7 Interesting Facts On Bed Bugs

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Bed Bugs are almost as interesting as they are creepy. If you're reading this article, chances are you're having bed bug issues. Let's learn about these critters.

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Bed Bugs are smart, methodical, and have evolved to a pest that has become out of control. This article was made for Las Vegas residents to understand a bit about bed bugs, where to spot them, and to combat a growing problem in Las Vegas.

Bed Bugs are an ancient problem

They have been a household pest for almost 3,500 years. In regards to the United States, they came over with the colonists. You can bet that Las Vegas bed bugs came to the desert the same time humans did.

Bed bugs are smart

Okay.. Bed bugs can't count cards here in Vegas, but they are smart in regards to an adaptive survival instinct. Las Vegas is the city of no sleep, and they follow suit. They know how to stay out of view during the daytime. Bed bugs will hide in mattress crevices, box springs, baseboards, and even in picture frames. But at nighttime, they are out and about! How do they know when it's time and the city of Las Vegas is sound asleep? They keep tabs on the carbon dioxide we exhale that will give them the green light out of their hiding spots.

Bed bugs can live anywhere.

Commercial and residential bed bugs have become a problem in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Summerlin, and the surrounding areas. Bed bugs can live comfortably in single-family homes, apartments, hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, movie theaters, retail stores and more.

Bed bugs aren't just city dwellers.

Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not just on the Las Vegas Strip. From the Strip to Boulder City, Las Vegas bed bugs are there. Although bed bugs can happen anywhere, the more congested areas of Las Vegas may have more bed bugs per infestation. This is due to population size and closer leaving quarters which both rapidly spread bed bugs.

Bed bugs make us sleepy

These little intruders seem to be intrusive! How do we not notice? Many Las Vegas residents often wonder why they don't wake up  when a bed bug is feeding. The bed bug's saliva acts as an anesthetic which makes the feeding process painless. After feeding, bed bugs go into hiding. During the time the bed bugs are hiding, they do not feed but instead digest their meal and reproduce.

Bed Bugs aren't just in your bed

They can go shopping with you in your purse, be attached your kid's stuffed animals, get free airfare in your luggage, or ride passenger seat in your vehicle. It is important to check all places when you encounter a bed bug infestation, not just your bed (we know, the name bed bug can be misleading).

Bed bugs have interesting facts about them, but he idea of being fed on can be extremely stressful. Give Fortified Pest Management a call to get rid of the bed bugs and have this bite be the last one. To receive your free Las Vegas bed bug estimate call 702-879-4007 or click here.

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