It seems we’ve heard a lot lately about bed bugs and how to look for them, treat them and avoid them. However, there some facts that might surprise you about those pesky little bugs.
Bed Bugs Can Live Anywhere
Bed bugs are more common in urban areas due to apartment living and larger population, however they are found in all 50 states, including rural areas. They will live wherever there are humans, which mean they can be found in homes, hotels, movie theaters, shopping malls, office buildings, schools and transportation.
Bed Bugs are Smart
Bed bugs are very mysterious and are great at hiding. During the day they hide in mattresses, box springs, electrical covers and even picture frames. But at night they come out to feed, eating 3 times for about 5 to 10 minutes each. These meals can last them several months, which means they can hide out in furniture and suitcases for a long time until they find another human host. They can also survive temperatures from freezing to about 122 degrees.
Bed Bugs are Meticulous
People often wonder why they are not awakened by bed bugs biting them. This is because before they draw your blood they inject you with their saliva which contains anesthetics to numb the feeding area. After feeding they move to seclusion to digest their meal, mate and lay eggs.
Heat Works Best to Kill Bed Bugs
You may think that harsh chemical sprays or “bug bombs” are the most effective way to kill bed bugs. In fact, the most environmentally friendly method is also the most effective. Bug Zero uses Thermal Remediation® technology to reach Bed Bugs in every crack and crevice where they live, and eliminate them from your home or business.