So you ask, what are bed bugs? They are an elusive, quite small parasitic insects that is in the scientific family of Cimex. They live by feeding off of blood of warm blooded animals including humans.
The name came about from the insect’s favorite hiding spot, as they are most active in the hours before dawn, therefore, beds are a great home.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
When fully developed, they are a brown redish color, an oval shape and do not have wings. A bed bug infestation can be hard to get rid of. It’s important to stay on top of this as soon as you find out you have them. These insects have a very fast reproductive rate and can get to an uncontrollable point rather quickly. There are a limited number of ways to kill bed bugs, it is important to find one that best meets your needs. Finding out how to kill bed bugs will give you a step up in the battle. Check out one of our great articles today.
The annual list by Terminix is in. New York is no longer on top. Read the article to get a full list and see if the city you live in is having increased issues with these bugs. HINT: New York has lost it’s title after 2 years.
Many say that DDT may be the only effective way to kill these insects. Others say that they are already somewhat immune to the chemical. Either way, is it even safe to use it again?
I heard this story on the radio this morning on the way to the office, but the news report stated that the scare was just from some “bug bites”. Having a hunch that this may pertain to our old friend, the bed bug, I decided to check some other news reports and get some additional [...]
Oh the horror! Burleson fifth-graders will have to wait for a overnight field trip to Camp Carter thanks to a bed bug infestation at the camp.
I see the commercials for companies like Rent-A-Center all of the time and never really thought about them renting out furniture multiple times. This means that if the last household to rent the item had bed bugs, you also may be in risk of getting them.
The Dover Housing Authority has confirmed bed bug infestations in Dove, New Hampshire. They state that they are being proactive in the protection from bed bugs, but still have seen some infestations recently.
A screen adaptation of the book ‘Bedbugs’ to be created by TI West