Bed Bugs

  • Six legged insects around 1/4″ in size
  • Mahogany to rusty brown, red after a blood meal
  • Nocturnal, hiding in a wide range of places including baseboards, suitcases, and even shoes
  • Primary sustenance is warm-blooded animals, very much including humans
  • Although they do not transmit disease, their bites become itchy, red welts
  • Prevent bed bugs by vacuuming suitcases after a vacation
  • A telltale sign of bed bugs is blood spots on bed sheets
  • Bed bugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.

Habits
Bed bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switchplates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.

Habitat
Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.

Threats
Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

Prevention
Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bedsheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bed bugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.

 

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