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Bed bugs

Постельные клопы

Bed bugs are quite unique insects. The bed bug is well distinguished by the absence of wings from other relatives of the order of hemiptera, and from other insects settling in human habitation by its parasitic way of life.

If cockroaches, ants and moths harm a person by spoiling food stocks and clothing, bed bugs impinge directly on the most expensive and sensitive - the human body. That is why the activity of these parasites is very clearly felt by the inhabitants of apartments, houses and cottages almost immediately after the insects penetrate the room - bed bugs leave obvious, numerous and unpleasant sensations of bites on the skin. And these bites make bedbugs the most unpleasant companions of man.

Bedbugs and their bites: are they dangerous?

If we ignore the discomfort from bedbug bites, we can talk about the epidemiological harmlessness of these insects as a whole: today there has not been a single case where a bedbug would infect a person with a bacterial or viral infection.

Despite the fact that bed bugs - especially in natural populations - are carriers of pathogens of many diseases, not one of these viruses and microorganisms is transmitted by a bite.

It is interesting:

In the course of special studies, scientists found several dozen pathogens of various diseases dangerous to humans in the body of bed bugs. Including typhoid, brucellosis, anthrax, leishmaniasis, plague, tularemia, Qu fever and others.

However, to the surprise of the scientists themselves, these pathogens were found only in the excrement of bedbugs and in their internal organs. And none of them was transmitted with a bite. Evolutionarily, this is very beneficial for parasites: the less at risk the host is, the more chances of bedbugs retain the main source of food.

However, a bedbug bite can be fraught with certain troubles.

  • Allergic reaction to the bite. According to statistics, 80% of people are allergic to bedbug bites in certain manifestations. Such manifestations can be the appearance of papules, extensive redness, itching and pain, extremely rarely - even anaphylactic shock.
  • Inflammation, damage to the skin, pustules that occur when combing the bite sites. Through such microscratches, pathogens enter the human body more easily.
  • Iron deficiency anemia in children. This is a very rare consequence of bedbug bites. Occurs with a very large number of simultaneously biting parasites, when the amount of blood they suck is significant, and the action of their saliva leads to some changes in the composition of the blood.

According to statistics, 70% of victims of bed bugs do not feel their bites. It is because of this that parasites actively seize cities: in many apartments, people do not even suspect that insects suck blood at night.

The bites of bed bugs themselves look quite characteristic: they are arranged along a line of four to five red dots. Of all the bloodsucking insects, bugs are the only ones that suck blood sequentially from several wounds to saturate.

Укусы постельных клопов

Клопы покусали ногу

But not only on this basis, bugs can be calculated: their appearance is also quite specific.

What does a bed bug look like and how does it differ from other insects in an apartment

The bed bug has a flat, wide body. Being hungry, he generally becomes almost round when viewed from above. At the same time, due to the absence of wings on his body, the waist is always clearly visible at the joints of the segments of the abdomen.

Adult bed bugs have a uniform brown color. If a particular insect is hungry, it can be light, almost red. After saturation with blood, the bed bug darkens, sometimes almost to black color.

Голодный и напившийся крови клоп

In addition, the body of a full bed bug is extended and increased in thickness due to the filling of the stomach with blood. Such a bug becomes like a wingless cockroach larva. The body size of the bed bug varies from 4 to 8 mm, and there is practically no difference in size between males and females.

The flat shape of the bedbug's body well protects it from being crushed by the person turning over on the bed. However, after drinking of blood, the bug becomes more vulnerable. It was the crushed well-fed bugs that left on the bed ugly brown spots, which are often the first sign that the parasites were bred in the room.

To the note: regardless of the age, the bed bug during one feeding consumes a mass of blood twice the weight of its body. It is not surprising that the larvae of bedbugs grow at an incredible rate, and adult females can lay rather large eggs almost every day.

Bed bugs larvae resemble adult insects, but have smaller sizes and lighter coloring. The larvae of the earliest ages, being hungry, are generally transparent, and after they are saturated, they easily see a drop of blood in the stomach.

Личинка постельного клопа пьет кровь

Bedbug eggs resemble much reduced rice seeds. They have the same white color, elongated shape and a length of no more than a millimeter.

