Bed bugs are the nocturnal, reddish-brown insects. They are the pesky little pests of the size between 1 and 7 millimeters. These wingless creatures have dorsoventrally flattened bodies that allow them to hide in areas such as floor cracks, carpets, beds and upholstered furniture.
Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals as their only source of nutrition. In order to mature into adults, they must feed once during each of their immature stages. Adult females also need blood in order to produce eggs.
Bed bugs inject an anticoagulant along with saliva when they pierce skin for the meal. The anticoagulants are responsible to generate response in person’s body. The size of the bite depends upon the anticoagulants and the number of times a person is bitten.
Bed bug bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites in the same manner. Bite reactions are variable with the intensity increasing or decreasing depending upon the number of bites.
Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep – the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms. Bed bug bites are often grouped together in a small area and at times may occur in a line or a zigzag pattern. Bites normally look like small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered.
Scratching bed bug bites and failure to keep the bites clean and disinfected may lead to a secondary infection that can cause further swelling and bleeding. Children, the elderly, and individuals with weak immune systems, particularly those who are bedridden, may develop secondary infections that result from bed bug bites.
The bites can be so harmful leading to infection and even death. Following are some recent evidences which prove that the tiny creatures are the great threat for society.
Jersey City woman found dead in home overrun with bedbugs
By Adam Hochron July 31, 2017 6:08 PM
First-responders tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a woman police were told was found unresponsive in her home on Sunday morning.
When medics arrived at the home they needed to call in a hazmat team to deal with a massive bug infestation problem. In addition to the woman, five other people, including the woman’s parents and her daughters, lived at the home at the time she was found. She was declared dead at the scene.
The home was infested with bedbugs, and the infestation was so bad that a hazmat station was set up on Griffith Street to disinfect anyone who had gone inside the building. The Fios story also reported that the health department was called in to check on the home’s safety and to take whatever action against the homeowners was necessary
Parliament is infested with bedbugs and there’s ‘urgent action’ to clear them out
By Keiron Mccabe, 12:20, 21 JUL 2017
Pest-busters are taking urgent action to wipe out a bedbug infestation in Parliament. The blood-sucking parasitic insects were discovered this week in the Palace of Westminster and 7 Millbank, both home to MPs’ offices.
It is the latest in a series of pest related problems to beset Parliament, which spent £103,157 combating mice, flies, months, pigeons and gulls in the last year alone. Staff and MPs have been told to consult the NHS if they think they’ve been bitten.
Monitoring is underway to check if the bugs – which are notoriously difficult to remove – have spread to other areas.
Woman claims arm infection, blood disease came from a bedbug bite
By Megan Schuller, July 2, 2017
Johnson, 58, was bitten about a month ago and was hospitalized for several days, fighting the infection. Her left hand swelled to more than twice its normal size, and she complained of pain and tenderness in her arm.
Johnson recently returned to the hospital because of stiffness in her arm that alarmed her. She plans to see a blood doctor. She said she spends about $80 dollars a month on preventive measures to help keep the bedbugs at bay.
“I had to leave (the housing authority’s John C. Murphy building) because it was so bad. I was there for two years. It was bad there and here, People walk around all eaten up,” Johnson said. “People aren’t going to do anything about it. People are too scared to talk.” Johnson plans to eventually move out of the JFK building.
By going through the above evidences we come to know that there is an urgent need for actions to be taken against these blood sucking parasites. There are the conventional methods mostly used against the pest viz. fumigation, spraying methods, heat treatment, fungal treatment, vacuuming, etc. which are proved to be temporary, hazardous and ineffective solution.
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