Bed bugs are well known as annoying biting pests, and they are increasing in importance, including in hotels and other lodging establishments in the U.S. We encouraged you to learn more about the biology of bed bugs and their association with homes, apartments, hotels, and lodging establishments. For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/index.html
This will help you to make a more informed decision about health risks, how to protect yourself when traveling, and whether bed bug control is warranted in a residence or lodging establishment.
ARE BED BUGS A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK?
Bed bugs require blood in order to reproduce and complete their life cycle. The effect of bed bug bites varies among people, but they eventually produce red welts that itch. The bites themselves are not painful and typically are not felt. However, frequent feeding can disrupt people’s sleep and make them irritable, and seeing bites may cause emotional distress in some people. Heavy rates of feeding can result in significant blood loss and eventually lead to anemia, especially in malnourished children.
At least 27 agents of human disease have been found in bed bugs, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms. None of these agents reproduce or multiply within bed bugs, and very few survive for any length of time inside a bed bug.
There is no evidence that bed bugs are involved in the transmission (via a bite or infected feces) of any disease agent, including hepatitis B virus and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
HOW MANY TYPES OF BED BUGS ARE THERE?
There is only one species of bed bug in Indiana, Cimex lectularius. This species is a pest of humans worldwide, including the entire U.S., and has over 50 common names, among them “mahogany flat,” “redcoat,” “wall louse,” and “bed louse.” A second species of bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, is limited to tropical regions of the world. A third species of bed bug, Leptocimex boueti, lives with and feeds on both humans and bats in West Africa.
All You need to know is that at CaliBugs Termite & Pest Control we have been trained at the highest level to determine if you have them, eliminate them if you do, and put in place a program to ensure they don’t come back. Call Us TODAY if you suspect that you may have an infestation. Waiting will just make the problem increase. We will come over and give you a Review and Estimate today!