Bat Bugs Control Total FAQ
Yes, bat bugs can bite humans. Although they prefer bats, they will feed on humans if their preferred host is not available. Bat bug bites are similar to bed bug bites and can cause itching and swelling.
Yes, some species of bats do eat lightning bugs, also known as fireflies. However, not all bats eat insects, and those that do have a varied diet that includes other types of insects as well.
The life cycle of a bat bug includes egg, nymph, and adult stages. Female bat bugs lay eggs in cracks and crevices near bat roosting sites. After hatching, the nymphs feed on the blood of bats before maturing into adults. The entire life cycle can take several months to complete.
Bat bugs look similar to bed bugs and are often mistaken for them. They are small, oval-shaped insects with flattened bodies and reddish-brown coloration. They have long, thin legs and are about the size of an apple seed.
Bat bugs are closely related to bed bugs and are found in the same environments. They are most commonly found in buildings with bat infestations, such as attics, basements, and wall voids. Bat bugs can also be brought into a home on clothing or luggage after visiting a location with a bat infestation.
Bat bugs cannot reproduce without bats, as they rely on bat blood to complete their life cycle. However, they can survive for several months without a host, so it’s important to remove bat bugs from your home even if the bats have already left.