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Mattress Cleaning Read More Dust Mites a fantastic read/ Mattresses typically acquire three varieties of stains: blood, urine, and what we’ll just call “other bodily fluids”. While it’s better to treat stains immediately with cold water plus a little dish soap or hydrogen peroxide (warm water sets these stains), let’s admit it, sometimes sleep is a bit more important.

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Post date: June 22nd, 2015

Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish-brown pests that feed on human and animal blood. They often lurk in bed linens and bed frames. Mostly dormant during the day, at night, bed bugs come out of their hiding spots to feast on sleeping humans. If you suspect you have a bed-bug problem, look for the bed bugs at night, as the bugs are very good at hiding during the day.

Red, bumpy or itchy skin is one of the earliest symptoms of bed bugs. Bed-bug bites are generally red, with a darker red color in the center, and are often clustered or lined up near one another. The bites are most often on the hands, face, neck and arms. Unfortunately, bed bug bites look like most other insect bites, so it is hard to tell whether your home has bed bugs without noticing a couple other symptoms.

While foul odors are not always present when bed bugs have embedded themselves into your home, a musty, sweet, "buggy" smell does often accompany an extreme infestation. These odors are from secretions created in the glands of bed bugs.

Small brown spots on bed linens are a sign of bed bugs; bed bug fecal matter is typically in the seams of sheets as well as on mattresses and the walls near an infested bed. The spots can be hard and look bumpy, or can take on the appearance of a stain from a dark-colored marker.

Bed bugs molt five times before becoming adults, leaving behind empty, transparent, light-brown exoskeletons that look like empty bed bugs. Each exoskeleton becomes progressively bigger as bed bugs age; adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed.

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Learning how to identify bed bugs will help any home owner or apartment tenant avoid an infestation. All it takes is one pregnant female to produce a population. Bed Bugs do resemble other bugs, so a close inspection is required.

Bed bug appearance will change based on where they are in their life cycle, as they pass through 5 nymph and 1 adult stage. Color and shape can also vary if the bedbug has just had a blood meal and if that meal has been digested. They will appear flat and light brownish if they haven't just eaten and will become reddish after feeding.

Bed bug infestations are increasing across the globe. Reports in many U.S. cities show a 2x increase in complaints over a 2 year period. Reports in Ontario Canada have increased 100%, while Germany has seen a year to year increase of 5 reports to 76 reports.

In its earliest stages bed bugs may be difficult to detect since red bumps on the skin and skin itch, the typical symptom, can have multiple causes. As an infestation grows, repeated bites and stains on the mattress make it obvious that bed bugs are the problem and indicates that you should bring in an expert to identify bed bugs in your home or apartment.

Bed bugs change in appearance depending on where they are in the bed bugs life cycle. A bed bug will pass through five stages before reaching the sixth stage which is adulthood. Baby bed bugs are referred to as nymphs.

The bugs are also difficult to detect since they tend to only leave their hiding places at night, with the only sign being mattress or furniture stains. When an infestation is small, must bugs can be found on or near a bed, hiding on a box spring, backboard on in cracks on a bed frame, particularly wood frames. Always look for light to dark spots which can be shed skins and feces .

At birth they are about 1/16 of an inch and have a light straw color appearance. After a blood meal they will redden in color and appear to be larger. As they get older they become darker in color, taking on a reddish/brown appearance and grow to 1/4 inch.

If you think you have bed bugs, but want to be sure, then you can send a bug you capture to the Cornell Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. The service costs $25.

Bed bugs tend to hide in many places around a room, with most hiding near or around the mattress. The following diagram shows common bed bug hiding places. It is possible to see a solitary bed bug that isn't near the location of the larger infestation.

When trying to identify bed bugs, look in the following places in the typical room:


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Bed bug bites

Post date: June 3rd, 2015

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I "sustained" these at the Comfort Inn in Columbus, Indiana. Gross. When I get bedbug bites, they itch for nearly a month. There are 9 bed bug bites and 1 mosquito bite in this picture.

