Bed Bug
Common Name:Bed Bug
Shape:Flat, broad, oval
Colour:Mahogany to rusty brown and they turn red after sucking blood
Antenna: Yes
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Cimicidae
Species: Cimex lectularius

PEST CONTROLBed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood.

There are several methods to control bed bugs. Physical methods of controlling bedbugs include steam cleaning, vacuuming, heating, freezing, washing, and throwing out items.natural products found at most stores. Bed bugs prefer to hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime and come out to feed on the host’s blood at night, usually while the host is sleeping.non-chemical methods of killing bed bugs. The pest control operator will usually give you specific instructions to prepare for an inspection or treatment.
Diet: Bed bugs can feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal. Their most common targets are humans because, unlike animals with fur, we have a lot of exposed skin for them to bite.
Habitat: Bed bugs are typically found in beds and small cracks and crevices.
Impact: Bed bugs are typically found in beds and small cracks and crevices.When Bed bugs feed, they inject the skin with their saliva (this keeps the blood from clotting) and an anesthetic (this keeps the host from feeling the bite and moving). Bed bugs do not spread disease, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

  1. Don’t take mattresses or padded furniture that has been left at the curb or on the street.
    Check your bed sheets for blood spots.
  2. Keep your suitcases covered in plastic and off the floor when you travel.
  3. When you travel, take a small flashlight to help you look for bed bugs.
  4. Wash all of your clothes from a return trip/holiday including those that have not been worn.
  5. Use hot water to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.
  6. Bed bugs are hard to see, so if you think you have bed bugs, call a pest management professional.

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