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Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs

Posted on 2017.12.17 at 06:05
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Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs

Watch out for these symptoms of anemia, especially if you think you have a bedbug infestation:

  • Cold extremities;

  • Dizziness/light-headedness;

  • Fatigue;

  • Irregular heartbeat;

  • Pale or yellow skin;

  • Shortness of breath; and

  • Weakness.

In 2014, genetic tests revealed that a single undetected pregnant bed bug is all it takes to start an entire infestation.

A DNA study at Sheffield University showed colonies of bed bugs come from a common ancestor or a few of the female bed bugs.

The pregnant bed bug could rapidly create a colony of thousands that feed on humans.

Bed bugs are capable of surviving without feeding for a month as they wait for a human.

In the late 1880s, an estimated 75 per cent of households were affected, but by the outbreak of World War II, that figure had dwindled to 25 per cent,

Their recent resurgence has been blamed by some experts on resistance to commonly used insecticides and international travel.

Why bed bugs traps may be useless: Some of the creatures have special leg pads that help them climb out

Bed bugs: Proactive pest management critical in multi-unit housing

Remember: People know you by the company you keep. If you sleep around, you may have bed bugs, visibly crawling over your face, falling into your cottage cheese. It's us. Or them.

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meowmensteen at 2017-12-17 17:59 (UTC) (Lien)
Damn. I have all those symptoms. I promptly went into my room and checked my mattress and bedding. Looks like I have a case of cat fur, at least I didn't find any bugs.
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madman101 at 2017-12-17 19:12 (UTC) (Lien)
Good. If you do have bb's, you might notice their little-dot bites, and the hamburgers they leave around.

I have become paranoid of mites, esp. in my beds, because of dogs. I'm not as fastidious as I used to be. But I dread -

- ear mites
- dust mites
- other dog mites, (and dander)

I have been extra sensitive to everything, so I do know when the dust mites are around. Clean sheets and underwear, etc., are always important. I have methods of separating my dog from my bed covers - you should see the furniture layout of this place - but that's not so easy to do with cats.

I try to vacuum when I can because I believe the dog gets a return of the ear mites from the carpet/etc. I have to have earplugs in all the time, which wet with water every night. Lately, my ears started smelling like my dog's ears. Ear mites?! Now I am using a tiny amt of tt-oil and dog ear drops - for myself!

Bed Bugs are taking over the country. They are almost impossible to get rid of - it's freakishly insane. Even if you abandon your house to an entire winter, they are sometimes still in there, waiting, laughing. Probably because they ahve all those hamburgers to tide them over.
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