What is a bed bug? Many of us don’t know this or never seen this. Perhaps we had seen bed bugs but don’t know it’s a bed bugs or not? So we’ll know about bed bugs now. Let’s start….
What is a bed bug:
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Bed bugs is a common household bugs, which scientific name is Cimex lectularius. Generally, it’s written and spelled as BedBugs, Bed-Bugs, Bed Bugs and Bed Bug. Cimicidia is the family and Anamilia is the kingdom of bed bugs.
In the past, People thinks it was a human parasite. Bed bugs prevails thousands of year ago and mostly familiar in 1940s, but with the use of pesticide then bed bugs were removed totally. From 1995 bed bugs started to increase their presence among the developed world. As pesticide is harmful for human body, specialists and Govt. ban to use it to eradicate bed bugs. So day by day bed bugs are increasing rapidly.
History of Bed Bugs
Some of us thinks that bed bugs are so recent insects and it has no previous extension. But it’s the reality that Bed bugs was first introduced by great scientist Aristotle as early as 400 BC. And near 770 BC in a book of natural history named Pliny’s Natural History describe the medical issue of bed bugs.
Bed bugs was a great problem in world war ii for the US army. Day by day 1940s it become a great issue to get rid of bed bugs and in the 1995 bed bugs started to increase their habitat worldwide and mostly by international travelling facilities. Nowadays in the twenty first decade, bed bugs has become a serious issue and it attracts the look of scientists and researcher.
Why it is called bed bugs?
Generally, bed bugs live where human stays. So commonly bed bugs live in the house, basically in the bed (Main host of the bed bugs are bed) so people named it bed bugs. Though locally bed bugs have different name and different identity.
In the past bed bugs was found mostly in the developing world, but with the passes of time it had spread their presence in the developed world. Increasing of international travel make this possible.
Physical structures or anatomy of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are insect of Cimicidae family and adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish brown in color and have no wings. It’s a small and flat inset with size 1mm to 7mm (4 to 7mm long and 1-3mm wide). It has 6 legs by which it crawls and strong back side to protect them from cool or hot environment.
See the image below to know what is bed bug scientifically:
Read more: Life cycle of bed bugs
Host of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be find where human stays. At the side of beds, they hide mostly. Though the most common host of bed bugs are coaches, bed, carpet, wall, drawer and cloths.
The spread rapidly by traveling. They travel with luggage, bags. When a pregnant bed bugs goes with you, she can easily spread the bed bugs in your house.
Bed bugs feeding
Bed bugs are nocturnal and active in the night mostly. Though it can active in the day time also. They feed blood, generally human blood. They can bear disease, but scientists declared that it’s not dangerous any more.
How bed bugs move:
Bed bugs have six legs, but they have no wings. So they move by crawling. Someone thinks bed bugs fly, but it’s not true at all.
They crawl to move here and there among the house.
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