Do Bed Bugs Fly?

Most common places for bed bugs

Bed bugs are one of the most annoying pests to have. They bother your sleep, leave nasty stains, and are hard to find. If they could fly, we’d have one more reason to dislike them! While you might have heard that bed bugs can fly, they do not have wings and are not able to fly through the air. You might be wondering, then…


How Do Bed Bugs Get Around So Fast?


Bed bugs travel by latching themselves onto others. They can ride around on your coat, in your luggage, or in your bags. When people carrying bed bugs go across town, across the state, or across the country, they bring those bed bugs with them, depositing them in a new location. This is why you hear about bed bugs in hotels. Once eliminated, they can easily return if a new customer happens to bring them in with their luggage.

Bed Bug While Traveling


What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?


These insects are extremely small, with up to ten of them fitting in the space of a single screw head in a couch or chair. They are brown and oval in shape, and they can be found not only in beds, but in couches, backpacks, and other soft spaces. They are also nocturnal, which makes them difficult to spot during the day.  


How Can I Tell if I Have Bed Bugs?


Check the corners of your furniture; common places for bed bugs include beds, box springs, couches, and chairs will show shed exoskeletons and/or small brown stains if bed bugs are present. You might also find egg shells. Be sure to look along seams as well. Look in between cushions, along side tables, and on your headboard. If you see any small spots, that’s a sure sign you have bed bugs. It’s time to do something about it; call the team at Clegg’s Pest Control for an inspection today!

Bed bug exterminator


How Can I Treat Bed Bugs?

 

While it may be tempting to try and treat a bed bug problem yourself, it’s not always as simple as it sounds. Bed bugs have become resistant over the counter products, and they are also great at hiding, which makes it difficult to know which areas to treat.


It’s best to use a pest control professional who has the skills and tools at hand to effectively combat your bed bug problem. Here at Clegg’s Pest Control, we use the latest techniques and safest materials to eliminate bed bugs. We also work hard to locate them all with the help of our two bed bug detection dogs who help us find each and every pest. When you work with our team of pest control heroes, both two- and four-legged, you’ll get a thorough treatment the first time around.  

Cleggs Bed Bug Detection Dogs Rambo and Smoke

Choose Clegg’s Pest Control


Going to bed at night shouldn’t cause stress. When you want to kick those bed bugs to the curb, contact the team at Clegg’s, a family owned and operated business that puts you first. We’ll be happy to schedule your free inspection and provide you with a custom treatment plan, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and get a full estimate of cost. We work hard to earn your business and look forward to giving you the pest-free home or office you deserve! Call us today at 888-MRCLEGG to get started.

 

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