DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOUKNOW THAT BEDBUGS WERE BELIEVED TO HAVE MEDICINAL VALUE IN TREATING AILMENTS?

Pliny's Natural History which was first published in Rome (circa AD 77) claimed that bed bugs had medicinal value in treating ailments such as snake bites and ear infections. Belief in the medicinal use of bed bugs persisted until at least the 18th century, when Guettard finally recommended that their use in the treatment is just hysterical.

DID YOU KNOW THAT BEDBUGS CAN SURVIVE FOR A LONG TIME WITHOUT FEEDING?

Bedbug have been known human parasites for thousands of years.

Bed bugs are insects from the genus Cimex that feed on human blood, usually at night or anytime they've got a chance to feed on their prey.

Although their bites are not known to transmit any infectious disease their bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.


WHERE DO THEY LIVE AND REPRODUCE:

Bed bugs spend much of their time in dark, hidden locations like mattress seams, or cracks in a wall. We even saw them inside appliances, inside outlet covers, behind picture frames and on the ceiling.

We have a client who purchased a Loudspeaker and brought it home, after sometime he started to have bedbug infestation.


"So remind your friends and relatives when buying used furniture to inspect their items and investigate before buying."


ANYBODY CAN HAVE BEDBUGS:

Some say that Bedbug Infestation are ONLY happening due to Bad Hygiene but we assure you that Anybody can have them.

HOW DO THEY SPREAD:

They spread by crawling between nearby locations or by being carried within personal items, furniture etc.

Bedbugs are hitchhikers so they can

spread through travel and exchange of furniture.


MORE ABOUT BEDBUGS:

  • Female bed bugs lay about five eggs daily throughout their adult lives in a sheltered location (mattress seams, crevices in box springs, spaces under baseboards, etc.)

  • Eggs hatch in about 4-12 days into first instar nymphs which must take a blood meal before molting to the next stage.

  • The bugs will undergo five nymphic stages Each one requiring a blood meal before molting to the next stage, with the fifth stage molting into an adult.

  • Nymphs, although lacking wing buds, resemble smaller versions of the adults.

  • Nymphs and adults take about 5-10 minutes to obtain a full blood meal.

  • The adults may take several blood meals over several weeks, assuming a warm-blooded host is available.

  • Mating occurs off the host and involves a unique form of copulation called ‘traumatic insemination’ whereby the male penetrates the female’s abdominal wall with his external genitalia and inseminates into her body cavity.

  • Adults live 6-12 months and may survive for long periods of time without feeding.



SOURCES:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/biology.html

https://en.wikipedia.org

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