping. They do this by piercing the skin with an extended beak which draws the blood. It takes about 3 to 10 minutes to eat but the person seldom knows that they’re being bitten. Symptoms vary after being bitten. Some get an [Read the Rest...]
People nowadays only hear about bed bugs but rarely do they get to see these creepy crawlers. Bed bug infestations were common in the United States before the World War II when there was still a lack of outdoor pest control remedies. But with the great improvements in people’s overall hygiene and the use of numerous [Read the Rest...]
Bed bugs usually bite people at night while they are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin with an elogated beack through which they withdraw blood.
The epidemic is growing rapidly in the North East United States and throughout the world. Typically, the bedroom is where you would find them, but in recent years, and even months, they are being found all throughout homes and hotels, regardless of cleanliness.
bed bugs readily hide in small crevices, they may accompany (as stowaways) luggage, furniture, clothing, pillows, boxes, and other such objects when these are moved between apartments, homes and hotels
Where do bed bugs live? Bed bugs and their relatives occur nearly worldwide. Bed bugs became relatively scarce during the latter part of the 20thcentury, but their populations have resurged in recent years, particularly throughout parts of North America, Europe, and Australia. They are most abundant in rooms where people sleep, and they generally hide [Read the Rest...]
Bed bugs are nocturnal. In the wee hours of the morning they visit their human victim. They hide in the beds headboard, the folds of the mattress, in the cavity of the box spring, in your luggage, in your shoes, in the ceiling and baseboard trim of the room, in the electrical outlets, dresser drawers and behind the pictures on the wall.
Bed bugs seek out people and animals, generally at night while these hosts are asleep, and painlessly sip a few drops of blood. While feeding, they inject a tiny amount of their saliva into the skin. Repeated exposures to bed bug bites during a period of several weeks or more causes people to become sensitized [Read the Rest...]