Information about Wood Bugs

Most pests that are found at home can be categorized into bugs and insects while rodents and other wildlife animals seldom visit our houses only during rainy seasons to look for food. These tiny pests are real nuisance to a human living. They fly, crawl, and run around our homes. Examples of these are wood bugs, weevils, bed bugs, pill bugs, and other insects.

There also bugs that eat wood. Aside from the devastating termites, there are a lot of types of wood eating bugs: twig girdler, weevils, carpenter worms, bark beetles, pine seed bugs, wheely bugs and so on. These bugs are considered as secondary invaders because they dwell in dead woods such as houses which are made of manufactured woods.

You can simply identify a wheely bug over a weevil. By just looking at those wood bugs pictures, you can readily spot how they are different from each other. You can browse more pictures on the internet. However, it is very important to know how they are different from each other in terms of attitude; how they live, how they feed, how they manage their colonies, and so on. A little description of some of the common house pests will be presented on the following paragraphs.

Bed Bug

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, these parasites are caused by bat or bird bugs living in buildings where birds and bats dwell. They are brought at homes through infested furniture, luggage, personal belongings, and so on. They can also travel through electrical wiring, plumbing and adjoining walls.
Although they are not harmful to the wood, they feed on human blood to live. They only feed on blood when their hosts are asleep and it would take 5 – 10 minutes to complete its meal. Bed bugs can’t transmit diseases but severe scratching from itches can cause cuts and lesions which can lead to infections.

Observe your body after waking up. You are attacked by bed bugs if you found red, itchy bug bites in your body. They have a pattern of 3 bites in a row. Also, check your house regularly for bed bug infestations. They mostly hide in crevices, mattresses, and voids on walls.

Written by Leonardo Fonte

Leonardo Fonte

My name is Leonardo Fonte and I am engaged in the destruction of rodents and pests. I have a pharmacological education and practice allergy treatment in the Tennessee hospital.