Bed bugs are nuisance pest and very hard to deal with. It is for best if bed bugs are dead as soon as possible whatever method you use. Whether it is using spray, pesticide, hire an exterminator, or squeeze then in hands.
Squeezing bed bug could be the way to kill them frequently but not good approach to keep them at bay. Although compressing bed bug doesn’t result as multiplying them but can be reason for much more infestation.
Bed bugs are tiny sized, soft and easy to squeeze, like a pea. Also when Bed bugs are in early stage (Nymphs) they are easier to squeeze. If a bed bug is just feed, then they will burst out and will leave musty smell and nasty stain behind. Whereas bed bugs that haven’t fed for long, and have flat body are strenuous to squeeze.
Squeezing bed bug is good option to kill then as it gives you opportunity to kill them soon you observe these nasty little pests. It’s very easy to squeeze them by slamming something against them. But it can be more problematic sometimes.
Ideally one should void squeezing bed bug, as this may subsequently increase the bed bug problem. Killing bed bug that we squeeze will leave many more bed bugs behind that will continue to breed. And squeezing bed bug may end up with even worse infestation.
Do bed bugs pop?
Bed bugs pop in two cases. Either they have recently feed on blood, or look like oval shape and red colored, or they are in baby bed bug stage not adult.
If you have bed bug infestation in that case you might have spotted red nasty stain on your pillow or bed. That is proof of bed bugs pop at night after they have fed. Bed bug also leaves musty smell around them which is not bearable all the time.
Do bed bugs bite?
One of the factor for which bed bug are known is their bites. Bed bugs bite you at your pale skin. And they stop biting you after just once. Bed bug bites you in a sequence of row, or in a batch of multiple bites.
Bed bug bites doesn’t look alike any other insect bites. Bed bug bite cause a allergic reaction, that cause the nearer area swelled up.
Bed bug uses their saliva to numb the surface before bite. And which end with red bump like surface sometimes looks like a pimple. That make people it can be pop just as they pop the pimple. But it’s not the case pimple can pop because of the force, which occur after closed pore.
In case of bed bugs there is no force like that so it cannot be popped.
Although in some reports it has mentioned that crushing bed bug bites release white fluid which is similar as pimple. But reason behind this fluid is white blood cell. And it doesn’t make the bed bug bite mark go away like pimple does.
Do bed bugs smell after smashing them?
The answer is “Yes, bed bugs do smell when someone tries to kill them or smash them. Their nature of releasing that nasty smell behind makes them notice by the world. And help them to coming back their home.
One big another reason behind bed bugs nasty smell is, alerting to other bed bugs for danger. When someone tries to kill bed bugs or flinging them away they leave this scent to make other bed bug vigilant.
At the end I want to suggest you use organic pest control to treat bed bug instead of experiments by squeezing them.