Bedbugs are easy to distinguish from other domestic insects:

  • Difference from cockroaches. Cockroaches on the back of the abdomen have two characteristic appendages, similar to short antennae. Bedbugs do not have such outgrowths. In addition, adult cockroaches are larger than bugs and have wings and a more elongated abdomen.
  • Difference from ticks. Externally, bugs are more or less similar to ticks. Here, for the difference, it is enough to count the legs of the parasite. In bugs, as in all insects, there are 6 of them, in ticks, as representatives of the arachnid order, 8.
  • Unlike ants - the shape of the body of ants is very well known: these insects are slim and have a constriction in the "waist" area. In bugs, even the larvae are wide and do not have such a waist.

With fleas and lice bugs is almost impossible to confuse because of their size: if the first is very difficult to see with the naked eye, bed bugs are clearly visible insects.

But here they lead a way of life in such a way that they can get as little as possible to their victims.

Bed bugs lifestyle: where they settle in and when they are active

Bed bugs - especially night insects. To force them to move during the day can only the destruction of the place of their accumulation or the action of any strong drug.

Bedbugs are most active during the early morning hours, from 3 to 6 am. It is at this time accounts for the largest number of their bites. Due to its mobility and rather high speed of running, the bugs can get to the bed from every corner of the apartment in a matter of minutes, spend 20-25 minutes on self-feeding and quickly get out to the shelter.

In those places where the bugs wait for the day, the females lay eggs.

Кладки яиц клопа

Over time, large clusters of parasites form in the most convenient places for insects, which are also called nests, although there is no structure or system in such settlements.

Bed bugs eat once in 5-10 days. In the days when a well-fed insect digests food, it is in the shelter and does not catch the eye. That is why in places of clusters you can find significantly more individuals than on a bed or even in a room at night.

Bedbug is very prolific. Each female lays more than 300 eggs in her life, about 4-5 each day.

Яйца постельного клопа

Bedbug larvae hatch from eggs for 5-6 days and in 4-5 weeks turn into adult parasites.

Молодые личинки клопа

During this time, they molt several times, and the chitinous shells remaining after the molt can serve as a good sign of the presence of bed bugs in the house.

Methods of dealing with bed bugs

Since the bedbug accompanied man throughout the entire history of the development of civilization, many methods of struggle were developed against these parasites, from conspiracies to powerful chemical insecticides.

Bed bugs have several features of biology that determine the specifics of dealing with them:

  • bedbugs are sensitive to the air temperature in the room. Normally, they feel in the temperature range from +10 to + 30 ° C. At a temperature of more than 50 ° C, the bugs and their eggs die instantly, at a temperature below + 5 ° C, insects fall into a state resembling anabiosis.

When the temperature in the room decreases to 10-15 ° С, the period of development of bed bug bugs to adult individuals stretches to three months. But at the same time, the total life span of each individual also increases. But the eggs of bedbugs at this temperature cease to develop at all.

  • Bed bugs quickly develop resistance to various chemical insecticides. That is why the manufacturers of chemical means of fighting bedbugs are forced to constantly improve their products: every few months a population of bedbugs appears in a particular place in the world, resistant to the next drug.
  • Bed bugs quickly migrate and spread between rooms. Therefore, the disposal of one apartment in an infected house does not guarantee that in a month or two the parasites will not get into it from their neighbors.

Considering these features of bed bugs, today the following methods of dealing with them are most often used:

  • destruction of bed bugs by chemical insecticides. This method is considered the most effective when using modern proven drugs. Most of these drugs are harmless to humans and domestic animals, and their proper use can allow you to get rid of bed bugs in one day.
  • The fight against bedbugs by temperature methods is very effective, but also technically quite complex. For reliable disposal of the room from bedbugs, powerful industrial hair dryers or heat generators are used, or the room is frozen out at low air temperature outside.
  • Physical methods of struggle, consisting in the use of a vacuum cleaner or sneaker. They do not give much effect.

Today, the possibilities of biological control of bed bugs are also being studied. Superparasites are known that lay their eggs in the bodies of bed bug larvae. In the future, the larvae of such an insect or destroy the bug nymph, or an adult insect.

Moreover, a mold fungus has recently been discovered, affecting the settlements of bedbugs and leading to their death. However, the practical application of such methods of struggle is only being developed.

The fight against bed bugs can be done independently, and you can call for this special sanitary services.

