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Bed Bugs: Myths vs Facts

Posted on: Thursday November 2, 2023 at 3:43 PM
Bed Bugs: Myths vs Facts


Bed bugs hop, jump and fly and reproduce quickly.

Bed bugs only live in beds and bite at night.

One bed bug means an infestation.

Bed bugs are most attracted to a dirty environment.

Bed bugs live on hair/skin

Bed bugs have ethnic and social preferences when choosing a host.

Bed bugs transmit diseases.

You need to throw out all infested furniture/belongings.


Cannot hop or jump and lack wings for flight and are slow to reproduce

Live anywhere near hosts and will bite when hungry

Infestations take time

Attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide

Bed bugs do not live on hair or skin

Bed bugs do not discriminate

Bed bugs are not known to spread diseases

Most all furnishings and belongings are treatable