Do bed bugs fly?

Do bed bugs fly?

Do bed bugs have wings? Do bed bugs fly? Do bed bugs flyBed bugs are wingless insects, that means they do not have wings, and they are not capable of flight. They do possess wing pads, but these pads are undeveloped and are not fit for flights. Bedbugs mode of movement is crawling or climbing to reach their destination. Also, bed bugs cannot jump.

Can bed bugs fly into buildings and homes?

Bed bugs can’t fly, but they have their way of gaining access into your homes. No matter how clean your house, maybe, bed bugs can still gain entrance to your home unknown to you. They can latch on to you or your items and gain entry to your house. You often pick up these bed bugs from public places such as;

  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Public transports
  • Cruise ships
  • Homeless shelters and so on

Once inside your home, these wingless creatures can spread quickly. The female bed bug with a constant supply of blood meal can lay up to about 500 eggs in her entire lifetime.

Upon gaining entrance to your house, these tiny creatures are good when it comes to hiding in cracks, crevices and carpets. They prefer staying hidden as it gives them time to rest, feed and breed.

Bed bug control

Even though bed bugs can’t fly, it can be quite difficult to control an infestation. Their ability to stay hidden while they breed makes them challenging to exterminate except with the aid of a professional pest controller

Bed bug Trap

Do traps work for bed bugs

Bed bugs are top in everyone’s most feared house pests. This is the reason why several bed bug traps and other deterrents are springing up everywhere in the market. These traps often provide relief for homeowners who seek a swift, cheap and straightforward solution for their bed bug infestation. Unfortunately, most of these DIY methods are practically ineffective against any of these pestilences.

Chemical deterrents

Bed bug traps often take the form of tiny lustrous pods designed to attract the pests and lure them inside to chemicals that would exterminate them. However, bed bugs are known to be resistant to most chemical treatments. Despite what they claim, everyday products like sprays and fogging machines are also ineffective.

Common ineffective traps

Among the list of ineffective solutions of bed bug traps are ultrasonic pest repellents. These repellents are plug into electrical outlets and use sound pulses to repel the bugs. Other homemade solutions involve the use of cutouts of two-liter bottles to cover up the legs of furniture and bed to protect them from pest exposure

 

Brad

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