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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Stoddard

Bed Bug Facts

Remember when the old saying "Sleep tight! Don't the bedbugs bite!" was just a simple bedtime saying that we didn't think about much? Well, those were the days. Unfortunately, Bed Bugs are making a big comeback, and that means we all need to be educated on these nasty blood-feeding pests. For Bed Bugs, the best offense is a good defense, and it's essential to understand the threat of bed bugs to both avoid them and counteract them if we do – heaven forbid – get an infestation. What better resource than our Imperial Pest Prevention dedicated How to Prepare for Bed Bug Service Video? Here are some main highlights you need to know about bed bugs but probably don't.

Do Bed Bugs Bite, Everyone?

Bed Bugs do not care how clean or rich their victims are. Contrary to popular stereotypes, bed bugs don't limit themselves to messy or dirty areas. All they care about is access to lots of people, so any densely-populated building – be it a dorm, a shelter, or a high-end hotel – is at risk, and regular cleanliness doesn't deter them. Bed Bugs can live on any piece of furniture. "Bed bug" is not only a name that's a bit too cute for such a disgusting creature but also inaccurate. Bed bugs can live in and on any surface, including, but not limited to, suitcases, chairs, light switch plates, railings, or even the ceiling but aren't too fond of our bodies. Bed bugs might enjoy biting us, but unlike lice and ticks, they don't want to hang around after they do. Since heat bothers them, they'll avoid clothing close to their bodies and seek out cooler areas, like our backpacks, luggage, or shoes. Here are some tips on preventing bed bugs when traveling. If you're concerned you may be transporting them, a local pest control company like Imperial Pest Prevention can provide a bed bug inspection to check your home and furniture closely. Bed bugs can come out and bite at any time. While these parasites are generally nocturnal, that doesn't mean you should only worry about or check for bed bugs at a particular time, and it certainly doesn't mean you can "scare them off" by turning on a light. Bed bugs' need for blood overrides everything, so if they're hungry, they'll come biting.

They do not transmit any known disease at this time; however, it is still crucial to understand how to avoid bed bugs. One thin silver lining to all those problematic, itchy bites? You won't catch anything from them. Bedbugs can cause insomnia, anxiety, and infections related to those conditions, but they don't carry illnesses like other biting bugs. They're scary, but they're not superbugs. Bed bugs are not immortal. The only thing bedbugs have in common with the mythical vampire is a taste for blood, not immortality. Generally, they can only survive for about two to three months without a meal, not a year, as is popularly rumored. However, suppose their environment is super chilly. In that case, the metabolism of these cold-blooded creatures will slow down and extend their lifespan, even up to a year, which is probably where the rumor started. If you find bedbugs, stay calm and call a professional Bed Bug Exterminator Service as soon as possible.

Not only are some of these methods unsafe, but they are also unhealthy, and you could be doing more to spread them than eliminate them. Some of these methods cause bed bugs to scatter, forcing them to other areas of the dwelling that they previously weren't.

Unlike many other pests and insects, research has not proven that bed bugs do anything more harmful than give you creeps. But that does not mean people should brush them off as no big deal. I prefer to call it "bed bug paranoia." And for a good reason. Bed bugs aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms in people who already suffer from them.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Quickly

Call a reputable pest control company if you think you may have some nasty, lurking pests in your home. A qualified licensed pest control company will first be able to identify bed bugs as the culprit because some other bugs that look like bed bugs. Secondly, a licensed pest control company will have the right products and knowledgeable staff to handle your bed bug concerns safely and effectively.

Should you reside in Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Deland, Orange City, Deltona, Debary, Sanford, or any other surrounding areas of Flagler County, Volusia County, Seminole County, or St. Johns County, Contact us. We will gladly provide a quote as many do not know how much a bed bug removal service costs in Florida; we are here to help.


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