The Physical Attributes of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are one of the most annoying insects around. But you know how filmmakers make even the most annoying creatures loveable in movies.
Thus pictures of bed bugs in modern-day textbooks and magazines are not as disgusting. Pictures of bed bugs you may see nowadays are just like pictures of ants, cockroaches, and other insects. They are now humanized or given the physical and cordial attributes of humans.
If you look at bed bugs under a magnifying lens, you will find that bed bugs are wingless insects. Bed bugs are no different from other insects. They have protective and waxy skin covers.
Pictures of bed bugs reveal that bed bugs are so tiny. From atop, they look like flatted creatures. No wonder, they can creed into and hide through even the tiniest and smallest crevices and holes in the floor and in walls.
Being so tiny, pictures of bed bugs are apparently taken using magnifying glasses or lenses. In real life, it follows that we can not see or look closely at bed bugs appearances because they are too tiny for our naked eyes.
If you have the dynamic and incredible eyesight of Spiderman, then you might probably enjoy and observe the physical attributes of bed bugs without lenses.
Where to find bed bugs
Another thing why you just can look at bed bugs pictures in textbooks and magazines is that bed bugs do not normally go out of their hiding places during the daytime.
Nighttime is party time for these little creatures. It can be observed that during night time, bed bugs come out to suck blood. And we know that our eyes turn weaker and less clear during nighttimes. Hence, we can hardly see bed bugs, especially during nighttime when they usually go out hunting and partying.
Bed bugs are almost always found in crevices and small holes in the floor or in walls.
Finding bed bugs is also entailing or requiring a lot of luck on the part of the hunter or the person looking out for bed bugs. Why? Because full-blown or adult bed bugs can store up food in their stomachs for almost more than a year.
Unfortunately, now you know why pictures are more accessible than actual and live bed bugs even if you are sure your place or bed is a breeding ground.
The bed bugs eggs
Bed bugs are too tiny for us to see them easily. Not surprisingly, their eggs are even tinier! Pictures of bed bugs eggs are almost always already miniscule, in real life, and in actual encounters, they are truly negligible!
They can be carried on through the dust in the wind. That makes bed bugs eggs notorious. They can easily spread because of their size and lightweight.
A closer look at bed bugs eggs pictures will show that they are almost like all other insect eggs, tiny, miniscule, yet equipped with structures that can make them independent. Thus, bed bugs eggs can hatch by themselves even without their moms around.
It only takes 10 days for bed bugs eggs to hatch. By that time, new bed bugs are borne to the world and adding to the rapidly increasing bed bug population around the globe.
Female bed bugs, as revealed by some pictures retrievable through the Internet and through books, become like queen ants. They get enlarged before they lay eggs. Why? Female bed bugs can lay about 300 eggs in one pregnancy. How about that?
Getting rid of bed bugs
Through understanding and bed bugs pictures, we can picture out and understand how pesticides work.
Through pictures, we can see that bed bugs have protective waxy coverings that make them one with most insects. It is this physical attribute that makes bed bugs, and other insects with the same structures, to endure annihilation and harsh environmental changes.
Several pesticides target these protective coverings. Insecticides mostly contain powdered silicon and glass granules that break into this protective covering.
Look closely at bed bugs pictures and you will see that after the coverings, bed bugs vulnerable insides and bodies lie. Pesticides, then attack these structures killing the bed bugs in minutes or hours.