Bed bugs is a common household bugs that are found in the house and they basically stay at the side of you and where you sleep. They are very small insects and can stay into small and narrow places. So they can spread easily. But how do bed bugs spread and how to prevent bed bugs spreading?
Bed bugs can live both narrow, small and nasty places. So they can spread very quickly before we realize it. But if you can catch them in the very beginning of their spreading, you can become success to stop their spreading in your home. If we able to stop their spreading process, we’ll able to reduce the infestation area and it’ll make the process of removing them easy.
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We should know that bed bugs are little insect that are 1mm to 7mm in size and bear six legs for movement. Do bed bugs fly? No! they can’t fly or even they can’t jump also. They move only by CREAWLING. Though they move by crawling, but they can spread easily in your room and in the belongings that you possess.
Bed bugs are brown in color and reddish when they take blood. They feed with blood and very much fond of human blood. Female bed bugs lay 200-500 eggs in a life and from one gestation they can produce Nymphs (baby bed bugs) near about 2 to 3 month and it’s all to spread bed bugs in your whole house.
See also: What is a bed bug
So we should careful at the beginning level of their infestation to prevent bed bugs.
How do bed bugs spread:
Many of our readers tell us if bed bugs can’t fly or jump, how do bed bugs spread or how they reach in our room so rapidly. Why they spreading all over the world so easily? Yes! Bed bugs is now available all over world. In the past we thought that bed bugs are the only problem of third world country or those who leave under poverty. But now it’s the wrong idea. In every 5 US citizen, 3 are the victim by these little insects and who has experience to live with bed bugs, he or she knows how can boring and irritating can become a bed bugs?
So How do bed bugs spread?
Here we’ll focus most 10 reasons of spreading bed bugs. Let’s begin…
When we travel
Are you astonished? How bed bugs can travel with us? Yes! Bed bugs can travel with you. Generally, bed bugs travel with you by your belongings like luggage, bag and cloth and even with your children’s toys.
As bed bugs are so small insects and they can hide easily in the above mentioned things. So they can reach easily in your room by this items. So bed bugs can spread so quickly.
For their feeding habit
Bed bugs can live a lot of days without feeding. Researcher have found that an adult bed bugs can live 5 to 6 months without feeding and a Nymphs (baby bed bugs) can live 1 to 2 months without taking a single meal. So when they stay in your room and there have no options to find any meal, they can also survive themselves and when they get chance to stay they can easily spread all over room.
For their movement
Bed bugs can move 1 to 3 feet within a minute and over a full night they can go 10 to 100 feet by only crawling. By movement they can spread one room to another very easily and from one apartment to another over a night.
So if bed bugs get chances it’s no matter to spread within several days all over room and the very close apartment of you.
For life cycle process
Though female bed bugs mate only 5 to 10 times in their whole life. But she can lay eggs 200-500 in her life time and bed bugs can bear the sperm more than 2-3 months by only one-time mate. So one single female bed bug is enough to full fill your house with a lot of babies.
Though female bed bugs need to take meal at least one to produce eggs and a male bedbug can’t able to mate without taking meal.
Read also: bed bug life cycle
Capacity to live in any temperature
Bed bugs can live in any temperature and even any environment. They can live between -5 to 45°C temperature. So if you want to prevent them we have to keep our house temperature over the temperature and we follow the method when we want to kill them.
For their Size
Bed bugs are small in size and they never go over 1 mm to 7 mm. Though they are very small in size, they can travel with any household items from one place to another and they can live in a very small and narrow places for their size. So it’s easy to spread for them.
For hiding capability
Bed bugs can hide any place in your house. Mostly bed bugs hide in the mattress, bed cover and cloths. Even bed bugs can lay eggs in the cloths and they can spread their life span there. Bed bugs can travel by your shirts and instrument easily. So is it impossible to spread bed bugs quickly?
Lack of awareness
If you ask me, how do bed bugs spread? I’ll tell first for our lack of awareness.
When bed bugs start to stay with us, we never take step to stop them from the first time. Even We neglect the matter and think it’ll stop automatically. But reality tell difference. So bed bugs get chance to spread in your room easily.
Bed bugs choose nasty places very much, that means if your bed is not clean up regularly as well as the room, then bed bugs love the place and get facility to spread quickly.
If you don’t take step quickly
Bed bugs start to live in your house or room and they can increase their life span easily and if you think they will vanish automatically, then you’ll see the infestation among 1 or 2 months quickly as they get opportunity to spread. They will cover your whole room surprisingly.
So what should we do to prevent bed bugs spreading? Keep reading the next step to know how to prevent bed bugs spreading.
Read also: How do bed bugs come from?
How to prevent bed bugs spreading:
In the first paragraph we have learnt, how do bed bugs spread, but do we know how to prevent them? Now we’ll know the step how to prevent their spreading process. Follow the step…
- when you travel keep your luggage and bags in the safety places. Generally, never keep bags at the side of wall, because wall in the back side is the best place where bed bugs are seen. So keep away from nasty walls to prevent spreading bed bugs.
- Learn clearly the identifying process of bed bugs. It’ll do easy to take step quickly.
- Never take time to take step if you see bed bugs in your room. If you take time they’ll spread too quickly. So take step from the first day of identifying to get solution quickly and permanently. Thus we can prevent bed bugs spreading.
- keep your room neat and clean, it’ll stop their spreading process.
- check their hiding place to get rid of bed bugs. As soon as we able to identify their hiding place, we’ll able to clean them.
- If you stay in a hotel, where bed bugs are available, inform the authority or management team to take step or you can choose another room for not bearing bed bugs with you. Because bed bugs can come with you from the hotel in your house.
- If any guest come to visit you and if you see infestation of bed bugs in your room, inform your guest about this. He or she can aware about them and will not go bed bugs to their room and will not able bed bugs to spread as well.
At the we complete the article by saying that bed bugs mostly spread by travelling with us and by going other apartment by crawling. On the other hand, they are very capable to stay any places and any environment. So bed bugs is spreading rapidly.
Now a session for you…What do you think, how do bed bugs spread in your room or house or in your locality and how do you prevent them? We’re waiting to hear from you.
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