Дезинсектор обрабатывает квартиру от клопов

Independent struggle will be cheaper, but it will require serious work and, possibly, more time.

The call of the disinsection services is most justified when a large number of neighboring apartments in the house are infected with bugs, and the treatment must be carried out quickly and simultaneously in all rooms.

Remedies for bedbugs

Disposing bedbugs includes a large number of methods. For example, in addition to insecticides and heat treatment here it is possible to apply some popular recipes.

So, vinegar, denatured alcohol, fresh wormwood and tansy have a rather strong repelling effect on bedbugs. All these tools do not destroy bedbugs, but help to scare them away before the room is infected or to prevent bedbugs from entering the apartment from their neighbors.

Famous insecticide crayons and pencils continue to remain more or less effective in the fight against bedbugs. For example, the tool Masha consists of two fairly strong insecticides, to which the bugs have not yet developed resistance. Therefore, the correct use of such a small one ensures both the protection of the apartment from bedbugs and their destruction during infection that has already taken place (but only with a very small number of parasites in the apartment).

Современное средство от клопов без запаха Дельта Зона

But the ultrasound repellents that are actively advertised today do not work on bedbugs. A bed bug does not have an instinct for avoiding high sounds, and therefore even if one is directly in the area of ​​operation of such an instrument, the bug does not change its behavior.

It is important to understand that because of the ability to move quickly, the fight against bed bugs in one apartment in an apartment building is meaningless. In such buildings, a campaign against bed bugs should be carried out jointly and in concert with neighbors.

75 comments were made to the record "Bed bugs".
  1. Nikolay :

    Briefly, but very succinctly told about insects.

  2. Irina :

    Here from the neighbors to me, it seems, these parasites ran. As long as they do not breed, you need to take action as soon as possible. And with a neighbor together to declare war on them. Otherwise they will eat us ... Thanks for the information in the article! Very informative!

  3. Alexander :

    Thanks for the clear comments.

  4. Sergey :

    Thank you so much! Very informative article. He rented a flat, red spots began to appear on the body with signs of itching. Thought allergic to new powder. It turns out that he sinned in vain. Everything is much more serious. Today I saw these parasites with my own eyes in bed. Immediately useful to learn about them in the world wide web. On your site I learned everything in great detail about this infection. Tomorrow I will give battle to these creatures ...

  5. Basil :

    And where can I buy this drug?

    • Tatyana :

      Help get rid of bed bugs, what is an effective drug?

      • Anonymous :

        We had, every weekend we were hounded by them ourselves, in the end we waited for all the sofas and chairs to be thrown out. They stripped the wallpaper, removed the cabinets and broke the wooden partitions, then called the service to combat bedbugs. At night, every hour we got up and also mechanically killed them. After the specialists processed the apartment 2 times for us, we still bought GET and spent money. Fought for 8 months and finally won them.

      • Goha :


    • Anonymous :

      Where is Get for sale, please tell me?

  6. Anonymous :

    And what about pets? I tolerate the stench of pesticide, but the cat and the dog?

  7. Lyudmila :

    For my 44 years I faced for the first time when I moved into a small family. I live in the north, they brought me from Moscow, namely Masha's pencil. Few hoped that surprisingly - it helps. But the little family is the same hostel, before there were none at all, after a small earthquake they appeared. Maybe just a coincidence.

  8. Hope :

    I rid the whole house of bedbugs and cockroaches with white powder, odorless, REOPAN. It was in the 80s, but since then there have been no insects in the whole house. And she sprinkled once in her apartment, but disappeared all over the house. And then this package was used by many of my friends, and all insects disappeared in the whole house. On pets did not act.

  9. Fedya :

    I also encountered this misfortune. Only I have everything harder. My parents are recumbent, and I can not afford to call a special company for the destruction of bedbugs, as they are poisoned by gas. Therefore, I fight with them on my own, but I cannot bring it to the end.

  10. Mars :

    At first, I was also thinking about allergies due to coffee)) And then there were tramps on the wallpaper in the mattress. I hope to exterminate all, causing the "gas" guys. Good luck to everyone and no bugs!

