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Post date: April 18th, 2015
Bed bugs are literally a threat to people dwelling in a house. These bugs are parasites which can be a huge source of irritation, itch and inflammation to people who come in their presence these bugs multiply themselves very rapidly. These parasites are minute and may measure approximately 0.6 cm in length.
The worst thing about bed bugs is that they feed on human blood. Such arthropod assault to humans can cause several manifestation or symptoms. These manifestations can be histological, immunological as well as clinical. Hemiptera is said to be one of the species of bugs that has mouthpart with piercing and sucking abilities. The hemiptera species also contains a class of bugs known as Cimicidea which is what we know as bed bugs; hence, bed bugs feed on human blood they suck which we call bed bug bite.
As evident, the Cimex species organisms (bed bugs) are usually reddish brown parasites. Cimex lectularius is generally 5 to 6 mm in size and usually females are slightly larger as compared to male organisms. Cimex hemipterus organisms are approx 25 percent longer as compared to Cimex lectularius or C lectularius. Females hatch their eggs in places such as crevices or small cracks. It takes around 4 to 5 days for the eggs to get hatched completely and babies to be born; this is how they multiply themselves.
Size of bed bugs is as mentioned above but variation is common. They may be very tiny as they are born and may grow to 0.6 cm long. They appear to be flat in dimension and oval in shape. The color of bed bugs is reddish brown and sometimes dark born, which sometimes look as black after feeding on human blood.
The bed bug bite by itself may look similar to a mosquito bite in the beginning, in the form of elevated bumps on the skin, which may turn reddish as well. But the one thing that distinguishes mosquito bites from the bed bug bites is the pattern of these bites. There is a particular pattern in a linear form, where three or four bites are clustered together on in a line. This is known as the breakfast, lunch, dinner pattern of bed bug bite. Look at bed bug bite pictures below to see how they really look.
These parasitic arthropods are usually found in places such as furniture like chairs, sofas, beds, tables, TV case etc. These bed bugs are also found in places such as floorboards and peeling paints. In general, as mentioned above cracks and crevices in house makes the best dwelling place for such arthropods. To your information these bugs hunt for their food usually during night. Factors such as body heat, vibration, body sweat, body odor and carbon dioxide helps these parasites to find their prey.
There are increasing complaints about bed bug bites throughout the world. It is believed that the increase in parasitic issues is due to insecticide resistance. According to reports, in United States pyrethroid insecticides is already widespread. Generally arthropods occur when conditions are favorable but they disperse when the condition turns unfavorable. Active female bed bug dispersal can possibly lead to failure in control action; hence, this factor should be remembered while adopting any control technique. There are special tactics that can be adopted to overcome this escalating health issue.
There are various techniques that can be used to eradicate such parasites from your house or office. During 1950s in United States, such parasites were cast- off through extensively sprayed pesticides such as DDT. However, due to concerns related to the environment, these DDT were banned from 1960s; this made the bugs return. Now these bugs are found almost every corner of the world and transmission is possible through travelers and commuters.
Life span of a bed bug is approximately one year supported by a regular diet of human blood. A bed bug has the potential to penetrate its sting through human skin and suck the blood for approx 10 minutes. It is believed that the sting of a bed bug weighs twice the weight of its body. The bite of a bed bug seems mild but it itches for few seconds or a minutes. You may usually notice a small hump on the bed bug bite spot. It is believed that sometimes people with sensitive skin may also develop blisters around the penetrated skin region. Sometimes rashes as well as mild swelling may also be experience in case when arthropod bites. In more severe cases the rashes may resemble hives as well as may also contain pus.
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Bed Bug Bite Pictures, Treatment, Symptoms, Photos
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IMAGE:This is a bed bug, Cimex lectularius. Ohio State University entomologists found that ActiveGuard mattress liners reduce feeding and egg laying, even in bed bug populations that are resistant to... view more
Credit: Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org, CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don't.
Dr. Susan Jones, a professor of entomology at Ohio State University, knows this as well as anyone, after having tested many such products for years. While there have been some flops in the past, she and her colleagues have found one that looks promising as a new tool for bed bug control programs. The results of their research are published in an article in the Journal of Medical Entomology.
Mattress liners sold under the trade name ActiveGuard are impregnated with an insecticide called permethrin, which is considered safe for humans and other mammals. Permethrin - which belongs to a class of pesticides called pyrethroids - is found in medical creams to treat scabies, shampoos for head lice, and it's the active ingredient in some flea-control products for dogs and cats.
In recent years, however, some bed bug populations have developed resistance to some pyrethroids and related pesticides, making them less lethal. But for Jones and her team, killing bed bugs is only one part in the effort to control them.
"Death doesn't have to be the end-point that we measure in studies," Dr. Jones said. "Physical or behavioral changes can significantly affect the impact of bed bugs before death even occurs."
