Discovering Myths About Bed Bugs
Are bed bugs nasty little nuisances? That is a fact. Can bed bugs only be eradicated through the use of chemicals? That is a myth. If you have bed bugs it is important to understand the truths and the fictions associated with these tiny pests. This blog by Bed Bug Heaters dispels some of the common myths associated with bed bugs and bed bug infestations.
Myth #1: Bed Bugs Hate Light
If you plan on trying to sleep with the lights on to avoid bed bug bites, you are going to be disappointed in the results. While bed bugs are most active at night and enjoy dark spaces, it is not prudent to rely on lights as your only mode of bed bug control. Bed bugs will still be active, lights on or off.
Myth #2: Bed Bugs Are Invisible
Bed bugs are exceedingly small, but that does not mean that they are entirely undetectable. The naked eye can detect adult bed bugs. Look for a red-brown color and other indicators such as abnormal staining. If you are vision impaired, have a friend or partner help you search. You can also try employing the help of a magnifying glass.
Myth #3: Bed Bugs Can Fly
Bed bugs cannot fly. They do not have wings. They travel by crawling and are slow movers. Bed bugs cannot jump either. Just because they do not travel by flying or jumping does not mean that they cannot travel great distances. Masters of finding hiding places, bed bugs may stow themselves away in your luggage or clothing after a trip. Always check your belongings for signs of bed bugs before you travel to your next destination.
Myth #4: If I Have A Clean House I Don’t Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs aren’t attracted to dirt or cleanliness. While hygiene and cleanliness can play a part in where bed bugs lurk, bed bugs cannot tell if you are clean or dirty. It doesn’t hurt to be clean and tidy, especially during the eradication process, but bed bugs do not automatically signal a dirty environment.
Myth #5: Chemical Are The Only Way To Kill Bed Bugs
This is totally false. Chemicals are not the only way to get rid of bed bugs, and some chemicals are totally ineffective. Thermal treatments are a wonderful option because these treatments kill bugs on contact.
Fact: Bed Bug Heaters Provides Excellent Solutions
Bed Bug Heaters provides you with excellent solutions for eradicating bed bugs. This fact has been proven time and again through numerous positive client interactions and successful exterminations. For more information, contact Bed Bug Heaters via phone at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.