Bed bugs are difficult to get rid, as you probably know. Here are a quick summary of bed bug facts, for your reference.
Bed bugs are small, wing-less insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, an humans.
- When bitten by a bed bug, the skin may become irritated, inflamed and itchy, which may lead to an infection or an allergic reaction.
There are over 92 known species of bed bugs found throughout the world. The most common species is the Cimex lectularius.
Bed bugs are active during the night, but they can come out during the day, if they need feeding.
- Bedbugs are very flat, allowing them to hide in tiny crevices.
- The color of a bed bug can vary, from brown to reddish-brown.
- No disease is known to have been transmitted to humans through bed bugs.
- Bed bug feeds by extracting a small amount of blood from skin, which is usually painless.
Bed bugs do not live in a nest, but they like to hide together with other bed bugs.
- An adult bed bug can live for approximately 12 to 18 months.
- Bed bugs are not easy to get rid of. In order to kill a bed bugs infestation, you will need to be just as persistent as they are.
- Without feeding, the nymphs can survive for months and the adult for over a year.
Bed bugs can live over a year or more without food (your blood) which means they may “come back” even after you thought they were gone.
Bed bugs can hide in suitcases, vehicles, clothing, etc, which means they can travel all over the world, unseen.
- Bed bug females lay approximately 300 eggs.
Bed bugs will hatch from eggs in approximately 10 days.
Bed bugs are able to hide in very, very small places, which makes is very difficult to locate their site for breeding.