Bed bugs and humans having a battle for ages… this is a nonending battle that took a break from 1940 to 1950. As the hygiene conditions and pest controlling managed to handle it. But for the last 10 years, bed bugs have overcome the game.
Everybody encountering bed bug bites and itching and irritation keeps on wondering…..
Don’t worry about this article you are going to get the answer to your questions and that might help you to handle the notorious bugs. Because until you know your enemy you can’t handle them well so let’s sort out the dispute and check what is a myth and what is real regarding these nasty pests that have stolen our peaceful night’s sleep.
Once an infestation is suspected rule it out completely otherwise you will regret the delay. Now it’s time to track their travel.
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Do Bed Bugs Fly?
If you want to know a straight answer to your question… it is not simply that bed bugs can’t fly. If you want them to fly you need to give them a blow dryer stroke. Otherwise, bedbugs don’t fly even then if you witness some bugs in your room that are flying around. You feel them resembling bed bugs, they are stink bugs, not bed bugs. As bed bugs simply can’t fly.
Do Bed Bugs Jump?
Again the answer is negative. No bed bugs can’t jump. Bed bugs don’t have very powerful legs so they can’t jump like fleas are other bugs. This can be a piece of very useful information to handle the bed bug issue. As if you just lay down a nice and effective bed bug trap near your bed legs. They will no more be able to cause you distress and no more can intrude in your mattress.
And if you are still suspecting some bugs messing with you and jumping around. Pardon me as the chances are high you are having a flea attack instead.
Keep in mind that flea is also as notorious as bedbugs and they too can bite and that is also much alike bedbugs bites.
Then How Exactly Bed Bugs Move?
Still, The curiosity remains the same if they can’t fly, if they can’t jump, then how do they move so fast…
They don’t, they are also crawling insect-like others. Indeed they can’t move fast even if they don’t need to. As all of us know most bed bugs attack when their prey is already sleeping. The prey is not in his or her senses so he can slowly move and have the delicious warm blood meal.
That is his requirement to flourish and multiply now you might be wondering. That if they can’t move fastly how they are populating so fast in different corners of the country and worldwide? Again the answer is very simple it’s not the bed bugs that are fast. It’s you it’s your life that is getting fast and faster.
You’re traveling is so constant that you are helping them to travel from one place to another. It might be a case that you traveled in a plane and the earlier passenger already carried a few to that plane seat. And from there you transported it to your taxi and brought it home. Moreover, also left a few for The other Rider to carry along.
Because those bugs have a special power and that is the power of holding to the articles. Especially when it comes to fabrics bedbugs can hide and hold themselves in the fabrics. For instance, when you are wearing a T-shirt or have a handbag, they can travel with you, and they can come to your house. By not any stranger or an intruder n but by you. I guess now you understand the secret behind their fast traveling.
Do Bed Bugs Have the Ability To Climb Walls?
Another question that is very frequent from those who are highly freaked out by the bed bug issues. And the answer might be even more freaking….
For those who want to know whether the bed bugs can climb the walls are not it might be depressing for you and a bit scary as well… But yes they can climb walls…
This is not only a vivid opinion but tested the report, from the home keepers and homemakers. Those are fighting bed bugs by adding bed bug traps around the bad legs. But still, the bed bugs manage to climb the beds, as the walls adjacent to them became the source.
Now you might be thinking that bedbugs are not very good to climb smooth and shiny surfaces. But if your wall has some kind of texture or the paint is not very smooth. Then make up your mind that they are going to attack you. So be safe and keep the bed a bit away from the wall.
How Bed Bug Spread All Across The House From One Room To Other
You must be thinking that how they travel from one room to another room. As they don’t seem likable of flying or jumping or even moving faster.
This question is also important as it will help you to tackle the bed bug combat. Once the bed bugs are ready to conquer your premises they always prefer to stay close to their meals. And it might be funny but it’s you.
But as we know that preferably bed bugs will love to stay on your mattress. And when you will lay on it, bed bugs will enjoy their easy blood meal. But luckily the market offers some really good mattress protectors that can make bed bugs stay in the mattress not only suffocating but also impossible.
So next convenient place for their stay will be any cavity in the headboard or surroundings.
Now, how do they spread….? After trying to tackle bed bugs when you still find those bites all around your body you get panicked. And to seek shelter you run to some other spare room. Now when their meal source is missing from that room where the bed bugs have created their hubs.
They decide to migrate, definitely can’t move faster but they can crawl, and instead of dying of hunger they start moving to other rooms through cavities or any voids. And in search of a food source, they spread all around the house. This is the journey and story behind the traveling of bedbugs all-around your house.