  11. Yuri :

    1. Bed bugs - a world problem! The Internet is buzzing with the most diverse information on this topic. The abundance of this topic is outrageous, in fact it is a global conspiracy. The task is to create a permanent consumer of stupid expensive chemical and technical means of combating these insects and live by themselves.
    2. On Earth, everyone is sick and no one is protected from disease. Strange, but only bedbugs are perfect.
    3. So what can these bugs hurt and how can they infect? The Internet is not something to answer, does not even understand these questions.
    4. Where are the specialists of this profile, their voice and suggestions? This is deliberately not.

  12. Sergey :

    An excellent remedy against all insects is fenthion. When the repair was done, the gauze was moistened with a solution of fenthion and laid under the plinth: 10 years before the next repair nothing crawled into the apartment. The same tool got rid of at work.

  13. Inna :

    Hello. I have a question: if anyone dealt with bed bugs, do they have a strange smell?

  14. Alina :

    Oh, God forbid anyone like that. How a guy and I rented an apartment. Living there for a month, we found red spots on our hands. Then we saw an insect. I never knew about these creatures. And in the end, I started to have such a panic that I just slept at night with the lights on. In the end, we bought the tool and decided to pity themselves. After that we rented another apartment. I carried some of my things to my parents. And what do you think - these creatures turned out to be, where we rented a new apartment and even from my parents. As a result, called special people. They all sprinkled. It was some kind of horror.

  15. Natalia :

    And we appealed to the service for the destruction of bedbugs, they helped us, we advise.

  16. Evgenia :

    And where can you buy at least one of the funds, tell me?

  17. Hermann :

    I ordered the service, a guy came, he had an IP. I processed the apartment, in the end nothing helped. The phone is not responding. The apartment is almost empty. As a result, you will have to order another service. Pay attention to the contract and the company!

  18. Natasha :

    And I processed dichlorvos. Will help, no?

    • Anonymous :

      Dichlorvos does not help. All sorts of chemicals help, but as they said, the adaptation is very fast + eggs have biological protection. If you poison on your own, then once a week. Incubation approximately 3-4 weeks. But not the fact that will help. The best remedy is treatment with cold -25, then with heat +50, then smearing all lye and seams with a special solution, including furniture. But, unfortunately, such specialists have not yet been seen in Russia.

  19. Vasya :

    Intavir, pills, 15 rubles. One, but big, was enough.

    • Akniet :

      It helped you, please tell me. I have a newborn baby, very afraid.

  20. Anonymous :

    Iron ironed bed with steam.

  21. Eliza :

    Horror, we also have. What to do - I do not know, help!

  22. Julia :

    How to get rid of them? We smeared this pencil, Masha, and did not help, although we were advised that it was an excellent tool.

  23. Julia :

    Also rented an apartment, and there is one klopovnik, horror.

  24. Catherine :

    Guys, I remember as a child my mother and I collected beetles in the grass in the summer, the so-called "soldiers" (they have such a red and black pattern on the backs). And scattered them in the apartment! A few days later the bugs were gone, and the "soldiers", by the way, also - a mystery, but it helped!

  25. Anonymous :

    I also thought for 2 weeks that I had a hives, and then I noticed black spots on the sheets and the mattress. Then it dawned on me, found six parasites, looking for a means.

  26. Anonymous :

    Awful all! For several months, do not give sleep normally. Tell me, please, how can I get rid of them quickly and effectively? Wallpaper rip necessarily? I just recently made repairs.

  27. Anonymous :

    Vinegar helps.

  28. Elena :

    Corroding bedbugs is difficult, but possible. All funds that are sold in aerosol packaging to deal with bedbugs and cockroaches are not effective. True, I can not say anything about the delta zone, not used. Corrosive bugs can be drugs designed to combat garden and garden pests, such as INTA-VIR, ISKRA, etc. Thoroughly handle all the cracks, baseboards, places the alleged accumulation of bedbugs. In addition, iron ironing on all bedding, blankets, pillow seams, iron the seams and corners of upholstered furniture through gauze, iron wallpaper if they move away from the wall. The result depends on the thoroughness of the treatment.

  29. Dmitry :

    Appeared recently, a month ago. My wife had numerous bites on her body, painful ones, bites on me were not so expressed, but they were. I read everything in the internet, I decided to fight with the help of DELTA-ZONE, a very powerful advertisement. The result is zero. Just discarded money. Now only sprays, the effect is good. Fight against bedbugs to come. These are those parasites. Vibrant, their mother!

