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Anatomy of Bed Bug Tips to Control from Bed Bugs

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Complete description of the parts of an adult bed bug's body. When sleeping in a new bed, check for signs of their feces: small, black or dark brown dots on sheets or the mattress.

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Anatomy of Bed Bug Tips to Control from Bed Bugs

  1. 1. ANATOMY of BEDBUG TipstoControlfromBedBugs Proboscis: Thissmalltubeistuckedunder thismouthandelongateswhenthe bedbugisreadytofeed. Antennae: Theantennaehavefour segmentseachandareabouthalf aslongasthebody. Completedescriptionofthepartsofan adultbedbug'sbody Eyes: Bedbugshavecompoundeyes, inwhichasinglelargeeyeis madeupofmany repeatingunitscalledommatidia. Head: Bedbugshaveashort broadheadthatattaches tothethorax. Sources: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-tips-to-avoid-bedbugs.html?page=3 http://www.thebedbugdog.net/top10.php http://www.bedbug.com/Page-Bed-Bug-Tips_123.aspx http://www.fmc.com/AboutFMC/News.aspx www.cummingspestcontrol.com THESOLUTIONS Whensleepinginanewbed,checkforsignsoftheir feces:small,blackordarkbrowndotsonsheetsor themattress. Whilebedbugsmostlyhideoutduringtheday,you maybeabletospottheactualbugatnight(usinga flashlightmaybehelpful). Ifyoucannotfindabedbug,butsuspecttheyare present,a“bedbug-sniffingdog”mayhelpsniff-out theculprits. Makesureitisindeedbedbugsthatarecausingyour bitesbeforetreatingtheproblem.Fleas,ticks, mites,mosquitoes,orallergicreactionsmaybethe causeoftheskinlesions. Regularlyinspectplaceswherepetssleepforsigns ofbedbugs. Ifyoususpectyou’vebeenexposedtobedbugswhen traveling,cleanouteverythingyoutraveledwith. Vacuumoutyoursuitcaseandwashallclothesinhot waterifpossible,whethertheyaredirtyornot. Abdomen: Theabdomenhas11segments thateasilyexpandallowingthe bedbugstofillwithbloodandplump upasitisfeeding. Legs: BedBugshavesixlegs thatareadaptedforcrawling. Bedbugscancrawlfour(4) feetperminute.

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