Welcome to the Bed Bug Knowledge Center
With the dramatic increase in bed bug cases over the last few years (up a reported 500%), the need for effective bed bug information regarding identification, prevention and treatments have come crashing to the forefront.
In no small part, getting the facts about these pests has become critical. If you are among the fortunate, a few prudent steps of prevention will allow you to avoid the bed bug problem. But, statistically, that seems to be moving less in your favor and more into the bed bug’s column.
In this section you will find all the relevant facts and figures about the cimex lectularius, aka the bed bug. Their lifecycle, breeding habits, feeding habits, and identification are all discussed. Plus, we’ll tell you how to avoid them, and if that fails, how to treat them.
Bed Bug Facts in a Nutshell
- Bed bugs feed mostly on human blood
- Bed bugs can lay 10 eggs per day
- Bed bugs can live a year or more without a blood meal
- Bed bugs are very difficult to treat, and effective treatment requires a pest control professional
- You do not have to throw out your expensive mattresses, box springs and pillows if you have bed bugs
5 Step Bed Bug Solution
And, if you find yourself with an unexpected and certainly unwanted infestation of bed bugs, here is a 4 step solution to get rid of the problem:
- Locate a reputable pest control professional. They will inspect your home to see if you have a bed bug problem, then recommend and apply the most effective treatments for your specific needs.
- Protect your mattresses, box springs and pillows with SecureSleep™ quality encasement products.
- Protect your clothing with SecureSleep™ laundry bags.
- Protect yourself when you travel with SecureSleep™ suitcase liners and travel pillow protectors.