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Bed bugs are dangerous insects that can be difficult to control on your own. These pests can appear in any apartment, regardless of lifestyle and level of cleanliness in the room. During the day they remain invisible, hiding in the shadows and secluded places, far from human eyes. They become most active after two o'clock in the morning, when most people are sound asleep. Bed bug bites can cause severe itching.

If you find even one bedbug in your home, it is important to take immediate action. You can use insecticides or repellents. However, the most effective solution would be to have the room professionally treated. The sooner you call a specialist from the sanitary service, the sooner you can regain your peace of mind.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are just one of many types of insects that exist in the world. Let's look at a few main types.

Among the main types of bed bugs, two stand out:

  1. Cimex lectularius (a common bug found in homes).
  2. Cimex hemipterus (a tropical bug found in South America and other regions with similar climates). In addition, there are bugs that live in the feathers of birds and are called tsimex.

There are also several other types of bedbugs:

  1. Common bedbugs live in a person’s bed and use his blood as a source of nutrition. They hide in beds, crevices and mattresses.
  2. Stinging bugs are similar to ordinary bedbugs, but their bites cause more severe itching and pain.
  3. Soldier bugs live in nature, destroying plants, fruits and berries.
  4. Green stink bugs - change color to camouflage themselves and feed on vegetation.
  5. Turtle bugs resemble a turtle in appearance and cause damage to cereal crops.
  6. Forest bugs have an unpleasant odor and can destroy vegetation.
  7. Horsefly bugs are dangerous for ornamental plants, feeding on their flower sap.
  8. Line bugs are safe, do not feed on human blood and do not damage garden plants.
  9. The water strider lives on water and does not feed on human blood.

Most bedbugs are dangerous, causing harm to human health or garden crops.

What do bed bug bites look like?

Signs of the presence of bed bugs in an apartment or private house include traces of morning pest bites. Bed bugs, being blood-sucking insects, can appear in any bed. At first after a bite, a person does not feel pain or itching, since bed bugs secrete a special anesthetic substance when they pierce the skin. This effect lasts for several hours, and only after that itching appears, and bite marks become swollen and reddish. The wounds increase when scratched.

A distinctive feature of bed bug bites is their linear arrangement, creating the impression of a path. How to determine that it was bed bugs that bit you and not other insects?

Signs of bed bug bites:

  1. Bites are detected in the morning, without sensation during the night.
  2. Many bites located close to each other.
  3. The bite sites are slightly swollen and reddened.
  4. Severe itching begins after some time.
  5. A small dot may be visible in the center of the bite, indicating where the skin has been punctured.
  6. Dark marks on bedding or mattress.

Bedbug and mosquito bites have a similar appearance. To determine what marks you have on your body, it is useful to pay attention to photographs on the Internet.

Do bed bugs have an odor?

Over time, bed bugs begin to emit an unpleasant odor that spreads throughout the apartment. There is a feeling as if moisture, mold, or even the smell of fermented berries has suddenly appeared in the house. If you spend a lot of time in your home, this odor may be less noticeable. However, for guests entering your home, the unpleasant aroma will be intolerable.

External differences between bed bugs and similar insects

Some pests can be mistaken for bedbugs. To avoid confusion, let's look at their distinguishing features.

In order to distinguish a bedbug from other parasites, consider the following characteristics:

  1. If the discovered insect has wings, it is definitely not a bedbug. Most likely it is a cockroach or another type of insect from outside.
  2. If the insects you encounter are capable of jumping, they are probably fleas.
  3. The bug is characterized by a wide body, giving it a square shape. If you notice a narrowing in the abdomen area, it may be an ant or wasp, but not a bedbug.
  4. Externally, the bug looks like a tick. Look at the number of legs: if there are 6 of them, then you have a bug, since ticks have 8 of them.

For a more accurate picture of bedbugs, you can find photos in your browser search engine. This will help you better understand what you're dealing with and be prepared to take action if you spot these pests in your home.

Possible habitats of bedbugs in your apartment

To completely destroy parasites, it is necessary to discover their hiding places. Typically, bedbugs prefer to live in the bedroom. Look around the room carefully, looking closely at the most secluded places. This will identify the presence of pests and successfully get rid of them.

Bed bugs can hide in the following places:

  1. In the spring block of upholstered furniture, where adults and their larvae meet.
  2. In the bed under the mattress.
  3. In nearby upholstered furniture. If your room contains more than just a bed, check all the furniture.
  4. Under the wallpaper and baseboard. Check these places if possible.
  5. Under floor coverings such as rugs or rugs.
  6. In the furniture where you store your clothes. Carefully inspect all your belongings.
  7. In household appliances, in sockets.
  8. In various cracks formed in walls or furniture.

If your bedding shows dark spots, it could be a sign that bed bugs are hiding in or under your bed. If blood stains are only visible on the bed, pay attention to wallpaper and baseboards, as this is the safest habitat for them. A thorough inspection will help identify the accumulation of parasites, after which disinfestation will be required.

What types of pest control are divided into?

Disinsection is a professional treatment against various harmful insects, which uses special preparations selected depending on the type of pest.

The disinfestation procedure can be of two types:

  1. Exterminator – performed after detection of a source of infection. It is used purposefully to eliminate a specific problem area.
  2. Preventive – carried out where there is a risk of harmful insects appearing, even if they have not yet been detected. The goal is to prevent the possible emergence and spread of pests.

Disinsection can be carried out both indoors and in open areas around the house, providing protection against various insects.

How to prepare an object for professional processing

After submitting an application for disinfestation of a premises, it is important to carry out a number of preliminary steps to ensure maximum efficiency of the process.

Before starting processing, you should complete the following steps:

  1. Remove personal items from surfaces, including toys in the children's room.
  2. Wash the floor thoroughly with floor cleaner, including areas that are not usually attended to, as this is where adults and their larvae may hide.
  3. Remove hygiene products from the bathroom.
  4. Transfer food from the dining room to the refrigerator for storage.
  5. Protect large household appliances with thick film to prevent chemicals from getting on their surface.
  6. Take pets for foster care or to relatives.
  7. Send children to their grandparents, so that only a specialist and the owner of the apartment or house are in the room.
  8. Remove dust from all open surfaces.
  9. Disassemble upholstered furniture, paying special attention to where you sleep.
  10. Wash bed linen at high temperature and treat it with steam.

Compliance with these recommendations will significantly speed up the disinfestation process and increase its efficiency.

How to Identify Bed Bugs


How to distinguish between bed and street bugs?

The varieties of bed bugs can be numerous, and for those encountering them for the first time, determining which type of bed bug they are dealing with can be challenging. Let's look at the signs of a bed bug. First of all, you should pay attention to the color of the body. The house bug is usually red-brown in color. These individuals usually measure no more than 10 millimeters in size, and their length and width are almost identical. Young bedbugs are difficult to distinguish due to their tiny size. It is also important to remember that bed bugs cannot fly, unlike some other species.

What is the danger of bedbugs?

Finding bed bugs is a fear for most people. These parasites feed on human blood and are quite difficult to get rid of. Bedbug bites cause severe itching and can lead to irritability, sleep disturbances, and decreased concentration. Serious allergic reactions and infectious diseases are also possible. In addition to these troubles, bedbugs leave black marks that are difficult to remove.

How to get rid of bed bugs?

If signs of bedbugs are found in the house, they must be destroyed. To do this, you can use special means to combat harmful insects.

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