Tag: bedbugs

What Do Bedbugs Look Like?

These bloodsucking insects possess mouthparts that are adapted to pierce and then suck blood. The bottom lip, known as the labium, is modified and forms a ‘grooved sheath’ that receives two sets of bristle like stylets. These stylets are the modified maxillae & mandibles. Some people... more
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A Little History about Bed Bugs

From the Beginning it is thought that C. lecturlarius may have actually originated in the Middle East, in caves that were inhabited by humans as well as bats. The lineages of the bed bug can be traced by their name as well. In ancient Rome, they were called Cimex, meaning ‘bug’, the species... more
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When Bedbugs Bite

Bedbugs are active mainly at night and usually bite people while they are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin and withdrawing blood through an elongated beak. The bugs feed from three to 10 minutes to become engorged and then crawl away unnoticed. Most bedbug bites are painless at first,... more
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Bed bugs are fairly shy creatures

They mostly come out at night. In the day time they like to hide, not too far away from their evening meal. Obvious places to look therefore include in your bed frame, and anywhere near the bed that harbours cracks that they can squeeze into. Curtain rails, skirting boards, door frames – even the... more
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Appearance of Bed Bugs

Adult bed bugs, in general, are: about the size of an apple seed (5-7 mm or 3/16 - 1/4 inch long); long and brown, with a flat, oval-shaped body (if not fed recently); balloon-like, reddish-brown, and more elongated (if fed recently); a “true bug” (characteristics of true bugs... more
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Bedbugs making a comeback

The resurgence of bed bugs since the late 1990s has resulted in much anxiety for the general public as well as significant concern in the pest management industry about successful control. The control and elimination of this pest can be very difficult, invasive and expensive due to a number of... more
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Pest Control Quick Tips

Here are some quick and easy bug and pest control tips to follow to help keep your home pest free! Seal and caulk cracks around windows, doors, siding, chimneys, and other small openings to prevent stink bugs and other uninvited guests from getting into your home. Store firewood at least 20... more
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Bed Bug Prevention When Traveling

If you stay in a hotel or motel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. It is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you settle in. In a recent survey by NPMA, 75% of pest control professionals indicated that they have encountered infestations of... more
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‘Tis the Season for Bed Bugs to be on the Move

As Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, Americans will be making travel plans to celebrate with relatives and friends, both near and far. With the increased amount of travel occurring during the next couple of months, A1 Exterminators reminds travelers to be on the lookout for signs of bed... more
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Check for Bed Bugs

When checking for bed bugs, pay close attention along the top and underside of the bed frame. This is a particularly favorite place for bed bugs as it is close to its blood meal (you) and is an undisturbed and well-hidden location on the... more
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