reddish-brown, oval insects about 3/16 inch long, simular to the size
of an apple seed when fully grown. Swollen and reddish after feeding.
Females lay 1-5 eggs per day.
Bites can leave itchy, bloody welts on the skin and can cause allergic
reactions, such as severe itching. [See below photos]
read and understand more, we invite you to view a few articles which
well answer important questions and concerns regarding possible bed bug
infestations and bed bug bites.
Bed Bugs 1
- Bed Bugs 2 -
Bed Bugs 3
bugs are commonly found both outside and inside homes during the fall
through early spring. Boxelder bugs are about 3/4" long, and black in
color with three red lines on the thorax and red lines on the wing
summer, they feed on leaves, flowers, and seedpods of boxelder trees
and silver maple trees, where they do minor damage to the trees.
completely harmless to humans, these bugs can be an unsightly nuisance
and occasionally their waste can stain.
boxelder bugs lay eggs on trees in the spring. Nymphs emerge in 11 to
14 days and begin feeding on trees. The nymphs develop into adults
during the summer, and lay eggs of a second generation of boxelder bugs
that are active in August and September. The second generation boxelder
bugs congregate on the outsides of homes on sunny days in September and
October. They, then, move indoors to find a protected place to
overwinter, then, move outside in the spring.
mate in late summer and lay their eggs in autumn. The eggs hatch in the
spring and have been estimated to number as high as 200 per fertile
female. Species Acheta domestica however lays eggs almost continually,
with the females capable of laying at least twice a month.
Crickets are omnivorous scavengers who feed on organic materials,
including decaying plant material, fungi, and some seedling plants.
Crickets eat their own dead when there are no other sources of food
available, and exhibit predatorial behavior upon weakened, crippled
Crickets have relatively powerful jaws, and several species have been
known to bite humans. More...
First spotted in 1982, on the Lake Michigan shorelines,
earwigs have spread fast across Wisconsin. Earwigs are the only insect
in the world that cares for (nurtures) its young. More...
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jump 7 to 8 inches vertically, and 14 to 16 inches horizontally; they
carry disease organisms and parasites host to host.
can infest beds, upholstered furniture and/or carpeting and rugs.
Although fleas can bite anywhere on the human (or animal) body, they
commonly bite about the ankles.
a suspected area is dark (night time), turn on the television or
lay a lit flashlight on the infested surface, crouch down to surface
level and peer across it. If you have fleas, you will see them jumping
in the light.
flea bite photos below]
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females, only, feed on blood.
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