One of these things is fecundity - the bed bugs' ability to lay eggs and reproduce. In order to lay eggs, female bed bugs must first have a bloodmeal, so the Ohio researchers set out to test ActiveGuard's effects on bed bug feeding.
"Feeding in bed bugs and fecundity are very tightly coupled," Jones said. "If a female bed bug doesn't feed, then she is unlikely to lay eggs, and if she doesn't lay eggs, then the life cycle is interrupted."
Surprisingly, they found the ActiveGuard fabric to be extremely effective, even in bed bug populations that were resistant to pyrethroids. Bed bugs that were exposed to the fabric for ten minutes were significantly less likely to even attempt feeding compared to those on untreated fabric, and the majority were unable to feed successfully. Even when they were successful, their bloodmeals were only half the size of bed bugs that were not exposed to the fabric.
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ActiveGuard mattress liners reduce bed bugs' ability to lay eggs, study finds
Post date: March 28th, 2015
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I just compiled a new page, to pull together a lot of the best photos we have blogged in the past, of bed bugs, fed and unfed nymphs, eggs, cast skins, and feces. I wanted this to be easily accessible to our newcomers (newbites). But I hope everyone will have a look and recommend anything 
close up of lounge chair staples Originally uploaded by louento.pix Click the photo to get all sizes of the photo, and then select large for the best view. This one shows a lounge chairdo you see the staplesthe same ones from the previous entry? You can see nymphs, shed skins, hatched eggs, and feces. The 
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Post date: March 27th, 2015
The following are common signs of bed bugs and can be symptoms of a possible infestation:
Small red to reddish brown fecal spots on mattresses, upholstery or walls Molt bed bug skins, their white, sticky eggs or empty eggshells Very heavily infested areas may have a characteristically sweet odor Red, itchy bite marks, especially on the legs, arms and other body parts exposed while sleeping
Molted bed bug skins
Reaction to bed bug bites
Although the actual bite of bed bugs is painless, most people develop an allergic reaction to the saliva (which also acts as a numbing agent) injected by the bug as it feeds. Swelling and itchy, red welts can be signs of a bed bug infestation. However, some people do not have reactions to bed bug bites at all.In addition, bites from other insects, such as mosquitoes, are often mistaken as bed bug bites.Unlike many other pests, bed bugs are not known to spread disease to humans.
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Post date: March 26th, 2015
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Post date: March 17th, 2015
LAUDERHILL, Fla. -
In this "Call Christina" investigation, Local 10 News worked with Travelocity to secure a viewer a refund from a hotel she claimed was unsanitary and bug infested.
Lillian Correggio, administrative assistant at property management company HavenBrook Homes, made a reservation at the Inverrary Vacation Resort through Travelocity. The room was for Jacqueline Johnson, a HavenBrook Homes tenant.
"They were willing to accommodate me while I was having some plumbing issues in the residence where I am now," Johnson said.
"We go ahead and we check in the hotel and it went from 100 to 0 real quick," Johnson said. "I walked in (and) we had roach bait showing." She also claims by the following morning her son had bed bug bites on his back and legs.
After sending pictures of the bed bug bites and room conditions to Correggio, Correggio contacted the hotel to demand a refund for the six nights she booked at $902.43. When they wouldn't respond, she called Local 10 News investigative reporter, Christina Vazquez.
"The beds were soiled. The mattresses hadn't been changed out in what could be years," said Johnson, describing the room she was given.
"I wouldn't wish anyone's stay to be that horrible. It wasn't good for me at all," she said.
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After complaints to hotel management, Johnson was granted a room change.
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Post date: March 15th, 2015
Bed bug images: photos of bed bugs and evidence of their presence: eggs, fecal stains, and cast skins
You can click many of the bed bug photos below and you will be taken to the flickr page. Click all sizes and then large to get the best view.
If you think you are suffering from bed bug bites, or if you have seen a strange bug or other signs, the photos below will help you determine if you have them. (Remember also that other problems can look like bed bug bites, so be sure and rule those out. See this FAQ if you need help detecting bed bugs.)
Obviously, you might find the bugs themselves! They can look vastly different based on life stage (there are 5 nymph stages and one adult stage) and whether theyve fed recently or not. For reference, see the following bed bug life cycle image:
This bed bug life cycle photo from Stephen L. Doggett, posted with his permission, also shows the difference between the just-fed adult (top, elongated), and the not-just-fed adult next to it on the right:
Here are some amazing photos of bedbugs feeding, including adults and nymphs (from L. Sorkin and R. Mercurio.)
Unfed first instar nymph (approx. 1 mm or 1/32 long; taken by Sorkin and Mercurio, American Museum of Natural History):
After the bed bug bites someone and feeds for the first time, it turns red. This is the same first instar once it has fully fed (it will be larger now; taken by Sorkin and Mercurio, American Museum of Natural History):
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