10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs! You know many things about bedbugs but didn’t know 10 things that are very important. Bedbugs are Elliptical shaped and reddish brown in color before feeding. After feeding it becomes dark brown. Bedbugs infestation is found all over the world including 50 states in the USA. It’s not only limited to poor people or dirty places. High-end 5-star hotels, Airplane, Train, Cinema hall, Office building, etc are also reported for Bedbug infestation.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs!
Now find here the 10 things you might not know. Bedbugs life cycle is different than other insects. From eggs to maturity they pass 5 stages which are called nymph. To change each stage they need a meal of blood.
1. The term bedbug is inaccurate.
The Latin name for bedbugs is Cimex lectularius, which means bug of the bed. But they can be all over your apartment, on the sofa, behind picture frames, or in the crevices of baseboards. It’s true that bed is the main target place and source of feeding for bedbugs.
2. Bedbugs don’t care about hygiene or social status.
Anyone can be infested with bedbugs regardless of hygiene habits, poor housekeeping or poverty level. Nowadays high-end 5-star hotels and Airplane are also reported as infested with bedbugs. Regularly cleaning can reduce the spreading of the infestation.
3. Bedbugs don’t transmit any diseases
Till today they haven’t been proven to transmit any harmful diseases. But bedbug bites can cause insomnia, anxiety, and related similar conditions. Most people feel itching & irritation from bedbug bites, and for some bad lucky people, it can cause an allergic reaction or asthma symptoms. Also, it’s reported that some people can’t sleep for weeks, miss work and searching a similar topic which is called bedbugs paranoia. Finally, that can lead to mental health risk.