Bed bug is a small, Flattened, wingless, reddish brown insect. This insect feed soley on the blood of warm-blooded animals including human beings. The adult is approximaterly 5-8mm long where as nymphs look similar to fully developed adults but are more yellowish brown in colour.
Risk: However bed bug causes sleeplessness. Before sucking blood the bug inject saliva secretion into the blood stream which may give rise to itching sensation case of sensitive individuals. In most cases a small, swollen rash may develop at the site of bite. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases.
Behoviur:Bed bugs are norcturnal they infest mostly bedrooms and prefer to feed in darkness. They leave black feacal spots in the area of their harborage. when crushed or disturbed, bed bugs release unpleasant smell.
Where to find them?Throughout the daytime these insects stay hidden in cracks and crevices of bed frames, in the gaps of floors, mattresses, curtain folds, behind electrical cables, pictures, photo frames,etc. Practically every possible locatin occupied by human for long duration can be colonized by bed bugs. Hospitals, theaters, public transport, hostels, hostels are common places of bed bug infestation