Bedbugs are a huge nuisance. Despite being so small, these creatures can disrupt your household in an alarming way. They tend to make their homes in the folds and creases of your mattresses, bedding, couches, and curtains and multiply. They cause itching which can result in severe skin infections. Not to mention they carry disease causing parasites.
These are some of the top myths related to bedbugs. Do not waste any time believing such myths. If you suspect a bedbug infestation, then lose no time in calling for professional help for bedbugs control in Singapore like Pestbusters..
All this makes a bedbug infestation a due cause to get worried. Their small size can be quite deceiving in the face of the damage they can very well cause.
You might have heard a number of bedbug stories by people. It is important however, to understand the difference between myth and fact in order to prevent a bedbug infestation at your home. Take a look at some of the most common myths related to bed bugs.
Myth:Only dirty homes have bedbugs
Fact:Bedbugs can thrive even if the house is clean and are definitely not just found in dirty areas. It is advisable however, to keep your homes clean and free of clutter since it reduces the number of hiding spots for the bedbugs, making it easier to control the infestation.
Myth: They cannot be seen by the naked eye
Fact: You can very well see a bedbug. The younger ones are about the size of a poppy seed while the adult bedbugs are as big as apple seeds
Myth: Bedbugs infest only beds
Fact: Although it sounds like it, bedbugs are found anywhere you tend to spend a lot of time and also in areas where they are likely to be undisturbed for prolonged periods of time. This means they can be found in bedrooms, living rooms, cars, wooden furniture, the cracks and crevices in walls, and even along picture frames
Myth: They bite only at night
Fact: Bedbugs are usually more active at night, but this does not mean they do not come out during the day. They definitely do and are very likely to bite you if you happen to be near them.
Myth: Simple pesticides can eliminate bedbugs
Fact: Bedbugs hide in all sorts of nooks and crannies and it can be difficult to locate and treat these spots by yourself. Infestation control requires careful planning and the use of strong pesticides which means its always better to call for professional help.
Myth: You have to throw out your mattress in case of a bedbug infestation
Fact: This is absolutely unnecessary and expensive. Once you have hired professionals, it is only a matter of time before the bedbugs are dead. As soon as the bedbugs are dead, you can simply clean your mattress, dry it out in the sun, and it will be ready to use again.
Myth: Bed bugs often live in clothes
Fact: Bedbugs do not live in clothes, instead they serve as a mode of transportation. If you happen to visit a place infested with bedbugs, they are likely to latch on to your clothes. Once you reach your home, they disembark to find a suitable hiding place and multiply.
Myth: Bed bugs can fly
Fact: Bed bugs do not have wings and therefore they do not fly or jump. They crawl across spaces.
Myth: Bedbug bites are not serious
Fact: While this holds true in most cases, there are times when bedbug bites can cause rashes and allergic reactions which may require immediate treatment. You can never completely be sure if the bites are harmless or not. Also, bedbugs may carry disease causing parasites and in such cases their bites can be a cause for concern