Bed bugs are devils that stay in our homes, but filth doesn't invite them. It's just a myth that if you have a bed bug, that indicates your house must not be clean. Instead, they lure toward warmth and human blood. The scent of co2 our body emits makes bed bugs go crazy.
Myths about bed bugs
Bed bug lives in filthy places.
Bed bugs live where they can easily reach human blood. Filth doesn't invite them. Instead, they are attracted to CO2 and warmth. However, the filthy place does make more hiding places for bed bugs.
The naked eye can't see bed bugs.
Bed bugs in their adult, nymph, or egg stage are easily visible. They are tiny-sized, and if there is only one-bed bug present, you may not notice it, but they are still visible to the naked eye. And bed bugs are usually found in a group of many bed bugs.
Bed bugs transmit disease.
Bed bugs don't transmit any disease. They only suck the blood out of our bodies and leave painful bites. The situation turns dangerous when a lot of bed bugs bite you at the same time.
Bed bugs reproduce quickly.
Bed bugs are way slower than other bed bugs in reproducing. For example, an adult female can only lay about one egg daily. In contrast, some other house fly can lay up to 500 eggs n just 3-4 days.
Bed bugs can live a year without a meal.
Some evidence proved that bed bugs could only live up to two to three days at room temperature without a blood meal. But they may live up to one year because they are cold-blooded in winter.
Bed bugs bite only at night.
There is no rule that bed bugs will bite during the night only. They will reach you whenever they get hungry, whether day or night.
Pesticides can quickly eliminate bed bugs in one application.
Pesticides can't always quickly eliminate bed bugs. Pest also develops resistance against pesticides over time. To terminate bed bugs a proper strategy and plan are required. Fair use of any pesticide or natural product is essential to remove bed bugs forever.
In the case of resistance against pesticide problems, some products may not work. Therefore, making the right choice for pesticide use is vital to get excellent and satisfactory results. Consultation with pest control experts is a big help in this situation.
The bed bug can jump and fly.
The bed bug doesn't have wings, so they cannot fly. In addition to this, they can't jump far as well, but they indeed are fast crawlers. Bugs can easily cover 1 meter with their crawling speed bed in just one minute.
Bed bug lives in bed only.
It is 100% wrong, as bed bugs can also be found in switchboards, sofas, cardboard, luggage, clothes, etc. Though the bed is one of the favourite places of bed bugs, that doesn't mean they only live there. You can easily find them on carpets, sofas, etc. too.