Now as fellow students I am sure you guys have woken up with some kind of bug bites in the morning. Along with these bites you get you probably think they're just spider bites, but you wouldn't think is that they could be bed bug bites. First, we will talk about how bed bugs seek out people and animals in their homes. Then, we will get into what harm can happen when a bed bug bites you. Then lastly, we will get into how you can get rid of these critters if you ever find them in your home.
So first we will talk about how bed bugs seek out people and animals in their homes.
A. They generally are in our mattress, so they tend to wait until night when we are all asleep in
1. Now this coming from the HEALTH DAY CONSUMER NEWS SERVICE, in San Francisco
the reports of bed bug infestations doubled between 2004 and 2006. Along with
Toronto which went up 100% in a 6 month period in 2002 and then there was Austria
which went up 400% during 2001 to 2004.
Now that we know about how the bugs seek out people and animals let's move onto the harm their bites can have. II.
What harm can happen when a bed bug bites you during your sleep.
A. Bed bugs are blood feeding insects in which they inject their saliva into your skin during
1. After several bites you will tend to get sensitive to the saliva which can lead to some
mild allergic reactions to it as well.
B. Now according to the April 1, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association,
studies go on to show that the bites turn red like mosquito bites but evidence shows they do not
go on to transmit any disease of any kind with their bites.
1. Dr. Richard DeShazo from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, reviewed
around 50 studies in the last 50 years and his results showed about only half of the
people show signs of a bite. HEALTH DAY CONSUMER NEWS SERVICE
Since we just covered the harm the bugs bites can have let's...
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