Anatomy of bed bug

Bed Bug Facts

Posted on Jul 27,2010 | By admin

Bed Bugs are small pest – the adult is smaller than a quarter of an inch in size – that feed on the blood of animals and, most disconcertingly humans. Although not equipped with wings the bed bug does possess the ability to move very quickly and is prone to rapid infestation as a result. The Bed Bug concern is a common one, as these tiny mites are known to have traveled from their place of origin in the Asian continent to the rest of the globe. It is far from unusual to find an infestation of Bed Bugs, but what is essential i

Heading for College? Watch Out for Bed Bugs!

Posted on Jul 25,2010 | By admin

Early morning classes, difficult professors, interminable lectures, endless reading lists, yucky dorm food – college students may moan and groan, but somehow they manage to cope with most of the aggravations of college life. But bed bugs? Sharing a dorm room with these tiny nocturnal vampires can push even the most laid-back college student to his limits. Bed bugs are making a comeback in America and college campuses are not immune from attack. In the past year outbreaks have occurred at university and college campuses in

The disrepute of the bed bugs shows that these are just next to the vampires known for their blood sucking acts. Yet many of us do not get the alarm in time. It is quite understandable with the fact that bed bugs along with some pests had been exterminated well with the widespread usage of DDT in the US right after World War I. Now, owing to the international travel & immigration, the symptoms of bed bugs are again surfacing. Unfortunately people do not come to know that it is the bed bugs crisis until they actually have ex

Bed bug bites can cause swollen rash called the bed bug rash, and severe itching. The bed bug rashes are itchier than the mosquito bites, and they do not heal fast. So, its better not to let them bite. Following are tips to keep the bed bug bites at bay. Bed bugs are not invisible; they are very much visible to the naked eye of any person. Bed bugs are somewhat similar and are of the same size as apple seed. The bed bugs resemble the apple seeds in color and shape too. The only difference is that the bed bugs, when compared to th

Bed bugs are the most persistent of parasites that have ever graced this planet. As they are very tiny, they creep into the smallest of crevices and cracks. It is useless to scrub surfaces or apply pesticides and try getting rid of them Hence, you must not take any risks while treating bugs. Professionals, who actually know what they are into must be sought for, while treating or controlling infestations of bed bugs. Bites of Bed bugs and diseases Health organizations across the globe confirm that there are no diseases that are

Battling The Distribution Of Bed Bugs

Posted on Jul 15,2010 | By admin

Bed bugs are insects that do not have wings. They are roughly shaped oval. They measure, once fully grown, from four to five millimeters long. You might find the next piece of information unexpected, but bed bugs are fast runners. There are easy to see on white linoleum or marble floors, but very difficult to spot on brown wooden floors. This is so because bed bugs are rust brown in color and they even change into a deeper red brown when they finish a blood meal. The fact that bed bugs are dorsoventrally flat assists their distri

Hundreds of Bed Bugs Biting a Man’s Arm

Posted on Jul 13,2010 | By admin

SEE HUNDREDS OF BED BUGS FEED ON LOU SORKIN'S ARM. In a scene from Bill Schutt's book, Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures, entomologist Lou Sorkin shows off his bed bug colony before allowing hundreds of bed bugs to bite him and suck blood from his arm. Note: The paperback version of Dark Banquet contains a wealth of information on bed bugs and their current resurgence. It is now available in paperback (Three Rivers Press) for around $10 at places like "Dark Banque

Die Bed Bugs Die

Posted on Jul 13,2010 | By admin

Getting rid of bed bugs has been a problem documented as early as medieval times in Europe or during the time of Aristotle in Greece. Often attacking when one is fast asleep, bed bugs are smart creatures that choose to move when the target least knows it. Every person will have his own version of a bed bug story and most likely it will be bad. Bed bugs are scientifically known as "Cimex lectularius", they are wingless with a brownish ultra thin body. Various studies indicate these creatures originated from Asia but now can be see

Vacation Traveler?s Guide to Bed Bugs

Posted on Jul 9,2010 | By admin

With spring break nearly here and summer vacation just around the corner, families are gearing up for vacation travel. Nobody minds bringing home a little sand in their shoes after an idyllic week lounging on the beach, but there's nothing that takes the joy out of a vacation like unpacking a few bed bugs along with the swimsuits. Opera singer Alison Trainer got bed bugs while staying at an upscale Phoenix hotel in 2007. She told ABC News that when she woke up in the middle of the night, "They were all over the bed and the comfor

The Bed Bug spread is a common one

Posted on Jul 6,2010 | By admin

The Bed Bug spread is a common one, as these tiny insects are understood to have traveled from their place of origin in the Asian continent to the entire globe. It is not unusual to find an infestation of Bed Bugs, but what is important is that we recognise where they live, how to find them and what to do about them. The female Bed Bug will produce eggs each day; as she can exist for extraordinary lengths of time – over a year – this results in a natural explosion of the Bed Bug population. The bed bug is active at night –

How To Control The Bed Bugs

Posted on Jul 4,2010 | By admin

Bed bugs are unlikely and unwanted housemates you might have currently. They can never be as gross and scary as other insects and pests like cockroaches, but they can be really annoying. Bed bugs are insects that thrive on small holes, cracks or crevices in walls and floors. Generally, bed bugs like to live in dark and untidy corners or portions of the house. Bed bugs suck blood. It is their primary means of making a living. Hence, they go out at night and suck blood from unsuspecting victims, who may be sleeping by that time. Be

Bed bugs are making a comeback nationwide and the pest control industry is seeking new technologies to combat the increasingly pesticide-resistant insects. Cutting-edge technologies at both ends of the temperature spectrum include Cryonite which uses a non-toxic carbon dioxide snow to instantly freeze and kill the noxious pests and giant infrared heaters that raise the temperature in a room and bake the bugs to death. The University of Minnesota is working on a trap that simulates a sleeping human, the bed bug's favorite meal. &#

Bed Bug Removal Not Easy

Posted on Jul 1,2010 | By admin

http;// Bed bugs are very small, only a quarter of an inch, fully grown. In the absence of human host, they dine human blood or animals. While they cannot fly, they do possess the ability to move quickly. These small but problematic creatures spread from their origin on the Asian continent to the rest of the world, making the bed bug problem a universal one. Identifying the signs of bed bugs - how to locate them - is almost as valuable as knowing what to do when you find them. to expedite

Bed Bug Invasion: Fact or Media Frenzy?

Posted on Jun 26,2010 | By admin

"Bed Bugs Invade America!" screamed the headline on a supermarket tabloid. "Tiny, Evil and Everywhere" shrieked the Washington Post. "Bloodthirsty Bedbugs Stage Comeback" thundered National Geographic News. Read the headlines and you get the impression that bed bugs have invaded our shores in force and are chomping their way down Main Street USA. Until five years ago bed bug reports were virtually non-existent in the U.S. Then the blood-sucking insects started cropping up in homes, apartments, hotels and college dorms acr