Different Pests

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  • Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval, and about 3/16 inch long.Approximately the size of an apple seed.

  • They are swollen and reddish after drinking blood.

  • The lifespan of a bed bug is up to 300 days and can live up to one year without eating.

  • They can lay between 5-7 eggs in a week, and 200-500 eggs in a lifetime.

  • Bed bugs live in cracks, crevices, mattress seams, box springs, sheets, furniture, baseboards, electrical outlets, and behind picture frames.

  • You can find bed bugs in homes, hotels, offices, stores, personal belongings, luggage, and even people.

  • Bed bugs can live in temperatures from nearly freezing up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • They feed on blood and usually feed while people sleep, about an hour before dawn.But if they’re hungry and given the opportunity, they feed anytime.

  • Bed bug bites are most commonly on the upper body, neck, arms, and shoulders.

  • The bed bus’s saliva numbs the skin allowing them to feed for up to 10 minutes.

  • Some people do not have a reaction to bed bug bites.Others develop itching, red welts, or swelling anywhere from hours after being bitten up to 2 weeks after.

  • Bed bugs are not known to spread any diseases but can lead to itchy red welts that can become infected.

Bed Bugs