Five Misconceptions About Bed Bugs

One of the most misunderstood critters of the insect world that can invade your human space is the infamous bed bug. They are tiny little creatures of renowned legend, which will put the bite on you at the most inopportune time--when you're trying to sleep.  To set the record straight, here are five misconceptions about bed bugs you may find interesting, especially if you've waged war against them.

1. Don't They Only Come Out at Night?

Bed bugs are vicious. They are like miniature vampires that wait until you're the most vulnerable to attack: when you're asleep.

While you might think they have some kind of an inherent nocturnal characteristic, trying to sleep in the daytime will not help the situation. It seems bed bugs, unlike vampires, are not affected by exposure to daylight. If you decide to fall into a coma-like state in the middle of the day, rest assured the bed bugs will find you.

2. Are Bed Bugs Invisible?

While they are tiny little voracious organisms, bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye, or by using a magnifying glass. Once they hatch from an essentially microscopic egg, bed bugs gradually grow from the size of a poppy seed to their adult size of an apple seed.

3. Do Bed Bugs Have a Short Lifespan?

Unlike some insects, the fly for instance, bed bugs can live for months. Plus, while some insects will die off if their food source is eliminated, bug bugs on the other hand can live for days without feeding on your precious blood.

4. A Clean House Should Mean No Bed Bugs, Right?

While the average home-invading pest such as a roach, or ant, is attracted to an unclean house, the same is not true for bed bugs. With bed bugs, having the cleanest house on the block will not stop their invasion.

Bed bugs are only after your blood. They care nothing about how dirty your home is, but only on how warm and juicy you are. Just because you have a spotless home does not mean you will not have bed bugs

5. Bed Bugs Are Only in Beds?

This is one of the most common pieces of information about bed bugs. Bed bugs can infest anything that offers them a comfortable abode while they wait on their unsuspecting prey to devour the precious life source, blood.

So if you're experiencing a bed bug issue, be aware that they will bite you whenever you decide to take a motionless rest. They can be seen if you look close enough. No matter how clean your home is you can still have bed bugs. Bed bugs will inhabit more places than just your bed, and they can go days with feeding on your delicious blood.

If you think you have a bed bug problem, it would be wise to consult with a professional exterminator to rid yourself of these menacing little creatures.

For professional extermination services, contact a company such as Garrie Pest Control.