Why are bed bugs so hard to treat?
Bed Bugs have been very successful because they spend up to 99% of their life hiding in cracks and crevices. They play hide and seek very well, they hide great and they use our carbon dioxide to find us.
Are bedbugs just in beds?
No, in fact the scientific name of bed bugs Cimex Lectularius can translate from Latin to “couch bug”. We have always said a better name for a bed bug would be…the “any place you spend time resting” bug. Normally we find them on beds, couches, recliners, computer chairs, desks, wheelchairs, etc. See a pattern?
Can dogs really detect bed bugs?
Properly trained canines can find bed bugs much like bomb dogs, drug dogs, cadaver dogs, etc. You should make sure the canines are certified by an independent group like NESDCA.
What do bed bugs look like?
Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, their colorization changes with the processing of the blood meal (bright red just after feeding to opaque when empty and a non-adult). There are many pictures that can be found to see what one actually looks like
What does a bed bug bite look like?
That can vary from person to person depending on their personal body chemistry. To the vast majority of us it looks like an intense mosquito bite.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Originally they came down from the ceiling of the caves we lived in long ago because they evolved from Bat Bugs. Today they come from a place that has bed bugs.
How do I find out if I have bed bugs?
Most of us find out we have bed bugs because of the bite reactions. Sometimes we find a bug, sometimes we find the spotting from their droppings, sometimes we find nothing and a professional is needed to do an inspection.
How to get rid of bed bugs?
You need to contact a professional who has experience with eliminating bed bugs, DIY usually makes you problem worse, not better.
How long do bed bugs live?
Bed Bugs live between 6 and 18 months
What can bed bugs do to me?
They can take your blood and drive you crazy. People with bed bugs are normally on an emotional roller coaster. While bed bugs have never directly been linked to disease there are numerous indirect ways bed bugs can affect your health adversely.
How can I avoid bed bugs when traveling?
Researching your hotel, inspecting your room, and protecting your luggage are the three biggest things