BEDBUGS Cimex lectularius
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Bedbugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.

Color: Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal
Legs: Six
Shape: Flat; broad oval
Size: 1/4
Antennae: Yes
Flight: No

Habits
Bedbugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switchplates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.

Habitat
Bedbugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.

Threats
Although bedbugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bedbugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

Bedbugscan be found in All 50 States

Prevention
Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bed sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bedbugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to CALL Dirks to address an infestation.  610.666.PEST

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