Bed bugs are copper-colored bloodsucking insects which do not have wings. They are active mostly during the night. They are scroungers; they feed on the blood of other beings. These insects infest the bedding and furnishings of houses and even nests of animals. The body heat of humans attracts them, and they prefer dining on our blood rather than other mammals. They pierce the skin with their proboscis and inject saliva into the skin. They utilize not more than ten minutes to feed. No sooner are they filled with blood than their color changes from copper to a rusty red.
They are even capable of surviving without food or water for several months altogether.
Bug bites appear to be tiny red bulges or welts on the skin of the host. The bulges tend to develop into rashes as the host itches away in desperation. However, these rashes can be taken care of by consulting a doctor as soon as possible.
Getting rid of bugs is yet another tough task. One should try their level best to prevent them. You can usually find these pests hiding somewhere in small gaps and cracks on the wall, in the floor etc. Bedding and mattresses are their favorite hide-outs, where they can easily get what they want (i.e. your blood). Apart from crevices, bed bugs prefer staying in:
• Between wooden flooring
• Carpet spreads
• Edges and scars found in furniture and fixtures etc.
If prevention fails then bed bugs treatment is required. My piece of advice here would be, kill bed bugs before they kill you (or rather haunt you with bites)!!
Bed bugs rash are sometimes mistaken to be the bite of mosquitoes, mites, spiders, ants, wasps, roaches, flies etc. Let us distinguish some: Only female mosquitoes survive on blood. Bed mites are also known as dust mites that tend to hide out in your mattress and beddings. They live on dead skin cells of humans and animals. While, fleas are wingless, dark-colored insects surviving on the blood of humans, animals and birds as well. Flea bites are swells with a red area in the center of the bite. Whereas chiggers bite is an immense torture for the victim due to the extreme itching and so on…
So, don’t sit back and watch the pests multiply in your sweet home, do something to save yourself from the BED BUG TERROR!