Let’s talk about Bed Bugs and their Myths!

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Toni Pe

April 1, 2022

In this list, you’ll see the most popular and interesting myths about Bed Bugs.

No, you’re not in the wrong blog! To be honest, you’re just in time.

Because this will absolutely surprise you.

If you’re an insect geek, don’t worry…

for we will begin this article… RIGHT NOW!


A mass of misinformation regarding bed bug biology and behavior is fast spreading. Here are the realities behind some of the most well-known beliefs about the little bloodsuckers, straight from the professionals.

Myths about Bed Bugs

  • So much for a Marvel fan but sorry to spoil your fun, these insects can’t fly!

Well, one of the most popular myths about Bed Bugs is that they can fly. Nonetheless, Bedbugs do not have wings and so cannot fly. That is, unless a blow dryer is placed behind them, according to Stephen Kells, a bedbug researcher at the University of Minnesota. They’ll then fly around 1.2 meters. Bedbugs can move roughly a meter each minute on their own, according to him.

  • Are you wondering how long they can last without a meal? Some say they can hold their hunger for a year!

Scientists disagree on this topic, but research suggests that bedbugs can only survive two to three months without a blood meal in a regular room temperature of about 23 degrees Celsius. However, because they are cold-blooded, their metabolism slows in colder regions, and the insects can survive for up to a year without feeding.

  • Hurray for D-I-Y extermination! Can you really spray Bed Bugs away?

Because of pesticide resistance, spray cans from your local hardware store will simply not suffice, according to Schal, who adds, “Relying solely on chemicals is generally not a good solution.” Scientists are diligently pursuing other strategies, such as freezing and bait similar to that used for cockroaches. Now, if you’re experiencing their infestation right now, proceed to the end of this article to find the solution.

  • Don’t worry “unsanitary” readers, you’re not the “Most Wanted” of these vampire insects.

Bedbugs, according to Schal, “are very nondiscriminatory,” and may be found anywhere, from ritzy high-rises to homeless shelters. The presence of the bugs in low-income homes is thus due to dense populations and a lack of funds to pay for proper extermination measures, rather than the insects’ choice. “Anywhere is vulnerable,” Kells argues. “However, because it is such a costly medication, some people will have a more difficult time controlling them.”

  • They can use us, humans, as a baggage to another realm.

Will they, in fact, travel on our bodies? According to Kells, bedbugs dislike heat. As a result, they do not stick in hair or on skin like lice or ticks, and prefer not to stay in our garments near our body heat. Bedbugs are more likely to travel on backpacks, luggage, shoes, and other items that are not directly attached to our bodies.

Now that we know more about them, what should we do?

Now, kidding aside, you don’t want them lingering in your house right now. If you have been a victim of these insects, contact a professional exterminator or, better yet, call Empire Exterminating at (888) 983-7668. Having doubts? Read this article to know why you should hire us https://empireexterminating.com/blog-post/why-is-d-i-y-exterminating-the-worst/