Bed bugs are pesky little creatures that seem to pop up when you least expect them. It can be difficult to exterminate them, which is why many households call Wagner Pest Solutions at the first sign of infestation. Still, these tiny bugs are often misunderstood, which is why they’re able to get into your home so easily. If you don’t have the right guards up, bed bugs can quickly take over your entire home. So, here are several interesting facts about these bugs that might help you understand them better.

3 Interesting Facts About Bed Bugs

1. Bed Bugs Can Live Anywhere

Contrary to what their name suggests, bed bugs can live just about anywhere outside the bed. Most people associate bed bugs with hotels, but the truth is they can live in your home. They typically like to nestle into your carpets, pillows, couches, throw rugs, and even your fabric upholstery furniture. They can also be found in college dormitories, trains, schools, and just about anywhere else there are a lot of people. 

2. Bed Bugs Are Found Everywhere

Most people assume that just because they don’t live within the city, they can’t get bed bugs. But that’s not the case. These night crawlers live in all 50 states and can be found in rural homes as well as urban ones. However, studies have found that you’re three times more likely to experience an infestation if you live in the city than if you live in the country. 

3. Bed Bugs Are Hardy

Unlike other pests, bed bugs can go months without feeding. During this time, they’ll hide anywhere in your home, often settling into the furniture and curtains. They can also survive freezing temperatures as cold as minus 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making them one of the hardiest bugs on the planet. Because of their survival instincts, bed bugs require professional extermination and cannot be cleared from your home using DIY methods. 

Let’s Clear the Bugs

Unfortunately, there is no rhyme nor reason to how bed bugs choose their hosts or how they get into your home. This vermin is found everywhere in Glendale, AZ, so you can pick them up just about anywhere. When you spot the signs of a bed bug infestation, it’s time to call the team at Wagner Pest Solutions. We can quickly exterminate them from your home. We can also help with ants, mosquitos, and spiders. To request service, give us a call today at (623) 466-6752.