Cimiciadaes also known as Bed Bugs is a common pest that is found in the Phoenix general area. Many people ask what exactly is a bed bug, and what will happen if you are bitten by one. Bed bugs have an oval shaped body that is about 5 mm in length and they are a light reddish brown in color. In the Phoenix area many people will get bit by a bed bug and when they do they will experience symptoms such as skin rashes, psychological effects and other allergic symptoms. Most people don’t like to experience these things so you could be asking yourself where do i find bed bugs. Bed bugs are found in the places people sleep inside of houses, and you will usually find them in a bed so that’s where they get the name bedbug. Even though bed bugs are not strictly nocturnal, they are most active at night because that is when they are able to feed without being noticed by there hosts.
In Phoenix bed bugs are obligatory hematophagous, this means that they are bloodsucking insects. They wont always feed on humans but when there prey is unavailable they will feed on human blood. Bed Bugs find there prey by certain chemicals, body temperature, and mainly by carbon dioxide. When bed bugs decide to feed they will suck the blood for about three to five minutes then they will go back into hiding. Bed Bugs can be completely engorged with blood in about ten minutes, and can go almost one year without feeding. Although they can go that long, they will usually feed every five to ten days. Bed Bugs are a major pest to the Phoenix area.