Science can be frustrating. You may have been researching “how long bed bugs can survive without food” for a while now and found 63 different answers. Why are there 63 different answers? Why can’t you just get one answer and be done with this? You may read on a website that they can survive 18 months or more without food and how on Earth is that possible? Let me clarify and provide you the answer you’ve been looking for…..sort of….
Bed bugs are an interior pest which means they don’t live outside. There are rare instances in warmer months and warmer areas of the world where you may be able to find them outside in unique situations but for the most part they are solely found indoors. Because of this bed bugs are considered a year-round pest but it has been noted by several different professionals that in certain areas bed bugs seem to become more prevalent during the summer months....but why?
We’ve all had “that moment” whether you’re a pest control professional, a homeowner or renter. That moment where you read a story on bed bugs or hear a bed bug sufferer’s story and say to yourself “it’s just a bug, what’s the big deal”. That moment where you think “it doesn’t transmit disease which means it’s no different than having a mosquito in your house”. In fact having a mosquito in your house is theoretically worse because it can transmit disease. That moment where you wonder why people react so strongly to having a bed bug in their house.
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