What are the natural ways to combat with the Cimicidae

What should be considered when dealing with the Cimicidae? What happens when the Cimicidae bite? How to destroy the Cimicidae in home? Cimicidae spraying methods

The Cimicidae, which dates back 35,000 years ago, has been disappearing in 1950 as a result of the worldwide struggle, but has been a problem again for about ten year.

What is the Cimicidae?

Cimicidae is from the family of insects with hoses (Rhyn-chota), and is an arthropod blood-sucking insect. Especially in many European regions and in the American continent, the Cimicidae is also called bed bug, as it is often seen in beds. Oval and flat Cimicidae are between 5mm and 7mm on average. These insects, which are mostly brown in color, do not have a flying feature.

Information’s about the Cimicidae

Although the Cimicidae belongs to the insect family with the hose, there are many differences in their properties. The general information about the Cimicidae are as follows:

  1. Cimicidae are insects that do not like light very much. Therefore, they are not easily seen during daytime.
  2. They love the heat and so they are seen more often in the summer.
  3. It is one of the most blood-sucking insects. An advanced Cimicidae can absorb up to five times more than their body weight.
  4. When the Cimicidae is killed, it emits a very dirty smell.
  5. Their reproductive speed is very high. A female Cimicidae can lay an average of 100 to 250 eggs. Cimicidae cub which has a light brown color, hatch for in a one week. After hatching their eggs, they reach adulthood within an average of 4 months. In a short period of six months, a pair of Cimicidae can invade a 10-story apartment completely by reproduced.
  6. An adult Cimicidae can live for about a year without eating anything.
  7. The lifespan of the Cimicidae is between two and four years on average.
  8. The Cimicidae only feeds with blood.
  9. The hoses they use to suck blood are located in a special section in their larynx when they don’t suck blood.


 Types of the Cimicidae

There are 78 species of the Cimicidae in the world. The most common of these are:

  1. Bed Cimicidae (Cimex lectularius): this type of wood dry is seen in hotels, houses, all indoor and non-maintenance places.
  2. Tropical Cimicidae (C. rotundatus): these species live in very hot and tropical areas.
  3. Poultry Cimicidae(C.columbarius): this species attacks poultry blood as well as humans.




Detection of the Cimicidae

The Cimicidae, especially prefer to be hidden in closed places such as houses and hotels, they can hide into the bedding, bed linen, pillows and duvets. In addition to these places, moist areas are often nested between wall cracks, sockets, furniture interiors and floors. The infestation of the Cimicidae in closed spaces is understood as follows:

  1. The Cimicidae and seeing their offspring.
  2. Determine the shells they leave, since they constantly change their shells.
  3. Finding the black stools.
  4. Itching and biting symptoms of people living in the same place.



How to Understand the Cimicidae Bite?

The Cimicidae bite is understood in humans as follows:

  1. Excessive itching and painful burning in the itchy areas.
  2. Blistering-shaped blushes.
  3. The formation of water bubbles on the skin.
  4. Bleeding occurs in the bite areas.

Although it is rare, the following reactions can also be seen after the Cimicidae bite:

  1. Having difficulty while breathing.
  2. High fever
  3. Dizziness and the nausea
  4. Rashes on the skin
  5. Stress, fatigue and insomnia.

Things to do after the Cimicidae bite

If allergic reactions occur after the bite of the Cimicidae, a doctor should be consulted. If there is no allergic reaction, the following applications can be made:

  1. Apply gel of Aloe Vera plant to the bitten area and wash with hot water after 10 minutes.
  2. Squeezing lemon juice into the bitten areas and then waiting for 10 to 15 minutes of garlic grater.
  3. Taking a hot shower and soaping the bitten places with white soap.

There are two methods to combat with the Cimicidae. The first is the works to be done before the infestation of the Cimicidae, and the second is the things to be done after the infestation. In order to protect from the Cimicidae up infestation, the following can be done:

Especially after the holidays, the Cimicidae infestations increase. For this reason, the places to stay and the materials should be carefully checked before going to bed.

  1. Suitcases and bags should be placed in sections with shelves away from beds, and when returning home, bags and suitcases should be opened in a place such as a bathroom, and the clothes and materials inside should be checked.
  2. All clothes should be cleaned by putting in the dryer and operated for at least 20 minutes at high temperature.
  3. Materials such as bedding and quilts in the homes should be sunbathed in the outdoors and checked regularly.
  4. Mattress materials should be washed and ventilated at high temperatures.
  5. In addition, these procedures should be completed after the guests coming home.

The following processes should be performed after the Cimicidae begins to appear in such places:

  1. Cracks and cavities should be cleaned with a steam cleaner and vacuum cleaner, if possible it should be closed.
  2. Chemical spraying should be done or herbal products such as lavender oil and rosemary oil can be used.
  3. If the Cimicidae infestation has not been resolved, support should be obtained from the professional spraying companies.

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