A bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is a small, blood-sucking parasite that feeds on the blood of warm-blooded animals and humans.A bed bug begins its life as a white egg about 1mm long. It takes 10 days to hatch and grow into an adult in six weeks. An adult bed bug may grow up to eight millimeters in size.
temic symptoms (eg, fever and anemia) associated with bed bug bites are unusual.1 Another concern associated with bed bug bites is the po-tential for these insects to transmit infectious diseases. Even though bed bugs have been found to carry infectious organ-isms, such as hepatitis B virus, in the ﬁeld, it has never been
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a thorough guide to methods for bedbug control in the reference listed at the end of this article. Long-term control of bedbug infestations requires diligence and a combination of non-chemical methods and pesticides. What do bed bug bites look
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Human blood is the bed bug's sole food source, and they primarily seek out human hosts through two attractants : body heat and the carbon dioxide of our breath. Although pets and other animals may carry bed bugs, they will only bite humans. Bed bugs are nocturnal eaters, and will rarely bite humans during the day.
Bed bugs are a type of insect that feed on human blood, usually at night. Their bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from invisible, to small areas of redness, to prominent blisters.