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Delusory parasitosis

Delusory parasitosis  is when a person describe sensations that feel like bugs worms, mites are biking, crawling or borrowing into under or over there skin.

In the past few years we have actually had a few cases of customers with this condition.  It most cases it was caused by certain chemicals in laundry detergents and in one case the bounty dryer sheets.

If you every have any questions, can’t get into a dermatologist or are not sure what the problem is, we are happy to offer an inspection and advice from our 5 years of treating bed bugs, and all sorts of different things that may cause this disease.

 

Bed BUG Life Cycle

More questions and comments this week included one on the bedbug life, there feeding cycle and a comment that bedbugs is two words.

1) Bed BUGS:

Merriam-Webster, Oxford and most online dictionaries list it as one, however careful review of entomology bring us this fact:

Bed bugs is TWO words – not one. The general rule for writing out common names of insects is as follows. If the insect name is a misnomer (e.g., the dragonfly is NOT a fly and neither is a damselfly), then the whole name is written as one word. If it is not a misnomer, then it is written as two words (e.g., house fly, which is a real fly). The bed bug is a “true” bug and therefore is two words.

There ya go bugsters!!

2) Bed BUG life:

Females can deposit 3 to 8 eggs at a time, they hatch in 4-12 days,  and lay 200-500 eggs in their lifetime

Feeding occurs every 5-10days and maturity is 35  to 48 days.  By feeding and in optimal conditions their lives are actually shorter with a total estimated lifespan of under 7months.

Please feel free to hit us up with any more questions/comments or concerns you may have and remember early detection is key: the adults are pretty large, odds of getting them are very low and increase slightly if you are travelling lots.  Most Whistler hotels and vacation rentals have preventative measures in place and if we are not already setup on a program there we are always happy to come take a look.

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