Bedbug infestation causes extreme inconvenience in terms of physical, mental and financial aspects of a human being. The great resurgence of the bedbugs has spread panic among the people. The bed bugs infest at a rapid pace with severe attacks on people, which makes them wonder if bed bugs have the ability to fly, like the wasps or the bees. The scourge of bed bugs leaves the afflicted people restless and anxious about bedbugs, which is not easily visible to the naked eye.
Ants, termites, butterflies, beetle, cockroaches, dragonfly, crickets and grasshoppers are few belonging to the insect category that has wings. However, there are insects that do not have wings and cannot fly. Lice, flea, firebrats, silverfish and bedbugs are some insects belonging to the wingless insect category.
Unlike other insects that are easily visible during the daytime, bedbugs are quite difficult to spot. The shape and size of the bedbugs and their ability to move and hide swiftly with ease, is a hindrance to the human eye. In contrast, the legs of the bedbugs do not have sufficient traction to let them climb over slippery surfaces such as glass or steel. They also scurry into the dark tight spots and hard-to-reach corners such as the crevices, cracks or between the folds of the mattress. They do not fly or jump and will quickly make its way to the nearest hiding spot of the host.
Bedbugs have significant speed to reproduce. Once settled in a place, they attack the victims to find enough strength to reproduce. The more the number of adult bugs, the faster is the reproduction rate and larger is the number of bed bugs. A single female bedbug has the capacity of laying around 500 eggs during her lifetime. This enormous reproduction capacity of bedbugs is one of the reasons for these insects to infest an area within a short period. Since they spread very quickly in all places, people often wonder if bedbugs have wings to fly and make a settlement in various places.
Bedbugs were nearly eradicated during World War II. DDT and other powerful insecticides successfully controlled this pest. However, exposure to such chemicals caused serious problems to the human beings, which led to the ban of DDT. Modern pest-control market saw an introduction of mild insecticides, which are quite ineffective to combat the bedbugs. Prolonged absence of bed bugs made people forget about the existence and the potential threat of bed bugs on human beings. Bed bug infestation and its bites have left people anxious and confused, since people had not heard about these pests for quite a long time. Lack of knowledge about the features, habits, characteristics of a bedbug often make people rationalize the source of severe bedbug infestation, leaving them even wonder if bed bugs can jump or fly or have wings that could cause the extreme proliferation of bed bugs all over.
Sufficient knowledge about bed bugs, its infestation and proactive steps will prevent the onset of bedbugs.