Bed bug, in tropical area is included into Cimex Hemipterus, is an insect that annoying human a lot, because of bed bug suck human blood for their feeding. Bed bugs are usually feeding while the victims stayed on the sofa, bed, and chairs. Host’s blood is needed by bed bugs since they hatch from eggs, nymph, sheds its skin several times (when bed bugs change their skin, they have to suck blood as their feeding), and finally being an adult bed bugs. You can read bedbugs stage picture article for more comprehensive illustrations.
Each adult female bed bugs could lay about two hundred eggs, three to four eggs in a day. Those eggs, will hatch, and become a nymph. The bed bug nymph will become an adult bed bugs within five months since they hatched. Adult bed bugs will have six to ten millimetres in size, and can live for ten months.
In Indonesia, until the end of 1970, bed bugs infestation cased reported to occur in house, theatre building, hotel, and other places that people usually sit and sleep. But, because of the succeed in controlling bed bugs using insecticides with organoclhorin (DDT), bed bugs could be fully controlled. Then, there was almost no single report about bed bug infestations within 1980 to 2000.
Unfortunately, recently especially in the last three or four years, bed bugs infestation cases begin to spread out again. Information about this become an usual thing. Bed bugs begin being a troublemaker again. And today, we might be could easily find bed bugs in hotels, inns, hostel, and a few of the home.
Actually, bed bugs infestation cases that happen in Indonesia is not as severe as what happened in other countries like in Europe, United States, Canada and Australia. Even Malaysia and Singapore also reported are facing the same problems, bed bug infestation.
In United States for example, in 2007 has been reported bed bug infestations outbreaks in not less than fifty states. Even, in sleepless cities, New York, Bedbugs infestation cases can be easily found. Bedbugs NYC including the most severe bed bug case in the United States.
The bed bug return is a mystery to entomological world. Why, as we already knew that this nocturnal insect has not been appearing for several years. Although, there is a fact that, with globalization, people and goods could easily move from one place to another, from country “A” to country “B”. This kind of mobilization certainly makes bed bugs can spread easier. This indication could be seen in many places where people come and go, like in Hotel, hostel, and an apartment. Bed bugs, including their eggs, could be brought intentionally together with the dress, backpack, and suitcases.