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5 Things You Never Knew About Bed Bugs

ThinkstockPhotos-165162859Bed bugs have made a resurgence in recent years as a common household pest. These insects can survive under extreme conditions and can often share your home unnoticed for long periods of time. If you think you could have a bed bug problem, contact your Tucson exterminator promptly for a professional inspection and an individualized plan to eliminate these pests and keep them out of your home for good.

Bed Bugs Transmit Few Diseases

Bed bugs rarely transmit diseases through feeding. The only known exception is the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite, which causes Chagas disease—recent studies have found that some bed bugs may be able to pass this parasite to hosts during feeding.

Bed Bugs Don’t Live Exclusively in Beds

Despite their name, bed bugs don’t live exclusively under mattresses and in bedding. These pests can thrive in all sorts of environments, including upholstered furniture, backpacks, luggage, vehicle seats, and even behind or beneath wallpaper and carpeting.

Bed Bugs Are Hard to Kill

Bed bugs are a very difficult pest to eliminate without professional knowledge and tools. They can survive for several months without a meal, as well as in temperatures that range from freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bed Bugs Don’t Bite Every Night

Although you may wake up each morning with new bites, an individual bed bug doesn’t feed every night. Most bed bugs eat only once every five to ten days.

Bed Bugs Are Predictable

Bed bugs are extremely predictable in their feeding patterns—their bites typically appear in groups of three on the chest, legs, or arms. Thus, identifying bed bug bites is a significant step toward recognizing the need for professional pest control services in your home.


DSR Pest Management, Inc. can help you control bed bugs and other common desert pests with our comprehensive residential and commercial pest control services. We can remove bed bugs, termites, bees, and birds quickly and completely so you can enjoy a healthy and comfortable home or office once more. You can reach us online or by calling 1-800-GOT-BUGS or (520) 790-7759 today.

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