Posted on | April 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
What do Bed bugs really are and how do they look like?
In this bed bug portal we have already said that these bed creatures are considered as oval-shaped non-flying insects that belong to the Cimicidae family. They are three species, which also bite people. The adult ones can reach a length of 5 to 7 millimeters. The nymphs or juveniles only reach 1.5 millimeters in length. With the flat bodies of these insects, they are commonly mistaken as small cockroaches or ticks. These types of insects live by sucking blood to their victims, most animals and human alike.
The adult bugs appear to be red in color most especially after they have fed from their victims while the nymphs are clear but become bright red after they have fed. These insects have vestigial so they are not capable of flying but they are expected to crawl at a fast rate. They usually survive in temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and can produce three generation of bugs in a year.
Where bed bugs are usually found?
These nasty creatures have become common in the United States before the break of World War II but suddenly become rare when the use of DDT in 1940s and 50s become widespread. However, these insects become very much prevalent in other countries of the world and their existence was triggered by the uncontrollable immigration including the limitation of pesticide use; both are great factors, which can be attributed to the rising infestation of these ugly bugs. Generally, chinches are often reported to be thriving in places that are dirty and when sanitation is poor. But, there are also some cases that these bugs occur in places where you least expect them to see. For example, it is not surprising to see such insects even in clean places.
Most of the time, you can see these bed creatures in the cracks of up furniture items or even in upholstered or textile furniture. They are usually found in places where people sleep most of the time, say in beds, mattresses, box springs, and bed frames. They tend not to appear on the surface of the bed but they are easily found in the cracks of the bed. Other places where bedbugs are commonly seen include wall paper cracks, edge of floor carpets, curtains, dressers, and other types of wicker furniture items. These insects can survive even without food for months so it is not surprising if you find them crawling and thriving even in vacant houses.
Are there bed bugs in hotels?
Over the past few years, there have been many reports concerning bed bug attacks in upscale and popular hotels. These guests who were victims of these nasty bugs sued these hotels. There are sites on the internet today such as the TripAdvisor provide essential information about specific hotels, which are infested with bedbugs. The fact that different people of different place of origin are staying in hotel, it can never be denied that such bugs are being unintentionally carried by these guests in their luggage and clothing. The bugs will then multiply rapidly, thrive in those hotels, and create havoc. Aside from their hotel presence, bedbugs are also reported to be seen in movie houses, offices, shelters, laundry houses, transport vehicles, and places where people usually gather.
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