Bed bugs can be a pain, but they might not necessarily be as bad as you think. There are still
many misconceptions associated with bed bug treatment, and the facts tend
to paint a different picture. Read on to learn about the facts behind
common bed bug misconceptions.
Bed Bugs Infest Dirty Spaces
A dirty, cluttered living space may seem more inviting to bed bugs, but
the fact is that bed bugs can strike anywhere. Clutter can make it more
difficult to notice your bed bug problem because it gives the critters
more places to hide, but it doesn’t necessarily make them more likely
to infest your space. There are, however, factors that can help predict
a bed bug infestation. Areas like hospitals, hotels, and apartments that
see frequent turnover tend to be more likely to have bed bugs.
You Can Only Find Bed Bugs in Beds
Bed bugs get their name from their tendency to be found in or on the bed,
but is that the only area where they can be found? A bed bug might make
its way to your home by hopping in a bag at the grocery store or riding
on your suitcase when you take the bus. While they may be more likely
to end up in your sleeping area, they can be found just about anywhere.
Appliances on your nightstand, electrical outlets, and even your walls
can serve as hiding spots for these bugs.
Bed Bugs Transmit Diseases
Although they do bite, bed bugs are not known to transmit disease. It is
important to realize that secondary infection is impossible if you scratch
the bite area afterwards. While some people find bed bug bites itchy,
others are immune; unfortunately this can make it more difficult to spot
If you would like to learn more about bed bug facts and misconceptions,
feel free to call
Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We are happy to offer bed bug control, fumigation service,
and other pest control services in Orange County. You can learn more about
our bed bug treatment and business by visiting our website or stopping
by to see us.