Bed Bugs, Yes They’re Real

by Dylan Bowen April 07, 2022 1 min read

Bed Bugs, Yes They’re Real

Bed Bugs, Yes They’re Real

Unfortunately enough, bed bugs are real insects that can prove to be quite the pest if not dealt with quickly.

Bed Bugs are small, oval, brown insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and bloat, turning a reddish colour.
Bed bugs cannot fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bed bugs may lay up to hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over their lifetime.

Bed bug bites luckily don’t transmit any diseases but upon biting they do secrete saliva into the skin. This saliva produces a localized anaesthesia alongside an anticoagulant, making it easier for them to feed. Whilst it’s true they don’t transmit disease through their bites, they can pose an allergic reaction. The reaction can vary from a minor red bump upon the skin, to a series of red rashes over a wider area.

Dylan Bowen
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