Bed Bugs Pest

Bed bug pests are small insects, the most common type is Cimex Lectularius, and this common bed bug pest live off of blood. They prefer human blood.

While these pests are currently not considered to be disease carriers, bed bug pests can cause a number of health problems for people who have been bitten. Some of these include rashes on the skin, psychological problems and effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bug were found and named pests in the early 1940s, but they have grown into more of a problem since around 1995. Since the human race has grown in size, so have the bed bugs.

Bed bugs are more nocturnal pests, so their usual feeding time is at night. This is why we often find them in the bed; they prefer human blood, so they feed on people when they are asleep. One single feeding from a bed bug pest can take up to ten minutes. It only feels like a pin prick, but because people are normally asleep when they are bitten they usually do not know until after they have been bitten. The saliva that is released during the time that a bed bug is feeding can later make the skin around the bite swell and itch; it may even become irritated and infected if scratched.

Diagnosing the bite of a bed bug is difficult because it is similar to the feel and look of mosquitoes, fleas, and spiders. The only real way to determine that you have a bite from a bed bug pest is to find them in your bed or room. They also leave behind horrible odors and fecal matter that is dark red and round.

It is difficult to get rid of these pests. They have developed resistances to various popular pesticides such as DDT and organophosphates. Some of the bed bug pests, along with other insects, have developed a resistance to pyrethroid insecticides as well. However, even though these chemicals are no longer effective in treating bed bug infestations in your homes, they are now working on new chemicals that will work in different ways. Now that they have a better idea of what does not work, the chemists can rule those chemicals out and begin working with new ones.

June 2017
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