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Musings Of A Bug Man

“Let Me Introduce Myself”

           I am the guy you call to save the day when that German cockroach surprises you in the middle of the night or when Rover or Felix brings home some unwanted guests.  When everyone’s much dreaded visitor shows up clinging as a souvenir from your trip; the ever consuming bed bug. It takes over your home and hours of your life.  Although, I much prefer to introduce myself before the day is bleak. I do like the thought of being the one who gets to save the day.  Who doesn’t right? I am the Insect eliminating, bug man!  I fight the good fight every step of the way.

            Bugs are a nasty reality everyone must deal with, like death and taxes. It’s not a matter of if, it’s when they will strike.  Especially here in the sunshine state. Everyone loves this beautiful weather, including the insects. This time of year is termite swarming season.  Like a dark cloud circling and looming, they will engulf and eat away at one of your most precious assets. The subterranean termite will swarm your home and can quickly become any home owner’s worst night mare. Prevention is key to avoiding costly damage. Not only damage to your home but valuable waste of your time and effort. Time is money! We understand this concept, which is why we offer our services within 24 hours or less.


Termites and ants look very similar. Ants however have a waist where a termite will not. This is where it pays to have an expert come out and talk with you and help be your “go to” consultant on all things “creepy crawly”. We offer a competitive termite warranty that will help protect your home and peace of mind. Give us a call to offer our expertise and the opportunity to be your expert.  Until next time, All in one Family, don’t let the “creepy crawlies” invade…call All in one, we get it done!!


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common name: bed bug scientific name: Cimex lectularius Linnaeus (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

IntroductionDistributionDescriptionLife CycleSurvey and ManagementSelected References


Sometimes referred to as red coats, chinches, or mahogany flats (USDA 1976), bed bugs, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, are blood-feeding parasites of humans, chickens, bats and occasionally domesticated animals (Usinger 1966). Bed bugs are suspected to carry leprosy, oriental sore, Q-fever, and brucellosis (Krueger 2000) but have never been implicated in the spread of disease to humans (Dolling 1991). After the development and use of modern insecticides, such as DDT, bed bug infestations have virtually disappeared. However, since 1995, pest management professionals have noticed an increase in bed-bug-related complaints (Krueger 2000).

Adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, feeding. Figure 1. Adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, feeding. Photograph by Joseph Smith, University of Florida.


Human dwellings, bird nests, and bat caves are the most suitable habitats for bed bugs because they offer warmth, areas to hide, and hosts on which to feed (Dolling 1991). Bed bugs are not evenly distributed throughout the environment but are concentrated in harborages (Usinger 1966). Within human dwellings, harborages include cracks and crevices in walls and furniture, behind wallpaper and wood paneling, or under carpeting (Krueger 2000). Bed bugs are usually only active during the night but will feed during the day when hungry (Usinger 1966). Bed bugs can be transported on clothing, and in  luggage, bedding and furniture (USDA 1976)/ Bed bugs lack appendages that allow them to cling to hair, fur, or feathers, so they are rarely found on hosts (Dolling 1991).


The adult bed bug is a broadly flattened, ovoid insect with greatly reduced wings (Schuh and Slater 1995). The leathery, reduced fore wings (hemelytra) are broader than they are long, with a somewhat rectangular appearance. The sides of the pronotum are covered with short, stiff hairs (Furman and Catts 1970). Before feeding, bed bugs are usually brown in color and range from 6 to 9.5 mm in length. After feeding, the body is swollen and red in color (USDA 1976).

Dorsal view of an adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Figure 2. Dorsal view of an adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Photograph by David Almquist, University of Florida. Lateral view of an adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Figure 3. Lateral view of an adult bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Photograph by Joseph Smith, University of Florida. Nymph of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Figure 4. Nymph of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Photograph by Joseph Smith, University of Florida.

The two bed bugs most important to man are the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, and the tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus. These two species of bed bugs can be easily distinguished by looking at the prothorax, the first segment of the thorax. The prothorax of the common bed bug is more expanded laterally and the extreme margins are more flattened than that of the tropical bed bug (Ghauri 1973).

Life Cycle

Because of their confined living spaces, copulation among male and female bed bugs is difficult. The female possesses a secondary copulatory aperture, Ribaga’s organ or paragenital sinus, on the fourth abdominal sternum where spermatozoa from the male are injected. The spermatozoa then migrate to the ovaries by passing through the haemocoel, or body cavity (Dolling 1991). The female bed bug lays approximately 200 eggs during her life span at a rate of one to 12 eggs per day (Krueger 2000). The eggs are laid on rough surfaces and coated with a transparent cement to adhere them to the substrate (Usinger 1966). Within six to 17 days bed bug nymphs, almost devoid of color, emerge from the eggs. After five molts, which take approximately ten weeks, the nymphs reach maturity (USDA 1976).

