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Bed bugs… how much do you know about these pests? If you’re like us, you probably know way too much, but there is nothing wrong with that! Knowing about bed bugs can help keep you from bringing them home with you. Bed bug knowledge keeps you protected from bed bug infestations in your own home, so here’s a little bed bug trivia for you. Think you know the answers?? Time to prove your bed bug knowledge!

 

Question: The best signs of bed bugs are bed bug bites- True or False?

 

Answer: False! Although bed bug bites are one sign you may have bed bugs, they aren’t the best sign, because not everyone that is bitten by a bed bug will develop the characteristic red bumps that are bed bug bites. While you may find yourself covered with bed bug bites, your spouse may never notice a single bite, even if you both are being bitten.

 

Question: What are the little brown spots on bedding in areas of bed bug infestation?

 

Answer: These are bed bug fecal spots! These brownish-red spots are bed bug excrement and are usually obvious in areas where bed bugs have just fed.

 

Question: What is the best and most eco-friendly form of bed bug treatment?

 

Answer: At All-American, our Nashville pest control professionals believe in bed bug heat treatments as the most effective eco-friendly bed bug control solution. These treatments kill all life stages of bed bugs in an environmentally friendly way, which is especially important for homes with families and pets.

 

Question: Bed bugs are so tiny that they can’t be seen with the naked eye- True or False?

 

Answer: False. Bed bugs are actually about 1/8 of an inch long, approximately the size of an apple seed. They can be seen by the naked eye, but the problem with them is that they are elusive, hiding away during the day and only coming out at night to feed. However, bed bug eggs are about 1mm long, which makes them very difficult to see with the naked eye.

 

Question: Bed bug bites don’t spread diseases- True or False?

 

Answer: True! At this time, bed bugs are not known for spreading any diseases to humans. They do cause stress and anxiety though, so they are still problematic pests.

 

Question: Where are bed bugs found inside the home?

 

Answer: Bed bugs can be found anywhere that people are. They may be found around the bed, inside the mattress or box spring, inside upholstered furniture, along carpeting, walls, and curtains, behind picture frames on the wall and even inside electronic items like alarm clocks.

 

So, how did you do? Did you get all the answers right? If so, give yourself a great big pat on the back because these are tough questions! Now, here’s our final question to you: Do you know who to call if you have bed bugs? The answer: the bed bug exterminators at All-American! Our Nashville bed bug control services will help identify all infestations of these pests in your home and then we can provide just the right treatment to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Give us a call today to schedule your first bed bug inspection or for more information on our Nashville pest control services!