Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped, and have no hind wings. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color, and become browner as they moult and reach maturity. A bed bug nymph of any age that has just consumed a blood meal has a bright red, translucent abdomen, fading to brown over the next several hours, and to opaque black within two days as the insect digests its meal.
Bed bugs can exist singly, but tend to congregate once established. Though strictly parasitic, they spend only a tiny fraction of their lifecycles physically attached to hosts. Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bedbugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
Good housekeeping is crucial to prevent infestation of these parasitic insects. Its its recommened to acquire professional service to eliminate them thoroughly. It's not easy to detect them especially in hidden corners and they can spread fast to other locations if not being attended to immediately.
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