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BED BUGS

The Pest : Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. They are active mainly at night. During the daytime, they prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into tiny crevices especially those associated with mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards. Bedbugs may be erroneously associated with filth in the mistaken notion that this attracts them. However, severe infestations are often associated with poor housekeeping and clutter. Bedbugs are attracted by exhaled carbon dioxide and body heat, not by dirt, and they feed on blood, not waste.

The Threat : Bed bugs pose a threat to humans in as far as their bites to feed on blood causing scarring and itchiness. They adversely affect the comfort in sleeping, which can result in sleep deprivation in the long term.

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