Interesting Bed Bug Facts
Lately, we have talked a lot about how bed bugs can spread from place to place and we have given you tips on how to avoid them. We have explained how you can pick up a bed bug from most anywhere and transport it home with you. However, there is so much more to know that often times get overlooked.
Here are some interesting bed bug facts:
Did you know that if a bed bug cannot find a human host, the bed bug will look for dirty laundry that has human body odor? So, while you are searching for signs of bed bug activity, don’t forget to inspect the dirty clothing in your laundry room or basement. When traveling, never leave your dirty laundry on the bed, floor, or any other exposed area a bed bug or two may be lurking.
Did you know that bed bugs can live everywhere, not just in hotels? They can be in clean homes and dirty homes, they can be found in hospitals, colleges, offices, schools, theaters, stores, trains, buses, airports, airplanes, and everywhere there are human beings.
Did you know that they don’t just dwell in big metropolitan areas and far-off countries? However, there are roughly three times the amount of infestations in urban areas compared to rural areas, due mostly because of the drastic difference in population.
Did you know that bed bugs are hardy pests? They can live for many months without a blood meal, which means they can hang out for long periods of time in places that are not near a human. Bed bugs have amazing instincts that help them to be elusive and their size prevents them from being seen most of the time. They can withstand temperatures ranging from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that home DIY pest control is virtually ineffective in eradicating a bed bug infestation.
Professional bed bug control is the most effective way to get rid of the bed bugs in your home and help you prevent another infestation. Don’t try to treat it alone, call us at Schendel Pest Services. Our professionals are here for you if you ever have any questions about bed bugs or any other pests for that matter. And, as always we will be here for you when you need experienced pest control services, in any of our service areas.