The Bed Bugs Bio
The Behavior of a Bed Bug
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood, it prefers to feed on human blood. A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. They are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors.
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance, travel, and tech innovation.
They Are Great Travelers
Bed bugs are great “hitch hikers,” allowing them to travel long distances. They are skilled at grabbing onto objects like clothes, suitcases, packages, and furniture, they are there for the ride and can end up wherever these items are taken to begin infestation in their new location. This is why the spread of bed bugs occurs so easily in schools, apartments, and stores.
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The House Mouse Bio
The House Mouse
The house mouse (Mus musculus) aka the Field Mouse is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Their large rounded ears, pointed snout, and long hairless tail characteristics makes them easy to identify.
Characteristics of a House Mouse:
The adult body length of a house mouse from nose to tail averages 3-4 inches and the tail length of 2-4 inches. Their weight is typically 40-45 grams. Their colors vary from grey to black with brown undertones, while their underbelly will be lighter grey to light brown. Their ears and tails have little hair.
House Mouse Behavior:
When it comes to the social behavior of the house mouse, they are extremely flexible and can adapt to the conditions of the environment that surrounds them. Their adaptability allows the house mouse to inhabit a variety of different locations such as; attics, homes, apartments, warehouses, deserts, and forests.
The house mouse has two different forms of social behavior, depending on their surrounding environment. In urban settings, close proximity to humans is known as commensal. Commensal mice populations increase with the abundance of sources of food, shelter, and water. They become less territorial and aggressive, resulting in higher populations in urbanized areas.
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