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Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. The most common species is the Cimex lectularius.Bed bugs are easily transmitted from location to location by attaching themselves to materials that move. This includes luggage, you, your clothes and boxes. Adult bedbugs are reddish brown, flattened, oval, and wingless. They grow to one-eighth to three-sixteenths of an inch in length.
Bed bug eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see without magnification, as individual eggs are about the size of a dust spec. The nymphs are no bigger than a pinhead. Bedbugs are generally active only at night. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host.
Bed bugs often hide within seams, tufts, and crevices of the mattress, box spring, bed frame and headboard. They are capable of traveling as far as 100 feet to feed, but usually remain close to the host in bedrooms. Groups of bedbugs are very often found in beds, usually either in the seams of a mattress (usually the seams closest to the sleeper), in the box spring, or within the structure of the bed itself. If you believe you may have a Bedbug infestation, schedule an appointment right away with an All Bugs Aside Termite & Pest Control professional. The inspection is free of charge.