5 Greatest Myths On Bed Bugs In Singapore

Bed bugs are insects which usually infest beds or sleeping areas of humans and feed on their blood. the BedBugshave been in the news for a long time but surprisingly enough there are a lot of misinformation being floated around about these insects.

Some of the BedBugs myths include:

When you wake up with insect bites, then your bed is infested with the BedBugs:
It does not necessarily mean that when you wake up with bites that it is the bug bites. It is important to note that the other insects like the mites, bat bugs and fleas can also cause bite marks on your skin. If you find no evidence of the BedBugs infestation, it is important to seek professional advice from a doctor.

You have to have a hand lens to see bed bugs:
While it is true that bedbugs are very small insect, it is not true to say that they are microscopic. You can see bed bugs with your naked eyes. A magnifier or and lens will help you see the BedBugs clearly. An adult bed bug is about 1/8th of an inch. It is however hard to see their eggs without magnification.

Bed bugs only live in dirty houses:
 Bed bugs have no standard of cleanliness. They do not care that you are leaving in a mansion or in a grass thatched house. When beg bugs attack they attack any of the houses be they dirty or clean. Provided you lie on your bed every night, the bed bug will suck your blood. It is however important to note that if you keep your house and bedding clean it will be hard for the BedBugs to infest your bedding. When you clean your house and bedding regularly, you will get rids of the areas whereby these pests hide.

They only bite when it is dark:
While it is true that most of the BedBugs suckle your blood at night when are sleeping, the presence of light in your room won’t deter a bed bug from biting you. A hungry bed bug will suckle your blood whether there is light or dark. Most of the BedBugs are usually very active at night.

Bed bugs live in mattresses:
 It is true to say that bedbugs live and sleep in the mattresses. However, that is not the only place that they hide in the presence of light. the BedBugs also live in the cracks and crevices of the walls and beds. It is therefore important to seal off such places in your room.

Bed bugs infect human with diseases:
There is no scientific proof so far that has indicated that bedbugs infect human beings with diseases. the BedBugs are for this reason considered as one of the nuisance pest and not a health threat like the mosquito.

Bed bugs jump:
 This is not true at all. The beg bugs have four pairs of legs which they use to move with. The beg bugs usually crawl to suck blood from their host.

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