Small and Disgusting, Bed Bugs Carry Diseases and are Difficult to Find and Kill
A few things you may not know about Bed Bugs:
1. They don’t just live in beds!
They can live in single-family homes, apartments, hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, movie theaters, retail stores and just about anywhere that humans are. In fact, according to the “Bugs without Borders” study, 89 percent of pest professionals report treating bed bug infestations in single-family homes, and 88 percent report treating bed bug infestations in apartments/condos.
2. Bed Bugs Are Not Dumb Little Bugs
As a survival instinct, bed bugs are elusive. They know to stay out of view during the daytime, hiding in mattress crevices, box springs, baseboards, behind electrical switchplates, in picture frames, and even behind wallpaper.
But at nighttime, the carbon dioxide we exhale often tempts them out of their hiding spots.
3. They can live without food (or your blood)
These pests can live for several months without a blood meal. Also, when a person is the meal of choice they may not even know it. Components in bed bug saliva act as an anesthetic and promote increased blood flow at the bite site, making the feeding process quick and nearly painless.
Bed Bugs can linger in furniture, bags and suitcases for a long time until they are near a human host again. In addition, bed bugs can survive temperatures of nearly freezing to 122 degrees. They are not the type of bugs that you can easily kill yourself.
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