When we get a call for bed bug treatments invariably, we get the questions on what causes bed bugs. Her are some myths on what causes bed bugs.
- Myth 1 – Bed Bugs Come from Dirty Homes:
Bed bugs do not come from filthy conditions. Many people believe that keeping a clean home or clean area that they won’t be susceptible to bedbugs. In fact, bedbugs are not attracted to filth, dust or decay of organic materials. Bed bugs can infest even the cleanest areas with organized. Keeping a clean organized area can make it more difficult for them to hide.
Bedbugs take a blood meal so just like mosquitoes and ticks they require one as they move through their life cycle stages. This misconception can be difficult for people to understand. It is important to note that once your bed bug treatment is getting done and your prepping for bedbugs, cleanliness is very important. It helps keep them hidden and in different areas to avoid spreading the issue. Cleanliness and organization help your pest professional solve the issue but doesn’t stop them from infesting your home or business.
- Myth 2 – Bed Bugs Can Jump
Bed bugs do not have the ability to fly or jump. This is a common misconception. In fact, they are slightly slow moving and crawl about 3 feet a minute. This misconception comes from their ability to be stealthy. Doing most of their hunting for a blood meal at night and crawling in and out of cracks and crevices allows bedbugs to seem as though they just flew and arrived or jump on the bed. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about bed bugs flying but this doesn’t stop them from hitching a ride anywhere they want to go.
- Myth 3 – Bed Bug Bites Can Be Identified by A Doctor
When it comes to bed bug bites, everyone has a different reaction. Unfortunately, most physicians are just trying to narrow down where the bites may have occurring and what could be causing the issue. The key when you go to a physician is narrowing down that there is some issue or condition causing a rash, allergy or a medical condition. They will eliminate the skin conditions and move to the living conditions and environment. They may suggest an allergy test or start to look at spider bites or bed bug bites. A Doctor cannot with certainty identify bed bug bites.
Bed bug infestations can be stressful. The why me and what causes bedbugs always come into someone’s mind. Of course, even if you’re not sure you have an infestation better safe than sorry is the best approach. Fortunately, we have the best technicians in the business and having been handling bedbug issues for decades in New York. If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact Enviro Pest Control for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.