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Top Myths About Bed Bugs

By Stella Richard Subscribe to RSS | February 7th 2012 | Views:

In spite of all the measures undertaken to get rid of this menace called ‘bed bugs’ these pests have managed to survive the test of time and have been around since the ancient times. The ever increasing human population, growth of global travel and even the increasing resistance of pesticides has been catalyst to the growth of these bugs around the world.

At the same time, there is been a lot of misinformation that has been floating around on the behaviour and biology of bed bugs that tends to mislead the treatment of its infestation. Let’s go through some of the most popular myths about these pests-

1. These Pests Multiply Very Fast –

Believe it or not, in comparison to other household pests these insects are relatively very slow in reproduction. An adult female produces on an average of only a single egg per day which takes about 10 days to hatch and another 5 to 6 weeks for it to grow into an adult. In contrast, a common house fly is known to lay over a hundred eggs a day.

2. Bedbugs Fly-

A common misconception, but these bugs don’t have wings and hence cannot fly. Their only way to remain mobile is by crawling, which they do at the speed of about a meter a minute.

3. These Bugs Bite only in the Night Time –

Though bed bugs are typically nocturnal insects, it does not mean they will not bite in the day time. If they are hungry, they are likely to come irrespective of the time of the day and amount of light outside.

4. These bugs dwell only in Mattresses –

If you have an infestation and are treating only your mattresses, you are making a big mistake. These bugs tend to nurture and multiple in everything from chairs, bags, seats and even your clothes that have been in contact with an infested area. This makes it all the more difficult to treat the problem.

5. Unsanitary and Urban Conditions are More likely to have an Infestation

Don’t take your home for granted irrespective of how clean you keep the environment you live in. Vancouver based bed bug pesticide experts have commonly found infestation in country side homes, high rises and even in homeless shelters. Their prevalence has nothing to do with preferences of the insect’s breeding place, but more with the inability of low income groups to employ pest control methodologies.

In addition to this, many people tend to believe that these bugs travel between bodies like hair lice, they transmit primary infections, and that they can be gotten rid of by simply using a pest control spray. There is more to this bug than meets the eye and it is recommended that you look for professional help to make sure that your pest control needs are duly taken care of.

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