Another bug found in tropical cultures is the Cimex hemipterus. Most often this cousin to our well-known bed bug attacks animals, but a bug needs to eat, and it can attack humans as well when in the bed situation. These bugs come in contact with humans in places where not much care is taken to keep bugs out and people in.
so over last 2 weeks we have been in a state of panic over the possability of having bed bugs. the story starts 6 month ago in out main bedroom we found 2 large black marks on the matress cover, they looked like a ink pen had leaked or mascara had smudged. anyway we didnt think much of it. that was 6 month ago. 4 weeks ago we found another 2 marks exacly yhte same on the duvet cover in the
Sounds like we are dealing with the same problem - rat mites, not bed bugs! i did originally have a BB problem, but it was gone very quickly since i recognized the problem early. But I kept getting "bites". After months of pco's fighting bed bugs, I too, discovered that i have a leaky, rat infested house.
Are bed bugs dangerous? Bed bugs, although very annoying, pestering, and gross, are not carriers of disease unlike mosquitos, which can carry various diseases. What they will do is bite you multiple times in close proximity while you sleep.
Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed (4-5 mm in length). They have segmented abdomens with tiny, colored hairs that give them a striped appearance. Their antennae are shorter than their legs and have four segments. Bed bugs do not have wings and must crawl to get around.
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