What Are Bedbugs?
Bedugs are about 50mm long, oval, flat, redddish-brown and wingless. They have a very flat body with long legs and antenna. They consume blood using its segmented beak that extendss forward when the bug takes a blood meal.
Immature bed bugs are known either as larve or nymphs. They look like adults but are smaller and less deeply pigmented.
Bed bugs are well known as irritating biting pests, and they are increasing in homes, in hotels and other loding establishments. The effect of bed bug bites itches. The bites are not painful and typically not felt. However, frequent feeding can disrupt people’s sleep and make them irritable. Heavy rates of feeding can result in significant blood loss and eventually lead to anemia, especially in malnourished children.
Bed bugs require blood in order to reproduce and complete their life cycle. Bedbugs develop from egg to adult via a process called “gradual metamorphosis”
This means the last larval stage develops directly into an adult without passing through a non-feeding pupae stage. There are five larval stages, and each one requires a blood meal before molting into the next life cycle stage. Both adult male and female bed bugs feed on blood and take repeated blood meals during their lives. Female require blood for the development of eggs.
For Bedbugs treatment methods, it is best to engage professional bedbugs pest control for treatments.