Bed Bug Facts: Shape & Sizes of Bedbugs, Where Bed Bugs Hide, When They Bite, How to Know If You Have Bedbugs?

Bed Bug Facts: Shape & Sizes of Bedbugs, Where Bed Bugs Hide, When They Bite, Can They Fly?

We have many questions about bed bugs: What are the Shape and sizes of bed bugs? Where they hide? When they bite? Do bed bugs have wings? Can they fly? and finally How to know if you have bedbugs? Find here all the answers to the above questions. It’s necessary to recognize bedbugs at first to find them and treat them in a proper way and remove them effectively.

Bed Bug Facts!

Shape & Sizes of Bedbugs

Bedbugs are elliptical and brownish insects, very smaller as an apple seed in size, living on the blood of Humans and Animals. Adult bedbugs have plane bodies – enlarge their bodies after feeding and color becomes reddish.  Read and learn more about Bed bug infestation, treatment, and extermination.

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Can Bed Bugs fly or do bed bugs have wings?

Bed bugs can’t fly as they don’t have wings.  But move very quickly over the floor and walls even in ceilings.  Female bedbugs lay hundreds of eggs, the size of which is the small dot in its full life span.

Young bed bugs are called Nymphs, discard their skins five times until reach maturity.  And each time of discarding skins they need a meal of blood. In a favorable environment bed, bugs can fully develop within one month and generate new bugs 3 times per year.  They are irritant but unable to spread diseases.

Where Bed Bugs Hide?

Bed bugs may enter your luggage, clothing, used beds, and sofa, and other items keeping them invisible. Their compressed bodies let them fit into small spaces like the width of a credit card.  They don’t make nests like ants or any other insects but like to live in groups in concealed places.

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Bed Bug infested mattress (how to find bedbugs)

They typically hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, etc., and keep them easy access to people and animals to bite at night. Eventually, they may spread out through the bedroom, move to a nearby room, or even in the next apartments. Due to Bedbug live exclusively on blood, it exists in the home will destructive pollution. They are likely to exist in dirty homes and hotel rooms even in clean and spotless places.

If your mattress is infested with bedbugs you can treat it with professional pest control to successfully get rid of bed bugs. To stay bedbug-free in the future you can discard the old one and buy a new bedbug-proof mattress.

When Bedbugs Bite?

Usually, Bedbugs are energetic at night and bite people while sleeping. They pierce the skin and suck blood through an elongate mouth. The bugs feed on 3 to 10 minutes to become enlarged and then creep away unseen.

Bed Bug Facts: Shape & Sizes of Bedbugs, Where Bed Bugs Hide, When They Bite, Can They Fly?
Bed Bug Facts: Shape & Sizes of Bedbugs, Where Bed Bugs Hide, When They Bite, Can They Fly?

Most of the bed bugs bites are painless initially but later turn into the itchy welt. De-similarly flea bites that are mostly around the ankles, bed bugs bites are on any part of the skin exposed while sleeping. And its bite does not have a red spot in the center of skin like flea bites do. People who don’t recognize they have a bed bug infestation may think of mosquitoes bites. To authenticate bedbug bites, you must find and discover the bug’s symptoms itself.

How Do You Know If You Have Bedbug Infestation?

To make sure bedbugs infestation you must find any bedbugs or their symptoms in your house. So, it’s necessary to recognize them, and aware of the symptoms of bedbugs infestation. In low-level infestations, it may be difficult to find them. But a trained dog can sniff out bedbugs infestation easily, and a bedbug detector can help you to ensure their existence.

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225: Bedbug Images: What Do Bed Bugs look like, & How to Find Bedbug Bites?

Bedbugs are visible sometimes in your bed or mattress, and sometimes they may not be visible, but you can find the red spots in your bed or linen. Also, you may see live or dead bedbugs, their eggs, husk or dung, etc somewhere in your home. Live bedbugs prove that you’re currently infested and dead bedbugs are evidence of you were infested. In severe infestation, you may get a rusty smell and Bedbug bites are the strong evidence of infestation.

Disclaimer:

No warranty of accuracy for any information we provided here. This is not medical advice anyway but can be used for information purposes only. Always ask your doctor for medical treatment while necessary.

Sources of Information:

01. Web Md-(how to find bedbugs),

02. Google images – unrestricted,

03. Health and Fitness Magazine,

04. Health and Fitness Websites.

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