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Are You a Bed Bug's Favourite Meal

What’s flat, small, reddish-brown, and oval-shaped that crawls to suck your blood? - Bed bugs. Bed bugs feed on human blood and you are probably one of the best meals they ever had. 

Bed bugs come out to feed typically an hour before dawn; the time when you are fast asleep on the bed. Bed bugs execute a painless bite.

Regardless of blood types, all humans are welcome to fill up a bed bug’s tummy. Could you possibly be one of their meal contributors? 

How you could potentially become a bed bug’s meal:

  • Frequent travelers- bed bugs are found in lodging area, travelers’ clothes and suitcases; they are excellent hitch hikers
  • Usage of second-hand goods or furniture
  • Transfer of different modes of transportation increases risk
  • People to People” cross contamination
  • Laundry

A bed bug’s bite spreads no disease yet 80% of the world population is allergic to its bite. The early warning signs of bed bugs include the appearance of small brown-red dots on bed linen and human bodies with swelling bite marks. 

Did You Know? An adult female bed bug lays 5 eggs per day in average. This is about 200 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. An infestation may get out of control very fast.

How to get rid of bed bugs? If you suspect that you might be contributing to a bed bug’s meal, you can prevent the problem from turning into an epidemic through an integrated Bed Bug Control Program.

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