Bed bugs make us confused sometimes. You’ll find a lot who has never seen bed bugs and they’ve no idea about it. When bed bugs appeared for the first time in our room. We also have no idea about that. We ask many of our friends and relative, most of them heard the word bed bugs, but many of them haven’t seen it yet. So do bed bugs fly? A common question asks the newbie.
Though time goes away. Bed bugs is not available before. But it’s now so available. So bed bugs make curiosity among us. Many of us want to sure about their movement, looking and overall concept. Even we try to clear about it. But we got someone who feel confusion about that. Though some of them take belief for the first time, but day by day it makes them hesitation. So it’s time to make a clear concept about “Can bed bugs fly?” We’ll describe the whole process by examine with bed bugs.
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Bed bugs is an insect of 6 legs and they have no wings. They are nocturnal and feed with human blood. They live at the side of your bed and can make your life full of anxiety. Scientific name of bed bugs is Cimex lectularius.
Read also: what is a bed bug
Do bed bugs fly
No! bed bugs have no ability to fly. Even they can’t jump too. They have 6 legs and have no wings. They move by crawling only like ant. But if you see a flying insect it may be mosquito or cockroach or if you see any jumping insect it would be cockroach or other. So it’s the point that bed bugs can’t fly.
Though you can see as like wings in the up side of bed bugs. But it’s not a wings. basically, it’s only the upper portion of a bed bugs. Probably in the early age, it had the power of flying. Researcher think so. After time passes they loss the control of wings and now it’s not a wing, it’s only a part of their body.
So How bed bugs move
As bed bugs can’t fly or jump, but you know that they have legs. So they can crawl and basically they move by crawling. They go host to host by only crawling only. How speedy they can move? They move 2-3 feet by 1 minute. When they feel, they are in dangerous they can crawl fast breaking their natural crawling.
When they find a host they crawl so fast and even they can take shelter quickly. They complete feeding by quick nearly by 10 seconds.
How bed bugs come onto beds?
If bed bugs don’t fly or can’t jump, how they come onto bed. Yes! it’s possible. They come onto bed by the legs of the bed frames and the nearby items that touch the beds. Bed or sleeping table stand can also help them to get onto beds.
On the other hand, if your bed touch the wall, they can come easily to your bed. Though bed bugs can’t walk easily on the slick surfaces, but for the sake of feed they can do so to find out you.
We have made an Experimental video about “Do bed bugs fly” See the above video to examine that fact:
I’ve seen to fly bed bugs!
In a family party we’re discussing about bed bugs. At once one of them declare that she has seen to fly bed bugs. And some of them take support of her. And other ask do bed bugs fly actually? I’ll tell a story of mine for this issue.
And it’s very true that I’ve the same concept before of my real experience. But the reality was difference. The story was like that:
“I would take necessary steps to avoid bed bugs before sleep every day. Because I am totally unable to sleep with bed bugs. So when I take necessary steps, it’s so tough to come bed bugs in my bed. So by giving Good Night to my mate, I just closed my eyes.
Instantly, I feel that some bed bugs are staying around my body and some of them biting me also. I woke up again and ‘switch on’ my light and saw that there have some bed bugs really. I think that it was my fault. Maybe I have not taken clean up process carefully. So by cleaning my bed again I went to sleep again and trying to see a good dream.
Just at the very close of sleeping again I feel something in my bed and they’re biting me. For the first time, I thought that it’s a hallucination only. So I take time to realize. But I was wrong and wake up.
After waking up I had found many of bed bugs in my bed and I was surprised. I was unable to understand; I was unable to find the cause how bed bugs are coming in my bed.
At once I ask myself do bed bugs fly? But I know that it has no power to fly. Though the incident confusing me.
Suddenly I notice the roof my room and beside the ceiling fan there was some bed bugs and they are falling in my bed. But how it possible. I was surprised and I thought that may be bed bugs can fly.
But an experiment breaks my confusion. On the side in my wall there was an old family photo frame that was taken when I was only in school and now I am so young.
With the help of chair, I took the photo frame and was surprised that there were hundreds of bed bugs and they were passing a lot of days without feeding. My bed was on that side of the wall. Though my bed was remote place from wall.
As bed bugs are searching feed to live. Some of them are going on the roof side by crawling. As it has no experience to fly they’re falling in my bed for the sake of blood (and they are unable to move on the slick place) and it’s the real fact. They have the ability to realize where the food is available.”
So who are confusing if bed bugs can fly or not? From now remove all confusion and take a strong believe with me that bed bugs have no capability to fly.
And If you face this kinds of flying bed bugs just take a look or step as below to prove that bed bugs cannot fly-
Notice the roof of your room:
Firstly, notice your roof and take a torch to see if there have any bed bugs. If you see bugs there; make sure this bed bugs are falling upon you and your bed. So it’s the first duty to remove the nasty places from the roof and clean up the bed bugs and you’ll examine that bed bugs are not flying really from today.
Look the Wall side:
Notice the wall if there have any cloth or photo frame and wall mate. If so, take those and clean it carefully. You should be careful to clean. You should not keep any host or bugs there. It’ll decrease the amount of bed bugs to confuse you.
See the bed connection
See if there have any connection with your bed by cloth or table or laptop or phone or any electrical charger or other. If you get so, remove it and place any distance place for safety and to sleep soundly.
To prove if bed bugs can fly follow the below steps or only show our video to see that how bed bugs move?
- Collect two bed bugs in a small pot
- Take them in your hand (wear medical glove to keep himself/herself free from bed bugs nasty)
- free one bed bugs to floor and see if they try to fly or how they move.
- Another drop from upper place and see if they try to fly.
If you aren’t interested to do that see the live video, where we showed the process and proved they don’t fly, just crawl to move.
At last I’ll tell that bed bugs are an insect that can’t fly. As it’s boring to keep in your house, so just try to get rid of bed bugs. As quickly you’ll start to remove them, you’ll get better result. If you late to do that they’ll take lengthy process to exterminate them.
So I think Now it’s clear about bed bugs moving facts. If any question share with us in the comment box and if you enjoy the article SHARE it, as sharing is caring. 😉