Knowing these ten myths as being false will protect you against these parasites:
Myth: Bed Bugs can travel airborne.
Bed Bugs don’t have wings, so they are unable to fly. Additionally, they cannot make any long-distance jumping. They can, however, crawl up to a meter per minute.
Myth: Bed Bugs quickly reproduce.
Each female can only produce one egg each day. That egg takes 10 days to hatch and reaches adulthood around five weeks.
Myth: Bed Bugs bite at night.
Although they are nocturnal, they will search for a food source in the daytime if one is near and available.
Myth: Bed Bugs live in your bed.
Although their name is misleading, bed bugs live on a plethora of surfaces. Such surfaces include furniture, railings, ceilings, baseboards or carpets.
Myth: Bed Bugs only live in dirty places.
Bed Bugs don’t discriminate between clean or dirty residences. They will go wherever there is a food source, including fancy mansions, the average house or homeless shelters.
Myth: Bed Bugs hold on to you.
Bed Bugs hate body heat, so they will avoid our skin or clothes. Rather, they will travel on our detached-yet-nearby items, like purses, luggage or backpacks.
Myth: Bug spray will kill Bed Bugs.
Bed Bugs have developed resistance against pesticides. This means that bug spray from a hardware or convenience store is not going to work.
Myth: You can’t see Bed Bugs.
Bed Bugs are similar in size to lice or an apple seed, making them noticeable to the naked eye. However, young Bed Bugs can be the size of a period, so they are harder to pinpoint.
Myth: Bed Bugs can go an entire year without eating and survive.
Bed Bugs can only survive without feeding for two to three months if they are in a colder environment.
Myth: Bed Bugs spread diseases.
Some Bed Bugs can harbor pathogens, but they are unable to spread them to humans. This is because the pathogens are unable to reproduce in the bugs’ bodies.
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10 Bed Bug Myths You Need to Know in Spokane WA and Coeur d'Alene ID
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