Found A Bed Bug Molt

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As bed bugs grow they molt, shedding their skin five times before reaching maturity. A blood meal is needed between each successive molt. Adult females also must feed in order to lay eggs. Under favorable conditions (70-80°F), the bugs can mature fully in as little as a month, producing multiple generations per year.

Therefore consider the list below as a general indicator of the insects, bugs and spiders that may be found in a given state or province. There are a total of 698 Maine Insects (698 Found) in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order (A-to-Z).

Bed Bug Symptoms. Bites are usually one of the first bed bug symptoms people notice. But bites alone are not enough to diagnose a situation as bed bugs. Not to mention that by the time you notice bite symptoms there may already be more than one generation of bedbugs living under your roof.

Majority of homeowners who find out about bed bug infestations do so only after they have seen one bed bug crawling on their mattress. In 90% of such cases, the inhabitants of the household do not suffer any bites. The reason being: only a few people are allergic to the bed bug's saliva.

As bed bugs grow from birth to adulthood, they molt, or shed their exoskeletons. The cast skins (bedbug shells) they leave behind can be found in and around their harborages (hideouts) and are definite signs of a growing bed bug population. Credit: Dr. Harold Harlan/AFPMB (CC)

On InsectIdentification.org (see the Resources section), search by primary and secondary colors of the bug or shed skin, as well as by the state where the shed insect skin was found. Periodical cicadas are found in the Midwest and Great Lakes states in the summer, in time periods of 13 to 17 years.

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