bat bug vs. bed bug

A Look at Bed Bug Look-Alikes

The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs. The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs. 1. Spider Beetle. Spider beetles are the…

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Hitchhiking Bed Bugs

How Can One Single Female Bed Bug Establish An Extensive Infestation Within A Home? The majority of bed bug infestations start after one, or multiple bed bugs hitch a ride into homes on people’s clothing. Bringing bed bug infested furniture and infested clothing into a home is another common way in which bed bug infestations…

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Bed Bug Control

Medical Conditions In Bed Bug-Infested Conditions

Most people first become aware of bed bug bites several hours after bites are inflicted. A minority of people experience immediate itching and swelling following bed bug bites, and amazingly, some people do not experience symptoms of any kind from bed bug bites, not even itching. Bed bugs do not spread disease to humans, and bed bugs have traditionally…

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Identifying Bed Bugs

Considering the ongoing media attention given to the dramatic rise in bed bug infestation cases over the past two decades, most Americans have become more than familiar with the bloodsucking insect pests. While most everybody has heard much talk about bed bug infestations during the past several years, a new study finds that the majority of Americans are unable to…

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Where Bed Bugs Hide

Bed bugs are widely considered to be nocturnal insects due to their habit of feeding on the blood of sleeping human hosts during the nighttime hours. However, categorizing bed bugs as nocturnal pests is somewhat misleading, as bed bugs are well known for their ability to adapt to the schedule of their human hosts. For example, if a person…

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Bed Bugs & PTSD

Research Shows That Suffering Through A Bed Bug Infestation Can Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Some people experience bed bug infestations within a matter of weeks, or even days after moving into a new house or apartment. At first, people many people notice a few bed bugs here and there, but within a short time,…

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Bed Bugs Resilience

Why Bed Bugs Are More Difficult To Control Today Than They Were 70 Years Ago? Researchers believe that bed bugs have been pests to humankind for as long as humans have existed. In fact, the ancient Egyptians attempted to repel bed bugs with magical spells, but this form of early pest control did not work out well for…

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Where Are Bed Bugs Found?

Bed bugs were major cosmopolitan insect pests before and during the first half of the 20th century in the United States. However, bed bugs were almost entirely eradicated from the country during the latter half of the last century. It was not until 1995 that bed bugs reemerged in urban and suburban areas all over the US and elsewhere.…

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