Don’t let the bed bugs bite
What are bed bugs?
Can bed bugs harm me and my family?
How do bed bugs get into my home?
How do I treat bed bug bites if it is confirmed that I am having a reaction to them?
Myths about bed bugs:
- Bed bugs indicate a lack of cleanliness
False.Long considered eradicated in most metropolitan areas, bed bugs are making a comeback. People now travel more than ever before, and bed bugs are hitching rides on clothing and luggage. They can now be found everywhere there is a high turnover of people, from homeless shelters to five-star hotels. They can also be accidentally transported around the house on objects.
- Bed bugs are too small to see
False. Bed bugs can be easily seen with the naked eye. Bed bugs look similar to an apple seed in size and appearance, although they may be difficult to find.
- Bed Bugs cause disease
False. Bed bugs are not considered a health hazard, and do not transmit disease. Bed bug bites can cause allergic reaction in some people similar to a mosquito bite. Some people do not even know they have been bitten.
- Walking into a room that has bed bugs means you will get bed bugs
False. Bed bugs do not jump. They spend 90% of their time hiding and are usually active at night. Bed bugs avoid light and do not like to be disturbed.