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  • BED BUG BIOLOGY
  • The Bed Bug
    • A hitch-hiker with worldwide distribution
    • Insecticide resistant
    • Resurgence blamed on weak chemicals and increase in international travel
    • Not seasonal but follows human patterns
    • Clever at avoiding pesticides
  • Life Cycle
    • Adult
    • Feeds every 5 days
    • Lays 5 eggs per day
    • 100 days of life or can hibernate for up to 16 months
    • Attracted to heat and CO2
    • Clever hitchhiker, locks down with movement
    • Molts with each feeding
    • Lazy, opportunistic
    • Can’t walk up glass
    • Egg
    • Incubates for 17 days
    • Hard to see with human eye, ¼ pin head & white
    • Clusters of 5-12
    • Nymph
    • Feeds at birth
    • Clear body
    • Feeds & molts 5X before reproduction
    Adult Egg Nymph 1 month with feedings
  •  
  • 90 Day Infestation Timeline
    • Assumptions
      • Average feeding conditions
      • 50% birthrate is male
    • Facts
      • 100% fertilization
    One Fertilized Female Begins 1 st Generation 2 nd Generation DAY Total Eggs Laid Daily Feeding Bugs Reproducing Bugs Total Eggs Laid Feeding Bugs Reproducing Bugs 1 5 1 1 17 5 6 1 42 5 131 6 15 161 58 5 211 86 215 15 83 5 336 211 528 328 15 90 5 371 246 615 415 103 Total 450 371 246 615 415 103
  • Bed Bug Growth Time Table
    • In 90 days one female becomes 786 bed bugs and over 1000 viable eggs
    • Significant shifts in population occur at day 17, day 42, 58, 83 and so on
    • By day 90 the third wave is about to hatch
  • Infestation Impact
    • Bitten residents
    • Moved people = moved bugs
    • Unit downtime & comped rooms
  • The Bed Bug’s Pesticide Strategy
    • Immunity
    • Molt
    • Multiple Harborages
    • Scatter
    • Hibernate
    • Hitchhike
  • Why use Canine?
    • Canines are first true preventative measure
    • Early bug detection prevents problems
    • Better and faster at detection of bed bugs than humans – proven 90+% accuracy by UF
    • Can find inaccessible infestations
    • Can find target odor in presence of extraneous odors