Get to know this vampire insect!

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Martin Lopez

February 22, 2022

In this blog, you’ll learn more about Bed Bugs.

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Because this will be an absolute attention-grabber.

If you want to learn more about insects and how they can affect you, what are you still waiting for?



Bed Bugs are tiny insects that live in cracks and crevices and feed on human blood for decades. Though the parasites aren’t known to spread disease or pose a severe health danger, their bites can be bothersome. On the other hand, their bites do not always leave marks. The best way to identify if you have a Bed Bug infestation is to look at the live, apple-seed-sized bugs. Unfortunately, once Bed Bugs have established themselves in a house or business, they can be difficult to eradicate without professional assistance. 

The creatures don’t have wings, and they can’t fly or jump. But their narrow body shapes and ability to live for months without food make them ready for stowaways and squatters. Bed Bugs can easily hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags, and clothes. They also take shelter behind walls and inside bedding, box springs, and furniture (including sofas etc.). The ones that feed on people can crawl more than 100 feet (30 meters) in a night, but typically creep to within 8 feet (2.4 m) of the spot where their human hosts sleep, according to the CDC. 

Of course, be close to your friends but closer to your enemies!

It’s possible that these pests have favorite colors. In lab testing with bedbugs, scientists discovered that they prefer red or black harborages and avoid those with yellow or green hues. Nonetheless, changing the color of your sheets, according to the researchers, may be taking the discovery too far.

They are not only interested in human blood but other species of animals as well. They feed by piercing the victim’s skin with a sharp proboscis, or beak. In about 10 minutes, the critters get engorged with blood, which keeps them full for days. 

They are also somehow nocturnal entities! They love staying late at night as much as you do. Warmth, wetness, and carbon dioxide emitted by warm-blooded animals attract Bed Bugs, according to Purdue University. Bed Bugs bite exposed regions of the body, such as the face, neck, arms, and hands, on sleeping human hosts.

How do you detect whether you have Bed Bugs if bites are unreliable indicators of an infestation? If possible, collect any of those specimens in a sealed container and have them identified by an expert.

Above everything else, detecting an infestation as soon as possible can save you frustration, time, and energy. For Bed Bug elimination, it is generally safer and more effective to contact an expert pest control professional. Empire Exterminating can be reached at (888) 983-7668 for further information or a free quote.