The Nature of Bed Bugs
Indoor Pest — Are you aware that bed bugs are not outside pests? It’s true. They don’t live in your yard, and they don’t come in through your exterior walls. That means you can have the most effective pest control plan in the world and still get bed bugs. These insects get into a home by hitchhiking. They do this in bags, on clothing, inside furniture, and more.
When Bed Bugs Are Active — You may have heard that bed bugs are nocturnal. While this is mostly true, they can be active in the daytime if they are in a dark location. They may even switch their activity to feed during the day in a location where food resources are only present during the day, such as a dark movie theater.
Bed Bugs And Dirty Homes — There is a stigma connected to having bed bugs because many people think that bed bugs only infest dirty homes. This is not true. Bed bugs aren’t attracted to filth or bacteria. They will infest any home where they can find a blood meal, no matter how clean it is. That means anyone can have a bed bug infestation.
What Attracts Bed Bugs — Bed bugs are drawn to the scent of humans, carbon dioxide, and heat. They also prefer tight spaces because it makes them feel safe.