Bed Bug Facts

Unsanitary conditions will not cause bed bugs.

However, getting rid of clutter will help reduce the number of places bed bugs can live and hide.

Bed bugs cannot fly.

They have no wings and cannot fly, jump or hop. Bed bugs spread by hitchhiking on a person’s clothes or belongings.

Bed bugs are elusive.

Bed bugs know to stay out of view, hiding in mattress crevices, box springs, baseboards, behind electrical switchplates, in picture frames, and even behind wallpaper. They often hide within 8 to 10 feet of bedding areas, but can move more than 100 feet to get their blood meal.

Bed bugs are not known to cause or spread diseases.

Some people may react to bed bug bites and excessive scratching can lead to secondary infections. Not everyone has a physical reaction. Bed bugs can reduce the quality of life for those living with them. The potential stress and loss of sleep can have a significant impact on emotional health.

Bed bugs are hardy.

They can live for several months without a blood meal. This means they can linger in furniture, bags & suitcases for a long time until they’re near a human host again.

Bed bugs feed every 5-7 days, and primarily feed at night.

Bed Bugs normally lay dormant during daylight hours and come out at night to feed on blood. However, they will adjust their lifestyle according to yours. Bed bugs are drawn by warm temperature and carbon dioxide and feed on exposed skin while you are sleeping.

Canine inspection is the most accurate way to identify

an infestation.

A trained canine is 90-95% accurate compared to human inspection at 20-30% accuracy.

Bed bugs cannot be treated with do-it-yourself measures.

Professional pest control is the most effective way to treat an infestation.

If you think you have a problem with bed bugs, contact Bed Bugs Bite.