Bed bugs are back, but have they ever been able to fly?
Whether you live in a large urban area or you’re just visiting, you’re now more likely to encounter them than you were at most points over the last fifty years.
While bed bugs aren’t dangerous, they are annoying. Moreover, it’s simple to spread a bed bug infestation because they’re easy to move and hard to kill.
How do bed bugs get around so easily? Let’s find out.
There’s no question that the thought of bed bugs makes many people’s skin crawl, mostly because they can be difficult to see. While they are small pests that can cause a big problem, many people ask me whether you can actually see bed bugs with the naked eye.
My quick answer is yes and no, but I will go more in depth so that you know everything you need to know about bed bugs (and probably more than you want to know). Even if bed bugs give you the “creepy crawlies,” I believe that arming yourself with valuable information may help you avoid a bed bug infestation in the first place.
Bed bugs themselves are relatively harmless.
They don’t spread disease or multiply at a fast rate. They can’t fly or jump.
However, they are annoying and the thought of becoming food for insects while you sleep is enough to keep anyone up at night.
If you have a bed bug infestation, you can’t wait for it to go away. It will likely get worse and worse unless you take action to remove them.
Getting rid of bed bug infestations often requires three parts: prevention, extermination, and maintenance.
Using all three together is the only way to truly rid your house of bed bugs.
While total extermination often requires professional help (if you want it done in a timely and inexpensive manner), prevention and maintenance are easy enough to achieve on your own.
Diatomaceous earth is a good prevention and maintenance technique that also complements any extermination treatment you’re using.
Ready to learn more? Here’s what you need to know about using diatomaceous earth for bed bugs.
Bed bugs are tiny little pests that are difficult to see at first glance.
In fact, their size is what makes them so hard to get rid of. You may not even notice them until there’s a full-blown infestation.
They may be tiny, but bed bugs are still problematic. Their bites are irritating, and if you’re not careful, you’ll spread them throughout your home without meaning to.
The bed bugs you find in your home will be in one of three stages of life: adult, nymph or eggs.
Most of the population has an allergic reaction to one thing or another. Bed bug bites are no exception. While some of the population won't have any symptoms at all, most others will develop a bed bug rash or swollen, raised or red marks where they have been attacked.
In this article, I will tell you all of the information I have accumulated about bed bug rashes, the symptoms, treatments, and prevention. I will discuss the side effects, how the rash happens and how long it lasts.
I will also tell you the best ways to treat a bed bug rash and what you can do at home to lessen the severity, intensity, and duration of the bites, and the rash they can leave behind.
Nothing will likely send chills down your spine more than the thought of bed bugs crawling under the covers with you at night.
These pests have been a nuisance going back millennia, with fossilized remains having even been found in Egyptian archaeological digs.
It’s safe to say that the big problem of how to get rid of bed bug bites isn’t something new. In fact, it’s only become worse in recent years.
If you’ve recently discovered that you have a bed bug infestation, or you suspect you may have them, you’re sure to have plenty of questions, like whether bed bug bites itch.
Bed bugs can be a severe nuisance, but I have some tips that will help you get a handle on your situation quickly and easily. First, let’s learn a bit more about bed bug bites in general.
Bed bugs aren’t dangerous, but they will rob you of a good night’s sleep. Not only do they multiply quickly, but they’re hard to get rid of, if you let the infestation get too bad.
It’s tempting to go out and buy a big can of pesticide and spray your whole house. However, not only is that dangerous for the people living in your home, but pesticide isn’t lethal to bed bugs anymore. That’s why bed bugs have recently resurfaced as a major problem in urban settings.
If you’re looking for a safe and natural way to kill bed bugs, alcohol is a safe and easy option.
Scroll down to learn more about whether alcohol kills bed bugs and how to stop them from spreading in your home.
Bed bugs are both common and gross (to most people), but because they've left us alone for most of the last half-century, not everyone knows how to deal with them.
Where and how long bed bugs live, are common questions in part because getting rid of a bed bug infestation can feel like it takes an eternity.
Bed bugs are serious pests, but as far as household pests go, they’re not the worst thing that could happen to you. They reproduce slowly, only need to feed every once in a while, and don’t spread disease.
Really, they’re just a symptom of living close together in big cities and sometimes of having bad hygiene. (Yes, you should vacuum more.)
Think you have a bed bug infestation? Here’s what you need to know about where they live and how long they’ll hang around.
Bed bugs are small insects that live on a diet of blood.
They sound horrid, and they are – and that’s mainly all that most people understand about them - but there is much more to bed bugs than that.
Bed bugs haven’t been a big problem for most of the last 70 years because things like hygiene and pesticides have kept them at bay. Now that they’re back, not everyone is sure how to handle them and most people have more than a few questions.
Whether bed bugs can live in your hair or on your skin is one of the most common questions people ask.
The short answer is no – they can’t live in your hair, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come ‘round for a good meal.
Here’s everything you need to know about bed bugs and your hair: