5 Common Bed Bugs Myths Debunked
There are many theories and myths about bed bugs, but not all are true. One of the most common myth is bed bugs live only in bed or mattress, but the truth is they are found on cozy places be it is your suitcase, clothes, carpet, blanket, furniture or small cracks and gaps in the walls of your home. Likewise, there are many other myths about bed bugs which are debunked here.
- Bed Bugs Can Jump & Fly
No, bed bugs don’t have wings so they can’t fly and their legs are not too long so they can’t jump. They can only crawl at a maximum speed of 1 meter per minute.
- Bite Only In Night-Time
They can bite anytime whether it is a day or night. But, the night is an excellent opportunity for them to bite you while you are sleeping.
- Transmit Diseases
When bed bugs bite humans, they leave marks in zigzag series. Their bite can deliver redness, swelling and scratching. In case, you over scratch their bite, it will convert into a blood infection. But, bed bugs don’t transmit any disease.
- Live In Dirty Places
Bed bugs do not care about dirt, they need warm places to live and breed be it is your storeroom full of clutter or a luxury hotel room.
- DIY Bed Bugs Removal Is Effective
These blood-sucking pests can sense the danger, and they immediately move to another place before you could use any pesticides. The most effective solution to get rid of bed bugs is heat treatment if applied appropriately.
Now, if you have any questions or want to know more, reach us at Bed Bugs Inc. We offer the most reliable and effective bed bug extermination and control services in Ontario.