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Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

Post date: June 3rd, 2015

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Bed Bug Symptoms

Post date: June 3rd, 2015

Bed bugs have made resurgence in the world in recent years. These nasty little bloodsuckers are disgusting and can be troublesome to anyone that comes in contact with them. In fact, this problem is considered a national epidemic. Even fine four-star hotels have found themselves facing infestations. In ancient times only the wealthiest families would find themselves to have them because these people had the warmest homes.

This bug is a member of the Hemiptera family. The mouthpieces are made for piercing and sucking. There are at least 92 known species of them in the world today, including those based in tropical locations like Florida. This bug not only feasts on humans; it likes chickens and bats as well.

These bugs are parasites that dont discriminate. They dont care if you live in the most expensive house in the most expensive neighborhood in your town or in a cardboard box under a bridge. They are bloodsuckers. You are a human and you have blood therefore you are a candidate for this parasites next meal.

They are a bigger nuisance than mosquitoes or flies because they are more difficult to get rid of. If you have ever suffered through a flea infestation in your home, you know how difficult it is to get rid of them and how much work it entails. Getting rid of them is much more difficult.

They cannot fly or hop. They simply crawl wherever they want to go. They crawl anywhere, including up walls and across ceilings. To get into different homes and hotels these nasty little parasites tend to hitchhike rides on your clothing, in your purse, or other pieces of luggage. Once in their new home they will crawl into your couch or sofa or the mattress on your bed. They can even make a home in that nice pile of blankets you have folded in your closet.

These little insect vampires do not live on or in humans. They simply feed off of us and then head back to their home to rest and digest our blood. These tiny pests feed about once a week and it takes only five to ten minutes of sucking your blood to fill them up. The female will lay five to ten eggs immediately after feasting.

These bugs multiply by what is called traumatic insemination. This means the male bug slices through the females abdomen and inserts his semen directly into her body cavity.

The fertilized female will then remove herself from the population to a safer location so she will not run the risk of being further injured. It is in this place that the female will lay her eggs.

They are sort of round or oval and are flat. They have six legs and on their head they have two mouthpieces, which are used to pierce the skin and then suck blood similar to sucking through a straw. Their color ranges from straw colored to dark red or mahogany in color to even dark brown.


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Bed bugs hatch from eggs and pass through five nymphal stages (instar) before becoming adults capable of reproduction. Nymphs and eggs are especially tiny, but still visible to the naked eye.

Adult bed bugs are about 3/16-1/4 inch long, broadly oval, flattened (when unfed), brown to reddish brown bugs. They have a 3-segmented piercing, sucking beak, which rests along their underside when they are not feeding. Females have a rounded abdomen and males have a slightly pointed abdomen. Bed bugs do not have wings and cannot fly, jump or hop. They have six long legs with claws at the end of each, making them well adapted to climbing rough surfaces. Bed bugs can move quickly. An adult bed bug can travel about 4 feet a minute and a nymph can travel about one foot a minute.

Bed bug eggs are tiny, pearly white and barrel shaped. They are about the size of a couple of grains of salt. Eggs are covered with a sticky substance that cements the egg to whatever surface it is laid on, making them difficult to remove.

Nymphs resemble adult bed bugs. Newborn nymphs are about the size of a poppy seed and are very pale, almost transluscent. Nymphs require at least one blood meal to molt, shedding their exoskeleton/shell, and move to the next level of development. They pass through five instars or nymphal stages before becoming adults. At each stage they increase in size and darken in color, becoming more similiar to an adult bed bug.

Both nymphs and adults change color and size after feeding, young nymphs or instars will turn bright red with blood and adults will assume a more reddish brown color.

In an infested area you will see (photos) adult bed bugs, nymphs of varying sizes and colors, as well as eggs, fecal droppings and the skin the nymphs cast off as they progress to the next stage of life.

Bed bugs are sometimes confused with other insects such as young cockroaches, carpet beetles or bat bugs.Your county agricultural extension service or pest control professional can provide positive identification.


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