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Is the “Bat Bug” a superhero?

cleggs-horizontal-logo2It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bat bug! If you have recently had an infestation of bat bugs in your home, you know already that a bat bug is decidedly not a superhero or anything that you want near your family. This blood-sucking parasite is more similar to the mythological stories of vampires than it is to any superhero character.

What Is a Bat Bug?

In essence, a bat bug is an insect that is similar to the common bed bug. As a member of the same family, it actually looks like a bed bug at first glance. However, unlike a bed bug, this insect feeds on the blood of bats. Due to this, it is normally found in areas of the home where bats are commonly located like the chimney or the attic. Or on rare occasions, they may copy bed bugs and move into someone’s bed.

Adult Bat Bugs

Once an egg is laid, it takes roughly two weeks for the bat bug to become an adult. If food or warm temperatures are not available, it can take up to 15 weeks for it to mature. Although its blood-sucking feeding habits are terrifying, their scarier quality is how long they can last without eating. Once it reaches adulthood, the bat bug can last for more than a year without having to eat. The main reason it ultimately has to eat is to molt or to lay eggs. When there is not an abundant supply of bats nearby, the bat bug can even feed off of other animals like people.

Treatment for Bat Bugs

Although a bat bug is an annoyance to have in the home, it is not known to transmit any diseases. Once their presence becomes overwhelming, they can be controlled through a number of different measures. The first technique is to remove any bats in the surrounding area. In addition, sprays like deltamethrin are used in cracks and fixtures to keep these insects out.

Professional Assistance

If have an infestation of bat bugs, your best option is to hire a pest control specialist. If you are suffering from an infestation of bat bugs or any other pest, contact Clegg’s online or on the phone at 888-672-5344 for a complete evaluation of your home or business.

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Asheville, NC 28806
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Durham, NC 27705
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