Common bed bug
The Common Bed Bug in Kansas City
Common Bed Bug in Kansas City this bed bug in Kansas City is associated with humans but can be found feeding also on bats, poultry, pigeons and pets. This bed bug in Kansas City is the most common bed bug we find here in Kansas City when someone calls our office here at ZipZap Bed Bug KC for answers on what is biting them in the night. The control method for this bed bug found in Kansas City could be steam control for bed bugs, chemical treatment for bed bugs or heat treatments for bed bug control in Kansas City, or a combination of some or all of the techniques described.
Common Bed Bug in Kansas City
Bed bugs as described by A Dictionary of Entomology
The common bed bug in Kansas City is Cimex lectularius [Hemiptera: Cimicidae]: A widespread, obligate, blood-sucking parasite of humans gregarious in human habitations. Adult to 6 mm long, oval in outline shape and reddish-brown in colour; Antenna with 4 segmants, apical 3 segments, projecting postero-ventrally to for Coxa. Prothorax recessed medially to surround posterior and lateral margin of head; apterous; tarsal formula 3-3-3. Abdomen with 11 segments; female bed bug with notch (paragenital sinus) along right posterior margin of fifth Sternum, notch opens into Ectospermalege.
Male Bed Bug in Kansas City
Male bed bug with corresponding left Paramere (right Paramere absent) engages in ‘traumatic insemination.” Bed bugsnocturnal and rests away from hosts during day light; bed bug feeds at night via several linearly arranged, closely spaced wounds; parasite rapidly engorges and detaches from host. Bed bugs life cycle typically requires 6-8 weeks, ca 3 weeks at 30°C. Bed bugs lives ca 6 months and can live one year without feeding. Bed bug infestationsassociated with poor sanitation or housekeeping; high-population infestations create a distinctive, sickly sweet odour associated with bed bug excrement. Female bed bugs lays 200-300 eggs; eggs white, operculate, 1 mm long and 0.5 mm wide.
Female Bed Bug in Kansas City
Female bed bugs prefers rough surfaces as oviposition site; eggs held in place with transparent, glue-like accessory gland secretion. Bed bug eggs placed individually in cracks and crevices near host’s sleeping area; eclosion from eggs occurs within 7 days (ca 4-5 days at 32°C); bed bug eggs do not hatch at temperature extremes (<13°C, >37°C). Bed bugs undergoes 5 nymphal instars and each requires a blood meal; first instar can feed within 24 hours following eclosion. Bed bug bites usually not felt by host; bed bug saliva (anticoagulant) injected at feeding sites, but rarely cause allergic reaction. Feeding requires 5-10 minutes. Bed bugs does not display site preference on host’s body. Bed bugs can feed upon mice, rats, rabbits, and chickens.