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Quick Facts About Bed Bugs

  • Bed bugs can survive up to 1 year without feeding
  • Bed bugs are the most difficult pest to exterminate
  • Bed bugs cannot jump or fly
  • Unfed adults are around 6 – 10 mm long
  • Bed bugs enjoy the dark, but are not exclusively nocturnal
  • Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices of your bed frame, surrounding furniture and walls
  • Bed bug eggs are clear white with a little cap on the end and a small red dot (1mm long)
  • Pesticides are becoming less effective because bed bugs have developed a resistance
  • Bed bugs can lay 1 to 5 eggs a day and more than 500 in a lifetime
  • Bed bug cannot survive freezing temperatures
  • It takes a bed bug about 5 minutes to draw blood and return home to digest
  • Bed bugs are found all across North America
  • Bed bugs do not transmit disease
  • Reactions to bed bug bites vary depending on the victims sensitivity to bites
  • Early detection, prevention and monitoring are an essential process to eliminating bed bugs
  • Bed bugs can live in clean environments
  • Bed bugs can be detected with the naked eye