The Cimex lectularius L, better known as "mahogany flat" or the bed bug, can live up to a year with a continuous supply of human blood to feed. This is the only species of its type which have adapted to living with people and feeding on their blood. Choose Skyway Pest Management for Finest Pest Control in New York.
They also feed on other hot-blooded hosts such as animals and pets. These are small parasites that measure about the 3/16th inch long, are flat, and have a red color to them. There are occasions when they feed unnoticed.
Studies have shown that bed bugs are linked to insomnia, anemia, and even psychological and emotional issues. One who is constantly being bitten by these bugs might have disturbed sleep and steady feeding may be the cause of low blood count particularly in kids. Emotional and psychological problems arise because of being influenced by the unsightly welts and itching which may remain after snacks.
1. Keep a lookout for red-brown insects on the mattress and bed sheets. Additionally, it is worthwhile to check at the seams where they could grow.
2. Look beneath the mattress and about the furniture or little spaces within 5 feet in the bed during the day. The bedbug is the most active at night, but during the daytime, an individual may find them hiding in these regions.
3. Do not put the bag on the bed or on the floor. They're proven to adhere or catch a ride in travel bags. Maintaining the bag away from the mattress will keep them from jumping on the mattress and sleeping places.