Bed Bug Info.

  1. Bed Bugs do not care if your living space is clean or dirty, they just want you!

  2. Bed Bugs are attracted to your body heat and the CO2 you exhale while breathing.

  3. It is believed that Bed Bugs do not transmit disease unlike mosquitoes and ticks.

  4. Bed Bugs can live up to a year without feeding.

  5. Bed Bugs do not like light or movement.

  6. Bed Bugs are generally found within 10 feet of their meal source.

  7. Bed Bugs inject an anticoagulant, anesthetic, and antihistamine in order to feed without the host feeling it.

  8. Bed Bugs can "bite" several times because they need to find a capillary to feed off of.

  9. Bed Bug "bites" are allergic reactions. About 1/3 of the population are not allergic.

  10. Bed Bug "bites" can take up to two weeks to present themselves.

  11. Bed Bugs are prolific hiders. If you find one, there are probably 20 more.

  12. Bed Bugs are delicate and can be squished easily, especially if they are engorged with blood.

  13. Bed Bugs are hitchhikers and are commonly spread from places with a large turnover of human capital to your home and even to your vehicle.

  14. Chemicals do not work as well as they did in the past due to their uncanny ability to become more and more chemical-resistant with each generation.

  15. Using chemicals to treat for Bed Bugs can sometimes lead to a worse Bed Bug problem.

  16. Females lay about 4 to 5 eggs a day and between 400 and 500 eggs in their lifetime.

  17. Bed Bugs are incestuous.

  18. A single female with fertilized eggs can lead to a full-fledged infestation.

  19. It can take 6 weeks to 2 months to notice you have a Bed Bug infestation.

  20. The nest doubles every 2 weeks or so.

  21. Bed Bug dogs sniff out Bed Bugs but cannot tell the difference between live and dead Bed Bugs.

  22. The rear end of a male Bed Bug is pointy while the female's rear end is round.

  23. Males puncture the body of the female in order to fertilize her eggs.

  24. If the female has recently mated, additional punctures will most likely kill her.

  25. Major travel hubs tend to top the list of the most infested cities.

  26. The number of Bed Bug Infestations are getting worse by the year.

  27. Heat Treatments are the most successful forms of treatment for Bed Bug Infestations.


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