Survey and Management

Bed bugs are most active at night, so their infestations are not easily located (Snetsinger 1997). However, when bed bugs are numerous, a foul odor from oily secretions can easily be detected (USDA 1976). Other recognizable signs of a bed bug infestation include excrement left around their hiding places (Dolling 1991) and reddish brown spots on mattresses and furniture (Frishman 2000). Good sanitation is the first step to controlling the spread of bed bugs. However, upscale hotels and private homes have recently noted infestations, suggesting that good sanitation is not enough to stop a bed bug infestation (Krueger 2000). If bed bugs are located in bedding material or mattresses, control should focus on mechanical methods, such as vacuuming, caulking and removing or sealing loose wallpaper, to minimize the use of pesticides (Frishman 2000). The effectiveness of using steam cleaners or hot water to clean mattresses is questionable. Heat is readily absorbed by the mattress and does no harm to the bed bug. For severe infestations, however, pesticides may be used. Care should be taken not to soak mattresses and upholstery with pesticides. Allow bedding and furniture to dry thoroughly before using. One study shows that over-the-counter foggers are not effective for controlling bed bugs (Jones and Bryant 2012).

Florida Insect Management Guide for bed bugs

Selected References

  • Dolling WR. 1991. The Hemiptera. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.
  • EPA. (May 2010). Controlling Bed Bugs. Pesticides: Controlling Pests. (20 June 2014).
  • Fasulo TR. (2002). Bloodsucking Insects. UF/IFAS SW 156.
  • Fasulo TR, Kern W, Koehler PG, Short DE. (2005). Pests In and Around the Home. Version 2.0. UF/IFAS CD-ROM. SW 126.
  • Frishman A. 2000. Bed Bug basics and control measures. Pest Control 68: 24.
  • Furman DP, Catts E. 1970. Manual of Medical Entomology, 3rd ed. National Press Books, Palo Alto, California.
  • Ghauri MSK. 1973. Hemiptera (bugs), pp. 373-393. In K.G.V. Smith [ed], Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance. British Museum, London, England.
  • Jones Sc, Bryant JL. 2012. Ineffectiveness of over-the-counter total-release foggers against the bed bug (Heteroptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 936-942.
  • Koehler PG, Pereira RM, Pfiester M, Hertz J. (July 2011). Bed bugs and blood-sucking conenose. EDIS. (20 June 2014).
  • Krueger L. 2000. Don’t get bitten by the resurgence of bed bugs. Pest Control 68: 58-64.
  • Potter MF. (January 2010). Bed Bugs. University of Kentucky Entomology FactSheets. (20 June 2014).
  • Snetsinger R. 1997. Bed bugs & other bugs, pp. 393-425. In Mallis A, Hedges SA [eds.], Handbook of Pest Control, 8th ed. Franzak & Foster Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Schuh R, Slater JA. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera : Heteroptera) Classification and Natural History. Cornell University Press, Ithica, New York.
  • [USDA] U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1976. How to Control Bed Bugs. USDA. Washington D.C.
  • Usinger RL. 1966. Monograph of Cimicidae (Hemiptera – Heteroptera). Entomological Society of America, College Park, Maryland.

Rodent Exclusions


A proper exclusion is crucial if nuisance wildlife has found a way inside your residence or place of business. All In One Termite and Pest Control will do a thorough inspection of your home or business, inside and out to establish your areas of weakness or possible exposure to intrusion. We will also locate possible future areas of entry so you can avoid a recurring issue. It is important to note that sealing a single entry point is only a temporary fix. If there are other areas of your structure that are easily moved/dislodged, the fecal matter/urine trails and pheromones will most certainly attract other critters to the same safe haven. In other words, even if all of the nuisance wildlife is successfully trapped and removed, there is a good chance that other animals will attempt to gain entry knowing that your residence is a safe place to live and reproduce. For this reason, we always provide you with a full
exclusion rather than partial, “quick-fix.”

When sealing these areas, our technicians use rodent-resistant materials. Your property and family are worth being fully protected from animals and wildlife.

