Monday, September 20, 2010

Bedbugs bite!

Bedbugs Bite



Holy cow, what is going on with all the bedbug infestations I've been hearing about? It seems they are all over New York right now. They have temporarily closed down the Google offices, Niketown on 5th Avenue and even the Empire State Building. It made me wonder...

What the hell is a bedbug? Other than the old saying "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" I had never really heard of them. I found these interesting facts...

*A bedbug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow feeding tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, with the other it withdraws blood from its host.


*After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place.

*They can live for up to a year without feeding, but they normally try to feed every five to ten days.

*DNA from human blood meals from bed bugs can be recovered for up to 90 days, which may allow bed bugs to be used for forensic purposes for identifying who the bed bugs have been feeding on.

*All bedbugs mate when the male pierces the females abdomen with his hypodermic genitalia and ejaculates into her body cavity. Especially desperate males sometimes mistake other males for females and occasionally fatally wound the latter in the abdomen.

*It's can be difficult to tell bedbug bites from other insect bites. In general, the sites of bedbug bites are usually are...
Red, often with a darker red spot in the middle, Itchy, Arranged in a rough line or in a cluster & Located on the face, neck, arms and hands.


Are you guys already itching? I know I am!

Anyway,
Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite!

Bob Out

8 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

It is freaky and scary all the information coming out about these. And it seems they can't be killed anymore. What is going to happen?!

Bob said...

Yuck!

TOY COUTURE said...

Yes I am itching now!!!! lol.. Thank you for making me paranoid as I lay in my bed reading your blog :(

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

We were on vacation last week and every time I got into a hotel bed I thought "I really should check for bedbugs" {{{shudder}}}

R.J. said...

These things are disgusting. The next time I stay in a hotel I might have to take one of those propane-fueled blowtorches with me to scare them off.

wozzel said...

that is just gross.
lol.

Sandra said...

Great, now that I'm good and itchy before bed...and apparently I heard that it's going to get worse before it gets better. Good to know, right?
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm always up for compliments about how cute my kids are. BTW, we got his bunk bed at a store called Jysk in Winnipeg.

AzureSky said...

Thee days ago, tiny red itchy spots started appearing. First on my chest, the waist and thighs, now my buttocks. Not on my back yet. This morning some appeared on the front of my neck. I have been searching the internet for answers. My husband is not affected at all. They look rather like your photo.