Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Facts

 

  • Bed bugs are found worldwide and are thought to have come to the U.S. from Europe in the 17th century.
  • Bed bugs primarily feed on humans, but they can also feed on warm-blooded animals including birds, mice and family pets.
  • Adults are just under 1/4″ long, relatively flat and oval shaped compared to most other insects.
  • Bed bugs can lay one to five eggs per day and more than 500 in a lifetime.
  • Bed bugs can survive for several months without eating.
  • Bed bugs can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • ​Bed bugs draw blood for about five minutes before retreating to digest.
  • Bed bug hatchlings are so small they can pass through a stitch-hole in a mattress. 
  • Bed bugs can ingest seven-times their own weight in blood, which would be the equivalent of an average-sized male drinking 120 gallons of liquid. 

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