All in one Termite and Pest Control has a local wildlife expert near you so you never have to wait. Please call 904-614-7738 or email us at immediately for prompt, efficient and expert assistance.





moth, aster leafminer, Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens)
moth, bella, Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus)
moth, black and yellow lichen , Lycomorpha pholus (Drury)
moth, buck, Hemileuca maia (Drury)
moth, cactus, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg)
moth, cecropia, Hyalophora cecropia Linnaeus
moth, diamondback, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus)
moth, Edwards wasp, Lymire edwardsii (Grote)
moths, Erythrina, Terastia meticulosalis Guenée and Agathodes designalis Guenée
moth, European pepper, Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller)
moth, flannel, southern, puss caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis (J. E. Smith 1797)
moth, giant leopard, Hypercompe scribonia (Stoll 1790)
moth, great leopard, Hypercompe scribonia (Stoll 1790)
moth, hieroglyphic, Diphthera festiva (Fabricius)
moth, hydrilla leafcutter, Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen
moth, imperial, Eacles imperialis imperialis (Drury, 1773)
moth, Indianmeal, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner)
moth, io, Automeris io (Fabricius)
moth, light brown apple, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker)
moth, luna, Actias luna (Linnaeus)
moth, Nantucket pine tip, Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock)
moth, polyphemus, Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer)
moth, regal, Citheronia regalis (Fabricius)
moth, royal walnut, Citheronia regalis (Fabricius)
moth, southern flannel, puss caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis (J. E. Smith 1797)
moth, scarlet-bodied wasp, Cosmosoma myrodora (Dyar)
moth, Spanish, Xanthopastis timais (Cramer)
moth, stained-glass, Samea ecclesialis Guenée




lady beetle, convergent, Hippodamia convergens Guérin-Méneville
lady beetle, multicolored Asian, Harmonia axyridis Pallas
ladybird beetles, Coccinellidae
ladybird beetles, recent immigrants to Florida




butterfly, American lady, Vanessa virginiensis (Drury)
butterfly, American snout, Libytheana carinenta (Cramer)
butterfly, atala hairstreak, Eumaeus atala Röber
butterfly, cassius blue, Leptotes cassius (Cramer)
butterfly, ceraunus blue, Hemiargus ceraunus (Fabricius)
butterfly, checkered white, Pontia protodice (Boisduval & Leconte)
butterfly, cloudless sulphur, Phoebis sennae (Linnaeus)
butterfly, common buckeye, Junonia coenia Hübner
butterfly, dingy purplewing, Eunica monima (Stoll)
butterfly, eastern black swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes asterius (Stoll)
butterfly, eastern comma, Polygonia comma (Harris)
butterfly, eastern pigmy blue, Brephidium isophthalma pseudofoea (Morrison)
butterfly, giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes Cramer
butterfly, goatweed, Anaea andria Scudder
butterfly, great purple hairstreak, Atlides halesus (Cramer)
butterfly, Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus)
butterfly, hackberry emperor, Asterocampa celtis (Boisduval & Leconte)
butterfly, harvester, Feniseca tarquinius (Fabricius)
butterfly, imported cabbageworm, Pieris rapae (Linnaeus)
butterfly, lime swallowtail, Papilio demoleus Linnaeus
butterfly, little metalmark, Calephelis virginiensis (Guérin- Ménéville)
butterfly, Miami blue, Cyclargus thomasi bethunbakeri
butterfly, monarch, Danaus plexippus Linnaeus
butterfly, mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus)
butterfly, palamedes swallowtail, Papilio palamedes (Drury)
butterfly, phaon crescent, Phyciodes phaon(Edwards)
butterfly, polydamas swallowtail, Battus polydamas lucayus (Rothschild & Jordan)
butterfly, question mark, Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius)
butterfly, red admiral, Vanessa atalanta rubria (Fruhstorfer)
butterfly, redbanded hairstreak, Calycopis cecrops (Fabricius)
butterfly, red-spotted purple, Limenitis arthemis astyanax (Fabricius)
butterfly, Schaus swallowtail, Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus (Schaus)
butterfly, spicebush swallowtail, Papilio troilus Linnaeus
butterfly, tawny emperor, Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval & LeConte)
butterfly, tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus Linnaeus
butterfly, viceroy, Limenitis archippus (Cramer)
butterfly, white M hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album (Boisduval & LeConte)
butterfly, yucca giant-skipper, Megathymus yuccae (Boisduval & Leconte)
butterfly, zebra longwing, Heliconius charitonia (Linnaeus)
butterfly, zebra swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus (Cramer)




mosquito, a, Culex (Culex) nigripalpus Theobald
mosquito, a, Culex (Melanoconion) iolambdis Dyar
mosquito, a, Culex (Melanoconion) pilosus (Dyar and Knab)
mosquito, a, Psorophora ciliata (Fabricius)
mosquito, Asian tiger, Aedes albopictus (Skuse)
mosquito, black salt marsh, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann)
mosquito, black-tailed, Culiseta melanura (Coquillett)
mosquito, common malaria, Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say
mosquito, crabhole, Deinocerites cancer Theobald
mosquito, African malaria, Anopheles gambiae Giles
mosquito, southern house, Culex quinquefasciatus Say
mosquito, yellow fever, Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus)




yellow flies, Diachlorus spp.
yellow fly, Diachlorus ferrugatus (Fabricius)
yellowjackets and hornets, Vespula and Dolichovespula spp.