Did you know facts about bed bugs?
These pests can live for several months without a blood meal. This means they 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.
What triggers bed bugs?
They can come from other infested areas or from used furniture. They can hitch a ride in luggage, purses, backpacks, or other items placed on soft or upholstered surfaces. They can travel between rooms in multi-unit buildings, such as apartment complexes and hotels.
How long do bed bugs feed on you?
2 to 5 minutes
Bed bugs typically bite the head and neck but they will also bite bare arms, hands, and legs. They usually live close to where people sleep, rest, or sit for long periods of time. They are active at night and generally hide during the day. Bed bugs feed for 2 to 5 minutes and then move quickly to a hiding spot.
Is it OK to live with bed bugs?
People mistakenly think that a dirty environment is conducive to infestations, but bed bugs don’t thrive in filthy conditions. Even if your home is clean and free of clutter, bed bugs can live comfortably. Having a clean and sanitary living area is important, but it does not prevent an infestation.
Are bed bugs caused by poor hygiene?
Bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty home or poor personal hygiene. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. If you think you may have bed bugs, it’s very important to do a thorough inspection, and to begin treatment as soon as possible.
Do bed bugs ever go away?
They don’t go away on their own because the only thing they truly depend on, food, is still something that they can live for months without.
How can you tell if you have bed bugs?
Bed bugs are reddish-brown,flat and seed-shaped.
What to do if you found a bed bug?
Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes, and other items that can’t be washed in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes. Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
What you should know about bed bugs?
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What should I know about bed bugs?
Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.