What are bed Bugs?
Cimex Lectularius, otherwise known as the Common Bed Bug is a small, wingless, flightless, flat bodied parasitic insect that feeds on the blood of people and animals while they sleep.
How did I get bed bugs?
Bed bugs are world renowned hitch-hikers, stowing away in luggage and on clothing, nearly undetectable to us. A presence of bed bugs is no indication of a structure’s cleanliness. Hotels with even the most rigorous heath standards are at risk of bed bug infestation.
Do bed bugs spread disease?
All bugs have the potential to spread disease through excrement and other unsanitary behaviors, symptoms of bed bug bites often manifest as bouts of itchiness, stress, and sleep loss.
How do I know if I have been bitten by bed bugs?
Determining whether you’ve been bitten by a bed bug can be tricky.Bites tend to show up as itchy red, raised bumps in straight lines or groups of three to five on your body. Bed bug bites often occur while you are sleeping.In some instances bed bug bites may not show up at all.
What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?
There are several things to look for if you’re concerned that you’re experiencing a bed bug infestation.
Life Cycle of a Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)