Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are found in homes, apartments, vehicles, public locations such as; hotels, trains, buses, cabs, cruise ships, planes, movie theaters, clothing stores, furniture stores and any other location that humans come in contact with. Animals are also known to transport them from location to location as well.

Bed bug: Order Hemiptera

Appearance:  Usually adult is 1/5 inch long; reddish-brown, flattened, oval and wingless

Habits: Found in homes, apartments, movie theaters, planes, cruise ships, trains, buses, hotels, furnishings, clothing, mattresses, luggage, animals, & vehicles.

Diet: Normally feeding on humans with most activity at night.

Reproduction: Females deposit eggs normally 3 to 4 a day and up to 250 eggs in a lifetime.  Eggs hatch in 6 to 10 days.

Other Information: Infestations have increased dramatically in the world including the US again since 1980’s. due to greater foreign travel, more frequent exchange of second-hand furniture and resistance to pesticides.

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