Bed bugs are a nuisance pest and very hard to deal with. Therefore, it is best if bed bugs are dead as soon as possible, whatever method you use. Whether using spray or pesticide, hire an exterminator, or squeeze them in your hands.
Squeezing bed bugs could be a way to kill them frequently, but not an excellent approach to keep them at bay. However, compressing bed bugs doesn't result in multiplying them but can be the reason for much more infestation.
Bed bugs are tiny-sized, soft, and easy to squeeze, like a pea. Also, when Bed bugs are in the early stage (Nymphs), they are easier to press. If a bed bug is just fed, then it will burst out and will leave a musty smell and nasty stain behind. Whereas bed bugs that haven't been provided for long and have flat bodies are strenuous to squeeze.
Squeezing bed bugs is a suitable option as it allows you to kill them soon after observing these nasty little pests. It's straightforward to compress them by slamming something against them. But it can be more problematic sometimes.
One should void squeezing bed bugs, which may increase the problem. Killing bed bugs that we press will leave many more bed bugs behind that will continue to breed. And squeezing bed bugs may end up in an even worse infestation.
Do bed bugs pop?
Bed bugs pop in two cases. Either they have recently fed on blood or look oval shape and red-colored, or they are in the baby bed bug stage, not adult.
When dealing with bed bug infestation, you might have spotted a nasty red stain on your pillow or bed. That is proof that bed bugs pop at night after they have fed. Unfortunately, bed bugs also leave a musty smell around them, which is not always bearable.
Do bed bugs bite?
One of the factors for which bed bugs are known is their bites. Bed bugs bite you at your pale skin. And they stop biting you after just once. Instead, bed bug bites you in a sequence of rows or a batch of multiple bites.
Bed bug bites don't look like any other insect bites. Instead, bed bug bites cause an allergic reaction that causes the nearer area to swell up.
Bed bug uses their saliva to numb the surface before the bite. And which ends with a red bump that looks like a pimple. That makes people think it can pop just as they pop the pimple. But it's not the case that pimples can pop because of the force which occurs after a closed pore.
In the case of bed bugs, there is no force like that, so it cannot be popped.
Although some reports mentioned that crushing bed bug bites release white fluid, which is similar, simple, the reason behind this fluid is white blood cells. And it doesn't make the bed bug bite mark disappear as a pimple does.
Do bed bugs smell after smashing them?
The answer is "Yes, bed bugs smell when someone tries to kill or smash them. Their nature of releasing that nasty smell behind them makes them noticed by the world. And help them to come back home.
One big reason behind bed bugs' nasty smell is, alerting to other bed bugs' danger. When someone tries to kill bed bugs or fling them away, they leave this scent to make different bugs vigilant.
Ultimately, I suggest you use organic pest control to treat bed bugs instead of experiments by squeezing them.