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Dealing with a Bed Bug Infestation?
Check out these bed bug facts & FAQ’s!
Once bed bugs are in your home, they can breed quickly and turn into a full blow infestation within a very short period of time. They are extremely resistant to many store bought chemicals and simply spraying a bed isn’t effective – you need to treat the entire room and even surrounding rooms!
Check out these fasts facts and FAQ’s to help you learn about bed bugs.
What Do Bed Bugs Eat?
Bed bugs eat blood. Their pray includes cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils and birds. One of their favourite meal providers is humans and bed bugs are infamous for infesting our homes and especially our beds where they bite us and suck our blood while we’re sleeping.
Why Don’t We Feel it When Bed Bugs Bite Us?
Like mosquitoes, bed bugs inject an anesthetic and anti-coagulant when they bite. The anesthetic makes us not feel any pain when they bite so we don’t wake up and swat them away. The anti-coagulant stops our body from repairing the bite site, keeping our blood flowing freely for the bed bug to suck.
How Fast Do Bed Bugs Reproduce?
A single female bed bug can lay up to 250 eggs in her lifetime, and as many as a dozen eggs a day. Eggs take 6 – 10 days to hatch and immediately seek a meal of blood.
Do Bed Bugs Just Live in Beds?
Absolutely not! Beds are just the place where they’re most commonly found because they want to be close to their food source – human blood – and they bite us when we’re sleeping. But bed bugs can live just about anywhere in and around your bedroom and home, and they’ll take up residence in just about any dark nook and cranny they can find.
Do Bed Bugs Carry Disease?
Typically, bed bugs do not carry any diseases, but some people can have allergic reactions to their bites so their bites can still get itchy and uncomfortable.