Truths and Myths About Bedbugs

What you need to know.

Myth: Bed bugs are only found in shelters; only poor people or dirty people get them.

Fact: Bed bugs can be found in hotels, motels, dormitories, apartments, condos, private homes, and even in some public places, such as businesses and offices. Anyone can get bed bugs.

Myth: Walking into a room that has bed bugs means you will get bed bugs.

Fact: Bed bugs do not jump. They spend 90% of their time hiding and are usually active at night. Bed bugs avoid light and do not like to be disturbed. Leaving items on an infested item of furniture, however, gives a slight chance of having eggs stick, and these can be carried away.

Myth: Bed bugs cause disease.

Fact: There is no evidence that shows bed bugs transmit disease. Bed bug bites, however, can cause allergic reaction in some people similar to a mosquito bite. Frequent scratching of the bite marks or picking the scabs can cause infections. And people with severe and/or repeated infestations can feel anxious, worried or ashamed.

Myth: Chemicals/pesticides will kill bed bugs.

Fact: Pesticide application alone will not kill bed bugs at all stages. While chemicals may be effective at killing adults, eggs are not often affected, and can reinfest and area upon hatching. For more information on bug bombs Click Here
Successful treatment depends on an Integrated Pest Management approach to bed bug control which involves, vacuuming, and steaming, laundering belongings, sealing areas and gaps where bed bugs can hide, and heat treatment to ensure complete eradication of a population.
Do not use over the counter pest control products or home remedies such as kerosene. These can be dangerous and ineffective. Your best bet - Call Sleep Again Pest Control today!