(Source: Pestworld.org) Although bed bugs are typically thought to be a household pest, they can hitchhike with people to their places of employment. In fact, a 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey by NPMA found that 45% of pest control professionals have encountered bed bugs in office buildings. Here are the NPMA’s
Bed Bugs are insects that have three body regions (head, thorax and abdomen), six legs and a pair of antennae. Bed bugs have piercing-sucking mouth parts that they use to pierce the skin and then suck up blood(that’s their only source of food and water) All bed bugs are wingless.
Nymphs are immature (young) stages of bed bugs. They grow by shedding their skin (molting), but they require a blood meal in order to molt. Bed Bugs have 5 nymphal stages, each slightly larger than the preceding one. Nymphs of all stages are smaller than the adult stage. Newly hatched
It’s unlikely that a bed bug would travel on you or the clothes you are wearing. You move too much to be a good hiding place. Bed bugs are more likely to be spread via luggage, backpacks, briefcases, mattresses, and used furniture.
Protecting Your Home from Bed Bugs Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are
MYTH: A bed bug–sniffing dog is the best way to identify an infestation. By Haniya Rae Truth: There are reputable handlers with well-trained bed bug–sniffing dogs and there are scammers with untrained dogs. There are also legit bug-sniffing dogs that occasionally make mistakes. “What I always say is, don’t just trust the
Bed Bug Awareness Week June 3-8 2018 To help educate the public on the importance of bed bug prevention, the NPMA has declared June 3-9, 2018 as Bed Bug Awareness Week, a national observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and is sharing the top findings from its 2018 Bugs Without Borders
Bed bug bites should heal on their own, but may be itchy and swollen in the meantime. Image credit: James Heilman MD, 2013 Bed bugs can bite anywhere on the body where there is skin. Typically, bites tend to occur on areas exposed during sleeping, such as: neck face hands
Hillsborough County has closed it’s Brandon Library branch for the next couple of days, after library workers found bedbugs in some recently return books. Author: Eric Glasser Published: 6:11 PM EST February 21, 2018 Brandon, Fla — Well, you’ve heard of bookworms, but how about book bugs? In this case,
Helpful Advice for Parents: Because bed bugs often “hitchhike” into homes and schools on backpacks and coats, put these items into a dryer on high heat for 45 minutes weekly. Inspect items your kids bring home from school. Keep school items like backpacks, books and jackets in a single area