Bed Bugs in Sacramento
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. The common bed bug is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood.
The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of bed bugs: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night.
A number of health problems may results from bed bug bites, including skin rashes and allergic symptoms. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases.
Bed bugs have been known to humans for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world mostly by using DDT, but have increased since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance, governmental bans on dangerous yet effective pesticides, and increased international travel.
Diagnosis of an infestation involves both finding bed bugs or the related symptoms. Treatment involves the elimination of the insect (including its eggs).
Bed bug bites may lead to a wide range of skin manifestations from no visible effects to prominent blisters. The effects can include skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.
Although bed bugs can be infected with at least 28 human diseases, no studies have found that the insects are capable of transmitting any of these to humans.