The fact that bed bugs bite and are incredibly difficult to get rid of is common knowledge. However, there are also several misconceptions about these household pests.
Bed Bugs Are too Small to See
Bite marks aren’t the only visible signs of these insects. Bed bugs are small, but they’re big enough for people to see. In fact, it’s possible to see bed bugs at all stages of life, including eggs and nymphs.
Bed Bugs Are Found in Unsanitary Homes
Bed bugs don’t eat dirt or garbage. Instead, they look for blood to feed on. Even the cleanest homes can have bed bugs, although homes with a lot of clutter make these pests more difficult to get rid of.
Bed Bugs Avoid Light
Bed bugs typically come out when it’s dark, but they don’t actively avoid light. You can still be bitten by them when you leave your bedroom light on at night.
Pesticides Are Enough to Kill Bed Bugs
Using pesticide products in your home doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be free of bed bugs. Professional bed bug control companies typically use more than one method to destroy them and lower the risk of future infestations.
If you’re having problems with bed bugs in your home, don’t hesitate to contact Stern Environmental. We’ll send our bed bug control experts over to get rid of these pests and prevent future problems with them.