Bed bugs are becoming an increasing problem in the US. They were thought to be almost extinct a while ago, but have made a strong comeback in recent times. For information on bed bug removal please browse the rest of our site. It’s important when eradicating bed bugs to know a bit about them so you can anticipate where the problems are and what you can do to stop them.
Bed Bug Facts
- Bed bugs are wingless and feed on warm-blooded animals blood (including humans).
- Bed bug bites aren’t painful which is why you usually don’t wake up when they happen. If repeated bites happen then it is possible the human develops an allergic response to the bug’s saliva.
- They occur nearly worldwide
- In the late 20th century they were considered almost extinct, but have made a strong comeback due to reasons that are unknown to me
- The bugs will originally get into the home via anything that is brought into the house that has small crevices. This can be furniture or luggage etc. If you buy used furniture this is at a greater risk of being infested with bed bugs as you can’t be sure where it has been before it came to be in your possession.
- They can also come through small gaps in neighboring houses and walls, and sometimes although rarely brought in by animals such as bats or birds, this isn’t common for obvious reasons.
Bed bugs are especially common in North America and Europe, and due to their eating habits will spend most of their time in sleeping areas. They are definitely not desirable in a house, so you should make sure you remove them as quickly as possible.