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Can You Spot The Facts Among These Bed Bug Myths?

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Few organisms have been shrouded in so much mystery as the bed bug. These creepy crawly pests are undoubtedly a nightmare for anyone who has had them in their home, but surprisingly, some of the information you know about bedbugs may not actually be true! Can you guess which of these bed bug statements are myths and which are facts?

Statement: Bed bugs are only a problem for dirty, unkempt people.

This one is a myth! Bed bugs do not discriminate and can infest even the cleanest homes. They do not feed on dirt or waste but on human blood. A dirty person has just as much tasty blood to offer as a clean person, so there's no number of showers that can protect you from bed bugs. Getting rid of clutter can make it easier to get rid of bed bugs once they are present since they won't have as many places to hide -- but whether or not you dust your dresser and wash dishes daily doesn't really matter.

Statement: Bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye.

This one is a myth! Many people do not see bed bugs unless they're specifically looking for them, but this is because the bugs are quick and sneaky, not because they are too small to be seen. Bed bugs are reddish brown in color, and they range in size from about the size of a poppy seed to the size of the eraser on the back of your pencil. They have eight legs. If you think you might have bed bugs and want to catch them in action, try looking under your mattress, along seams in your mattress, and under your pillows.

Statement: Bed bugs don't actually spread disease.

This one is a fact! Bed bugs can be incredibly annoying. They leave itchy welts on your body, and if you scratch these welts, there is a chance they could become infected. But that's the extent of the risk that bed bugs pose. They do not spread any diseases like the black plague, salmonella, or Lyme disease as you may have heard. 

Statement: You can get rid of bed bugs by leaving your home and sleeping somewhere else for a few weeks.

This one is a myth! Many people with a bed bug infestation do try this. The reasoning behind it is that without blood to feed on, the bed bugs will starve to death. But the problem is that bed bugs can live for months without feeding. They also reproduce very quickly, so if even one or two survive your "starve out" efforts, their population will be booming again in a matter of days.

Statement: You can bring bed bugs home with you after a vacation or stay at a friend's house.

This one is a fact! This is actually one of the most common ways homes become infested with bed bugs. You stay at a hotel or in a friend's house where they are present, a few hitch a ride home on your clothing or in a suitcase, and before you know it, your home has its own bed bug population. 

When you travel, protect yourself by always checking the bed for bed bugs before you stay in a room. If you see any bugs or reddish specks on the sheets, do not stay there. (The specs are blood left by bed bugs). Always store your suitcases off of the floor so bugs can't crawl into them. When you get home, immediately launder all of your clothing and dry it on high heat. This will kill any bugs that are present.

Visit a site like http://www.wasatchbugbusters.com to learn more about bed bug pest control.

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9 August 2017