  30. Ardak :

    Also recently found guests in a mattress on a double bed. The picture is disgusting, I have never been bitten, but the feeling of itch all the time. They called a specialist, and I think this is not the end. I am also worried about the fate of my neighbors, and I simply can’t imagine what to do with the mattress. From dichlorvos they only scrambled.

  31. Lena :

    We got bugs in the apartment, we want to move. As for bed linen and clothes, I’m worried: can bedbugs stay in clothes and in bed, as if in a new place do not appear, please advise ...

    • Stasya :

      Yes, they can. Be sure to wash all things, ironed with a hot iron and steam and immediately pack them so that they do not climb.

  32. Lenusya :

    Bed bugs are just awful! How to deal with them? Caused 5 times, all sprayed. Useless, no strength!

  33. Rose :

    Tell me, please, what means relieves itching?

    • Cimex L :

      Any antihistamine drug, it is better to start with simple (diazolin 0.1 or tavegil, suprastin).

  34. Natalia :

    The safest and most effective drug is “Ksulat C25”. It is better if the specialist treats, but you can buy through the Internet and spray yourself. We did not manage to withdraw themselves. They called, a woman came, and in half an hour without destruction everything did.

  35. Ivan :

    Damn, horror!

  36. Olya :

    In order to get them out, we tried everything, in the end we called a specialist, and the wallpaper was re-glued, and we added poison to the wallpaper glue.

  37. Sahro :

    We have moved from the neighbors. Until found in bed. This is generally, the mind is not understandable. Mom bite me too, I can not sleep at night. Itching is the best remedy - diazolin, pills, helps. I don’t know what to do yet, I think I can change the bed in the bed.

  38. Cimex L :

    There were also bugs) Somewhere 2 years ago, and they ate for a long time. I thought that an allergy, the end of immunity, even stopped drinking beer, then I saw bugs, and I understood right away. Brought himself: processing once a week, 4 times, by almost all domestic insecticides from all chemical groups that were in the supermarket, in excessive doses. Handled and starred for the day, the good I live.

    I wanted to fill the sofa with veterinary pyrethroids, in the summer there were about 25-30 + poisons in the apartment, but they were, in short, dead. He even placed friends on a sofa with bedbugs - he conducted experiments, in two weeks there were more! The main thing is to interrupt the development cycle so that the female eggs do not have time to postpone (multiple processing), and only stimulate them once.

    P.S. dragged them from work, there is a shop for sewing clothes in the neighborhood ... Generally, the guys are cunning, for months on a famine, sometimes diving from the ceiling, if they can't climb like that. They are found in second-hand gears, and they easily travel with you in clothes and bags. And most importantly, if you love bugs, not everything is so bad with health, the blood is not bad. Yes, and cats can be sensitive to insecticides, especially to pyrethroids. Antidote - atropine sulfate.

  39. Anonymous :

    I sit, I read your comments, but for me c * ka bug crawls!

  40. Olga :

    Hello, comrades in misfortune! Another, so to speak, folk remedy - I have a sheet glued around the perimeter with an insect tape. Not the one that in the form of a film, but in the form of cardboard plates with glue. Day three, they stick at her wonderfully. Another week they just can not crawl on the sheet. Then you need to pereobkleivat. But there should be no gaps, and the sheet, the wider, the better - so that neither the pillow, nor the blanket, nor the hand, nor the leg beyond the perimeter would stick out. At the very least, you can protect children and yourself from bites.

    At this stage, I gained composure, peace of mind and the ability to sleep at night. Probably starve them. They hibernate with no food. But here is a live bait in stock.

  41. Andrey :

    The idea is super, you need to try.

  42. Sanya :

    Horror, people, here you have a headache. I have not touched yet, but you need to know.

  43. Camila :

    I am tired of these parasites. And the move does not help, they are everywhere. I think to contact the service of the destruction of bedbugs.

  44. Daria :

    This is a nightmare, recently moved to the parent's apartment, they have not lived there for a long time. Two days on mosquitoes thought! True, she suspected that the bites were strange. The husband, apparently, came across - everything was examined, not found. And when the armrests were torn off the sofa - I was horrified! There were about 20 of them! All already filled with blood. From 1 mm to 5. What just was not. I can not imagine what to deduce, judging by the comments above - there is a long war of humans and insects ...

