Climex lectularius L is commonly known as bed bugs and these pests can live as long as one year as long as they have continuous supply of human blood to feed on. There are surely a lot of species associated in such kind of pests, but among all species, the bed bugs are the only ones which purely depends on the blood of the human in order to live and be able to feed their selves. While the bed bugs are known to suck human blood in order to feed their selves, they can also suck the blood of warm blooded animals including your pets at home and it can be quite alarming if it happens that bed bugs are present in your home. If you still haven’t encountered a bed bug before, then it looks like a flat pest with reddish color on its body, and has a size of around 3/16th inches long. Considering the small size of a bed bug, there are often times where they already feed on pets and human blood without getting noticed.
Studies have shown that bed bugs have been linked to insomnia, anemia, and even psychological and emotional problems. You may now assume if you have been continuously fed on by bed bugs if you are easily disturbed in your sleep or you are unable to do it, or maybe if you have low blood count since the bed bugs have steady feeding on your blood. After the bed bugs have bitten you for continuous times, you will experience emotional and psychological problems since you are already affected by the itching caused by the bites and unsightly welts.
They thrive in bed sheets, cracks in furniture, bed boards, and even picture frames.
If you happen to suspect a specific area where the bed bugs reside, then a bed bug exterminator will tell you to look around that suspected area, that is, if you are going to ask advice from them. If you happen to observe suspected areas for the location of the bed bugs, then you may start observing on the cracks and crevices of the furniture and beds, you may also include the stuffed chairs, sofas and other stuffed furniture where there is a possibility for bed bugs’ presence. You can tell if there are bed bugs on the suspected furniture if you see evidences such as small dark red or brown spots that is a result of human or pet blood, or a result of the bug’s excrement. Once you have witnessed small spots in localized area, then there is a huge possibility for bed bug’s presence and you should be alarmed on what to do next in order to terminate such pests. However, doing the termination all by yourself can be tough and challenging task, so you may refer or ask support from a professional bed bug exterminator. Your infested homes can be served by the Cleveland Bug Exterminator.