Bed Bugs

IMG_1538Bed bugs are very resilient. Nymph (baby Bed bug) and adult Bed bugs can persist months without feeding which is unusual for most insects.

It often seems that Bed bugs arise from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported into dwellings on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. This is a particular risk for hotels and apartments, where turnover of occupants is constant. Bed bugs also can be carried in on one’s clothing, shoes or wheelchair. Once bed bugs are introduced, they can crawl from room to room or floor to floor. They can also be transported throughout buildings on people and their belongings.

 

IMG_1486Unlike cockroaches and flies that feed on filth, there is often no relationship between Bed bugs and cleanliness. Since the bugs feed solely on blood, pristine dwellings can be as vulnerable as any other.