Beware of These 7 Myths About Bed Bugs

Bed BugA bed bug invasion is becoming a huge concern for homeowners and travelers. It seems like you can’t get a break because they’re everywhere. Before battling these pesky bugs, however, you have to do your homework so you won’t waste your money and time on treatment methods that won’t really work. That said, below are the top seven myths about bed bugs you should know about.

Myth #1: Beds bugs only live in where else, beds.

Bed bugs can live anywhere—from chairs to suitcases, bags, movie theaters, trains, and virtually anywhere in your bedroom or living room.

Myth #2: Bed bugs will live even without eating for a year.

According to studies, they can live for a maximum of only three months without feeding at the right room temperature.

Myth #3: Only harsh pesticides will kill bed bugs. 

While potent pesticides are required for killing bed bugs, wiping out an infestation takes more than using a pesticide. Yes Pest Pros, Inc. and other pest control experts recommend thorough cleaning, vacuuming, and steaming of affected areas since it’s extremely tough to address all the bugs that hide inside crevices and cracks in your home.

Myth #4: Bed bugs can fly.

How can they fly if they only have primitive wings? They can, however, crawl about a meter per minute.

Myth #5: You can prevent a bed bug infestation by outfitting your mattress with a cover.

The cover will only protect your mattress, not your bed and certainly not you.

Myth #6: Bed bugs reproduce fast.

Bed bugs are capable of laying one to five eggs every day, while the typical fly is capable of laying as much 500 eggs in only three days.

Myth #7: Bed bugs only eat or bite at night.

While they’re considered virtually nocturnal, they’re not afraid of light and will feed whenever they are hungry regardless of the time.

If your home is under threat of a bed bug invasion, don’t panic. Take the necessary steps to solve the situation as early on as possible to avoid an all-out infestation. Hire professional bed bugs control services if you feel you can’t do the job alone. This way, you’ll be sure to eliminate traces of those pesky bugs and not endanger you and your family from improper and unsafe pesticide use.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.