The bedbugs are a nightmare for everyone. They are actually parasites that come from the cimicid family. The bed bugs are oval, small and brownish insects that need blood in order to feed themselves.
There are some parasites from this cimicid family that need animal blood in order to feed. However, the most famous and common bed bug the so-called Cimex lectularius prefers human blood.
An adult parasite like the bed bugs have a flat body; they have a similar look like the seed from the apple. But, once it feeds, the body of the bed bug swells and has a red color.
The bed bugs feed unnoticed.
It is believed that bed bugs are more active at night. However, these parasites are not nocturnal creatures. The female bedbug in its lifetime can lay hundreds of eggs.
The eggs are big as speak of dust. They can be easily brought to your home with the adults. How?
With used beds, clothing, via luggage, with used furniture, etc. These bed bugs are not able to fly, but they can move fast over ceilings, walls, and floors.
As a result of bites from bed bugs, you can have allergic symptoms, skin rashes and in some cases even psychological problems.
Do You Have Bed Bugs in Your House?
An evident sign that you have bed bugs is if you have areas of your body that are itchy. You will notice this once you wake up, and if it starts itching that is probably the place that you have a bite from bed bugs.
In some cases, the itchy areas have small bumps that are usually red. You can also find out if you notice blood stains on your pillow cases and sheets.
Also, you can notice if there are feces on the bed from bed bugs and walls or bed linen, and in areas where they usually hide to have shed skins or egg shells. Another sign of bed bug infestation is the musty odor of the scent glands from the bugs.
Because of their flat bodies they can quickly move and hide in tiny places like headboards, mattresses, bed frames and box springs. They do not have nests, but they live in groups.
With time they scatter through the bedroom and can move to any protected location or crevice and also to adjoining rooms.
If you think that you have bed bug infestation what you need to do is to remove all the dust and bedding covers, box springs and blankets to look for signs of bed bugs.
Remember to look around the area around your bed like the electrical outlets, books, carpet edges, radios, and telephones.