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

BAT BUG (Lepto Cimex Boueti)

BAT BUG (Lepto Cimex Boueti)   Where can they be found? They’re most commonly found in the places bats like to rest, such as attics or chimneys. Although, if the bats take off for a new home or die out, bat bugs will move downstairs and can show up in mattresses and beds. How do […]

Tropical Bed Bug

Cimex Hemipterus

Cimex Hemipterus   Where can they be found? The C. Lectularius is predominantly seen in temperate regions while these tropical bed bugs, as their name suggests, are seen in tropical or warmer regions including southern states of USA as well as countries in Asia and Africa. How do they look? Both species of the Cimicidae […]

Bed Bug

BED BUG (Cimex Lectularis)

Cimex Lectularius   Where can they be found? Predominantly found in North America and Europe, common dwellings for the pest include; human homes, bird nests and bat caves. This is because they offer shelter and warmth, as well as a source of nourishment. They are not evenly distributed within their environment, instead they focus on […]