DO BED BUG FLY? WE HAVE HEARD IT ALL
We have a non-healthy relationship to bugs. Over the years we have worked with thousands of homes and businesses for bed bugs. There are some crazy stories you hear about bed bugs. Some true and some false. Do bed bugs fly? Here is a few fun facts about bed bugs that you probably haven’t heard:
Bed Bugs Saliva Contains Painkiller
Ever wonder why people don’t wake up when they get bit by bed bugs. It’s because their saliva contains anesthetic that soothes the bite sight. This allows them to bite hosts without waking them up and continue to get blood meals.
A Researcher Let 200,000 Bed Bugs Bite Her
A Scientist at Fraser University – Department of Biological Sciences has had over 200,000 bed bugs bites in the interest of science. Her continued study of biology and insects has made huge advancements in understanding these pests and ultimately how we approach treatment. Thanks but we will leave it up to you Regina Gries.
Bed Bug Eggs Are Almost Invisible
When bed bugs lay their eggs, they can barely be seen to the naked eye. In fact, we have trouble even with a microscope. Imagine something just bigger than half the size of the tip of a pin. Now that’s small enough and we say almost invisible.
Bed Bugs Have Instincts and There Actually Kind of Smart
Although bed bugs can’t “think”, they do have instincts which allow them to stop them from getting caught. One instinct they use is to resist the food during the daylight in order to stop the potential of being spotted. Another way is that they link a blood meal to carbon dioxide. They can smell the exhaled gas as we sleep and it draws them out from their homes.
Bed Bugs Can Resist Certain Pesticides
Researcher are finding examples all over the world of bed bugs resisting certain chemicals. They can develop this resistance through generations of reproductions and researchers are still trying to figure how this is happen in isolated incidents. This can make a difference when your treating for bed bugs so be sure your pest control company understands this before you decide who your going to choose.
If Bed Bug Could Fly – We Could Get Rid Of Them
You can see we have a lot of facts about bed bugs and we have learned a lot over the years about how to handle any type of bed bug situation. We will continue to hear the question “Do bed bugs fly” and we will never stop informing and assisting people with their bed bugs problems.
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Check Out Some Of Our Other Posts From Our Bed Bug Blog Series:
- Can You See Bed Bugs
- How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs – Moving Guide
- How to Get Bed Bugs Out of A Rug
- Bed Bug Sprays – 4 Things You Already Have
- Signs Of Bed Bugs
- Where do Bed Bugs Come From?
- Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
- New Mattress Bed Bug Bites
- How Did You Get Bed Bugs
- How to Check for Bed Bugs
- Prepare Your Laundry For Bed Bug Exterminator
- More Bed Bug Blogs