Bed bugs belong to the family Cimicidae and class insecta. They are flat, oval and wingless. These are reddish-brown bugs that are usually less then 7mm long, have moderately long, slender antennae, thin legs and vestigial wings in the form of stubs.
Bed bugs are making a come back today and are found in bedrooms all over the world. They invade hotels, dorm rooms, apartments and single-family dwellings and feed on humans that are asleep and unaware they have become food.
Bedbugs are a growing problem in the U.S. Buildings where people congregate to sleep, like hotels and apartments, are experiencing bed bug outbreaks in numbers unprecedented since WWII.
The following facts are a few tidbits about bed bugs that you may not know, together with some common sense suggestions for how to deal with them. With respect to concerns about the long-term effects of exposure to pesticides, most of these suggestions are natural or herbal.
If you have a major infestation, they may not be a complete solution, but if you have concerns because someone in your family travels, is living in a dorm, or you occasionally bring home garage sale finds that may be harboring unwanted freeloaders, read on:
Bed bugs can’t jump. This means that they can’t attack you or your belongings when you enter a room that harbors
them. They have to crawl onto you or your stuff