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Cool Facts From The Bed Bug Experts

Bed bug experts are responsible for eliminating of a large variety of pests.

And while pest extermination can be a dangerous job, you also learn a lot interesting things along the way.

These are our favourite bed bug facts…

  • Did you know that the distant ancestors of bed bugs first developed more than a 100 million years ago?
  • These bugs feed not only on humans, but and animal blood as well. They are almost like vampires! Another reason they are like vampires is because they leave behind tell-tale marks after feeding.
  • When a bed bug bites you, it will actually inject your skin with a painkilling anaesthetic. This is because it prevents you from noticing that you’re being bitten and moving – which can dislodge the bug.
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  • According to bed bug experts, these pests reproduce via a method known as traumatic insemination. This means that the male forcibly breaks through the females abdomen and injects sperm into the wound.
  • Female bed bugs live for about a year and are capable of producing around 200-500 eggs. No wonder people’s home can become infested with these insects incredibly fast.

And here are some more obscure factoids…

  • These insects are tiny, and only grow between 1 and 7mm. This makes them extremely difficult to detect and exterminate. Bed bug experts have such a hard time getting rid of these pests because they are so small. 
  • Bed bugs have cost some people millions. Any bed, crack or crevice can become a home for these bugs. Even the most luxurious hotels and buildings are not exempt. Irate guests have taken hotel owners to court many times. Which is understandable if you find bed bugs in a five star hotel.
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  • All throughout history people have dealt with bed bugs. This is because they have been known parasites for thousands of years. What’s more, they were actually mentioned as long ago as 400 BC by the philosopher Aristotle.
  • Bed bugs need very little food to survive. After having fed, they will hide somewhere quiet for the next 5-10 days. During this time they digest their food, mate and lay eggs.
  • What’s more, these bugs can actually survive for up to a year without eating. They are also very hardy because they can live in temperatures of below freezing.

Another thing bed bug experts agree on is that these pests are extremely irritating. If you find yourself being bitten, don’t hesitate to phone an our team today. We know a thing or two about exterminating these horrible insects!

Sally

Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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