Bed Bug Black Light (Bed Bug UV Light)
Before spring time, get a bed bug light. Because, summer and spring are the time of year bed bugs are at their most active. They thrive in warm weather, so those hot months are prime-time for infestations. It’s also a time when many of us may be traveling out of town when the opportunity presents itself.
Traveling and staying in new environments can increases the risk of exposure, however, a bed bug detection light like this one helps to identify these pesky insects in our homes, apartments, hotel rooms, and air bnbs. Find bed bugs hidden in bed sheets and under the bed as well as all sorts of stains in the bathroom, on sheets, and surfaces, which could otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.
About Hemiptera, Cimicidae (Scientific Name)
Hemiptera, Cimicidae is the scientific name for bed bugs. They are annoying blood-sucking insects, which is categorized as an ectoparasite (a parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the outside of its host) These critters have a long history of existing within human communities for many hundreds of years and are considered a major concern to public health in the US and around the globe. Currently, they are classified as one of the most common ectoparasites affecting human life worldwide. Infestations in homes, apartments, condos, and transient lodging has drastically increased in the past 20 years. leading to a rise in both nuisance and related disorders.
To date, 40 infectious agents have been identified in bed bugs which include bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, filaroid nematodes, or protozoa. The parasitic blood feeding habits of these creatures causes a wide array of skin related issues which varying from rashes, allergic reactions, erythematous macules or papules, bullous eruptions, painful, pus-filled bumps that forms under your skin when bacteria infect and inflame.
Do Bed Bugs Light Up?
Can you see bed bugs with a black light? Yes, the UV bed bug blacklight flashlight helps detect bed bugs by illuminating the chemicals in their exoskeletons. So when it shines on the pests, they do appear to “light up.” The light also illuminates stains on rugs, carpets, and other surfaces such as dog urine so that they can be cleaned properly. Often, stains like these are invisible to the naked eye and can harbor stinky bacteria and chemical compounds that can emit odors for up to a year or more without being property being cleaned. Using a bed bug detection light like this, you’ll notice how useful it is when you’re hunting for these pesky critters and for the added ways it can help spot invisible nasties so they can be properly cleaned and help rid your house of odors and bacteria.
Best Bed Bug Light Detector? What to Look for
The best bed bug light detector is one with high output UV (black) light. Models with 50+ LEDs have high output and long-life. You want a device that is well constructed for dependable use when traveling. Use the light to look in the seams and crevices of the mattress and box springs, under the bed, behind the base of the nightstand, etc.. Look in the bed frame as well. Look in cracks, joints, seams, and other small openings. When you spot one with the light, it will appear to illuminate.
Bed Bug “Black Light” vs UV Light
To clear up any confusion, seeing a bed bug under uv light and seeing one under a black light is the same thing. A “black light” is just another popular name for a type of UV light. It’s type of light many people have when growing up that makes your posters glow or a white t-shirt light up in a blue-ish purple color.
Howe Does it Work?
People often ask, “do bed bugs show up under uv light?” and the answer is “yes.” When a UV/Black light shines on the pests, they do appear to “light up.” With the Bed Bug UV Light you will easily be able to spot bed bugs then they are present under the Bed Bug Black Light because their bodies contain minerals that illuminate when the light shines on them. Call it a bed bug finder light if you’d like!
The many versatile uses of Bed Bug Black Light include:
- Carry on your travel and use in hotels and B&Bs to spot bed bugs or stains in the bathroom or bed
- Can also be used to authenticate currency and official documents like drivers licenses and passports by illumining the hidden fibers in official documents
- Identify unwanted chemical additives in cosmetics such as whitening agents
- Nature lovers can us the Bed Bug Black Light outdoors to find scorpions and minerals at night
- Artists can use the Bed Bug UV Light at parties and art events to illuminate fluorescent paint
The sturdy and rugged design of the Bed Bug Backlight flashlight can be carried along to B&Bs and hotels to detect bed bugs in rooms or in your home or apartment. Also us it in hotels and B&Bs to detect stains in the bathroom or bed. The extra bright, high-quality LEDs have a lifespan of 15 years.
Is there a special light to detect bed bugs?