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How does Bed bugs spread?

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14 Jul 2016 - General
 

Bed bugs are commonly transported within luggage, allowing them to spread anywhere humans settle. Therefore, doesn't mean the cleanest house can never be infested. Infestations have become a problem in domestic households, hotels, dormitories and other places of residence. Because of their small size and propensity to hide within mattresses and furniture, controlling a bed bug infestation can be very difficult.

Bed bugs are flat and small in size, allowing them to hide easily from view during the day when they are not active. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, bedding, furniture, carpets, baseboards and bedroom clutter. They are most commonly found in the seams of mattresses or inside box springs. However, it is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation. Their excrement leaves brown to black stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed.

The presence of only one fertile female bed bug in a friendly environment such as a single or multiple family dwelling is an infestation that is waiting to happen. Since a healthy, blood-fed female bed bug can produce from 200-500 healthy eggs during her lifetime and may lay from 2-5 eggs each day. After feeding bed bugs will regularly leave behind small spots of reddish-black fecal matter on your bedding. They will lay their eggs (1/32″ to 1/8″ in size) in dark crevices near feeding areas.

Hi Dr Xie, Yes that is true. Due to the vast improvement of transportation and the equally increasing in number of travelers around the world, you can never tell who is the carrier of these notorious pest. I have read a lot of post and forums where they monitor the hotel in the long run, it never surprises them to find bed bugs hanging around withing months of operation. The bugs usually hide in suitcases and in between clothes that are dark and warm. Not forgetting, airplanes too. it has increa...
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Bed bug is getting more and more common due a very mobile world population. Previously, it tend to be linked to poverty and poor economic status but nowadays, everyone is prone to it. I am seeing an increasing number of cases of bed bug bites. They always appear as wheals with a central punctum. They rashes do not appear immediately after a bite but after a few hours. Each bed bug will usually bite 3-4 times in a row and I name it " Breakfast, lunch dinner and supper". If you see a p...
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