As we travel more and more these days, bed bugs can easily travel with us. These pests can easily multiply and become an issue as they ca be carried in luggage, on clothes, or they can travel from one apartment to another, without us even noticing them. The night is the time to see them active and feeding, mostly in the hours before dawn.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood.There are at least 92 bug species in the family Cimicidae, some of which are known to feed on humans, bats, birds and other warm-blooded animals. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood.
You know you have a bed bug issue when you’re itching, have rashes and bites all over your body. Bed bugs are common, especially with people who travel, because it’s really simple to bring them back from a hotel. They are tricky to get rid of, they attack during the night and feed off human blood, retiring back to their hiding by the time you wake up.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. Its name derives from the preferred habitat of this pest, as it appears in warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.
They can provoke a series of adverse health effects such as skin rashes and prominent blisters or allergic symptoms, as they have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. Fortunately, bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors.