An Introduction to Bed Bugs

January 9, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Biology, Zoology, Entomology
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Produced by: University of Florida/IFAS Duval County Extension Office Jacksonville Bed Bug Task Force

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Non-profit organization IKE works to reduce environmental threats to children’s health

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Lead poisoning prevention Air pollution and asthma triggers Pesticide exposure

What are bed bugs?

◦ Cimax lectularius ◦ Parasites ◦ Brown-Reddish Brown ◦ Oval-shaped and flat with hairs ◦ No wings ◦ Do not jump or fly but run fast ◦ Long piercing-sucking mouthpart ◦ Feed on blood ◦ Live near their hosts (people) 1)Bed bugs can’t be seen with the naked eye – False (The adults are small (< ¼ inch) but can be seen.)

Lay about 3 eggs per day  5 Molts before they are adults  Maturation takes about 4-9 weeks  Lifespan can last 12-18 months 2)Bed bugs can live for many months without feeding – True (Bed bugs can live 

up to one year without a bloodmeal)

3)Bed bugs are not know to cause or spread disease - True  Nuisance  Sleepless nights  Inflamed skin lesions  Stained sheets and mattresses  Psychological stress from infested environment

Home School Buses

Day Cares and Neighborhood Centers



Bed bugs are only found on the bed - False

Movie Theatres Public Transportation

 Feed mainly at night, but will feed in daytime as well  10 mins, once a week  Long proboscis to “suck” blood

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Unfed adult

Fed adult

Bed bugs bite only at night False H.

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UF Unfed nymph

UF Fed nymph

Some People are not affected by bed bug bites - True  Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites  Bites are usually in rows  Do not transmit diseases  Secondary infections can occur

Most people who show symptoms develop them after 10 days the first time they are bitten. If you have been bitten before then reactions may be immediate.

Quick movers ◦ Adults can crawl about 4 ft/minute ◦ Nymphs can crawl about 1 ft/minute

2½ minutes for an adult to make it from a TV stand to the pillow 10 minutes for a nymph

Bed bugs cannot fly and will not jump from the floor to the bed. - True

Look for blood spots and staining Monitor for insect presence Odor

Only dirty cluttered homes get bed bugs – false

If you have bed bugs you need to get rid of infested clothing and furniture – False

Discarded mattresses

Used Furniture

Encasing a mattress and box spring will prevent future bed bug infestation in your home. - False

Placed under bed posts

Monitoring device

Bed needs to be pulled away from the wall

After 2 weeks in an infested apartment.

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Clothing and linens do not have to be washed first Down-filled items resist heat 1 hour on high heat Bed bugs die at 120°F after 1 minute of exposure

Thoroughly vacuum the carpet areas

Dispose of vacuum bag In between uses place vacuum in heat or isolate in sealed bag

Use a steamer that reaches 115°-130°F. It will kill the eggs and nymphs and if you get a direct hit will kill the adults. But even if you don’t kill the adults at least the steam will flush them out of their hiding place. Then you can use a HEPA vacuum to scoop them up.

Identify the insect

Determine source

Be discreet, inform parents

Follow IPM Action Plan


School Administrators



Acknowledgment: Jacksonville Bed Bug Task Force Erin Harlow, University of Florida/IFAS-Duval County Dr. Phil Koehler, University of Florida/IFAS Dr. Roberto Pereira, University of Florida/IFAS Linda Prentice, Bug Out Services Dr. Rebecca Baldwin, University of Florida/IFAS Corrine McNeill, University of Florida/IFAS Jennifer Leggett, Lindsey Pest Services John Cooksey, McCall Service Wayne Walker, University of Florida/IFAS Margaret Huelsman and Indra Frank [email protected] 1915 W. 18th St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-253-1312

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