Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), can be described as tiny, flattened insects without wings which feed with the blood of humans and warm-blooded animals. These insects live inside holes and cracks in bed frames, furniture made from wood, flooring surfaces and even walls. They are often confused with cockroaches and ticks. They are not active during the daytime hours, but show up during the night in order to feed on the victims that sleep. It is good to know that bed bugs are not a result of bad hygiene or perhaps poor house cleaning and it hasn’t been registered that they distribute any infections and diseases.
The size of a grownup bed bug is actually somewhere around 4 to 7 mm in length, and it can be compared with the dimensions of a lady bug. The color of these parasitic insects is grey or brownish, but after they feed their color turns red. Bed bugs can easily live for a relatively lengthy period with no food, in some cases even for a few months. Female bed bugs may lay down one or more eggs every day or 200 to 500 eggs in their entire life. The eggs of the bed bugs are small and have white-creamy color. They are usually 1 mm long, and are similar to rice, but smaller of course.
Where You Can Find The Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs always like to hide out near to the place they feast. But if it is necessary, they are going to crawl a few feet to get their bloody dinner. In the beginning, the contaminations are generally close to bed furniture. But sooner or later the bed bugs can spread through the entire bedroom, inhabiting any kind of crevice or perhaps covered area. In some cases they may possibly get spread around to surrounding bedrooms and even flats.