BED BUGS (3)

There are three main types of bed bugs found in Europe and America which feed of humans

 

They are the Cimex Lectularis (bed bug), Cimex Hemipterus (tropical bed bug), Lepto Cimex Boueti (bat bug).  Bed bugs, bat bugs, poultry bugs and swallow bugs all belong to the family of Heteroptera Cimicidae. Bed bug infestations actually used to be very common in the United States before World War II. But with improvements in hygiene, and especially the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and ‘50s, the bed bugs all but vanished. The pests persisted, however, in some areas of the world including parts of Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Over roughly the past decade, bed bugs have made a dramatic comeback in the U.S.

BAT BUG (Lepto Cimex Boueti)

Geographic Range They are predominantly seen in countries like Africa where bats are abundant. However, recently, many mid-western states in the USA, including Ohio, are known to have reported bat bugs in residential.  Prior to the recent increase of bed bugs, the bat bug was the most common representative of this group of insects found […]

BED BUG (Cimex Hemipterus)

Geographic Range Cimex hemipterus is limited to tropical regions between thirty degrees north and south of the equator. Habitat Like all bedbugs, tropical bedbugs are nidicolous parasites, living in the same environment as their hosts and feeding off of the host at night. Bedbugs are adverse to light and as such, hide in very small crevices […]

BED BUG (Cimex Lectularis)

Bed Bugs DESCRIPTION The adult bed bug is 3/16-inch long, oval, flat, and rusty-red or mahogany in color. The bed bug is flat and thin when unfed but becomes more elongate, plump, and red when it is full of blood. Four-segmented antennae are attached to the head between the prominent compound eyes. The three-segmented beak, […]