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.