  45. Catherine :

    I have not seen a particular insect yet, but there is a suspicion about their existence. Children in acne, and it is very annoying. I'm afraid very much.

  46. Nadya :

    We, too, it's terrible! I do not know how to get rid of them. And the smell is, I can not ...

  47. Olga :

    I struggle with these creatures for the fourth month. Specialists have twice ashes. Then she processed it twice. Crawling anyway. Less, of course. There are no forces. What to do?

  48. Sultan :

    I got these bugs kapets how got it! Splashed sofas, cabinets with different preparations, there is no result. Recently, I started using only DUST. The powder is cheap, but the bugs have become much smaller. And another tip: do not rely only on different drugs, it is better to carefully inspect everything. If you find this creature, then immediately kill!

  49. Ivan :

    Bedbugs are gunk ...

  50. Olga :

    CARBOPHOS! Powder diluted as follows: 1 pack (30 grams) per five-meal. The solution in the trigger out of the liquid for glass. And everything, everything, everything is processed. All mattresses, folds, rags, pillows, cracks, gaps - pry, pry. Bedspreads, blankets soak from all sides and in large packages for a week, then stretch (if there is a mode, then more than 60 degrees). Each fold when dry - under the iron with steam, carefully. Good luck!

  51. Klava :

    My daughter in a rented apartment also had bugs. They wiped out all the things and put them in bags for the cold, and then everything they could was painted in paint, which dries for 3 days. In general, when they returned home, the horror of how many bugs stuck and died from the smell of paint. This horror, it turns out, how many there were. I advise everyone, their bugs are gone.

  52. Natalia :

    We have got bugs in the apartment. After examining the site and all about bedbugs, we immediately ordered the drug "Delta Zone" and were very disappointed. Firstly, after spending time and money, secondly, that after the use of the drug, nothing has changed. Everything was done according to the instructions! I personally caught the bugs in the jar and put the cotton wool dipped in the Delta Zone concentrate. The bugs ran through it and did not die. After three or four hours they were still alive. They died only after I splashed Clean House on them (aerosol).

  53. Damir :

    Yes, these creatures are very tenacious! Appeared a year after moving to a new apartment. He made a complete repair from floor to ceiling, but he was too lazy to change the wooden floors, and put plywood and linoleum. All furniture is new. It began with the daughter's sofa - they found one, and realized that the war should not be postponed. I bought a raptor, a bottle from bedbugs, disassembled a sofa and found an army there. All processed, all gathered in the package and on the street. We lived for a short time happily, about two weeks. I took some domestic one, left the whole balloon on the sofa, closed the room for 5-6 hours, then ventilated the room for 2 hours. We lived another month, wiping away tears of happiness, but these people also moved to my wife and I on the sofa, and It is huge and very complex in construction. Yesterday I somehow made out and began to extinguish them manually, including the larvae. Now I think, what they wet again. Understand one thing that moving will not help, they love to travel with you!

  54. Nina :

    Helicopter fluid, everyone will die.

  55. Anya :

    This pipets is full, I have been fighting with them for six months already! The sofa took apart - oddly enough, but I did not find a single nest. Splattered, crawled out a bit. Where are they, bastards, hide and multiply, I can not understand. “Clean House” - garbage, although it is praised, did not help me. Powders too crap. I sprinkle vinegar and some other chemistry, sit, wait, povylazat, and crush them. More relatives advised Medilis anticlope (they helped), the price is about 500 rubles, waiting for a salary. Impossible to sleep, wake up at 3 and catch them in bed. Good luck in the fight against these creatures!

  56. Kohl :

    Bedbugs eat what to do? The body is buzzing, impossible to sleep. Three times poisoned the company - and nothing. After a day or two, they run again, without fear. Help WHAT TO DO!

  57. Galina :

    Bedbugs are terrifying! I am 40 years old and I first encountered them. I live in a communal apartment, someone brought them to us. They called a special service, but a week later, bites appeared on the body again. Read on the Internet about the "executioner" - I liked the reviews. Bought, processed, 8 days have passed: silence, no bites. I hope I won, but just in case I would still call the service, they promised that the second time was free, but not earlier than in 21 days

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