Questions About Bed Bugs

does goodwill treat clothes for bed bugs?

Can You Get Bed Bugs from Charity Stores?

Bed bugs are a perennial problem for businesses that deal with people’s donated possessions. Goodwill stores, charity shops, and thrift stores accept pre-owned clothes and furniture from members of the public. Sadly, they don’t always perform adequate checks to ensure that these items aren’t infested with bed bugs. The onus […]

How to Use UV Light to Detect Bed Bugs

How To Use UV Light To Detect Bed Bugs

Finding bed bugs in a dark room is a difficult task, but UV light can make it easier to see them. Bed bugs are hiding experts, so anything that makes detecting bed bugs easier can be beneficial. Phosphors in many insects’ shells absorb ultraviolet light and give off visible light. […]

why do bed bugs hide in curtains?

Do Bed Bugs Live in Curtains?

Bed bugs are difficult to find. Their reputation comes from their ability to live and survive in lots of places around the home. They especially like dark places where they can stay hidden, like curtains. Bed bugs can live in any drapes made of fabric. They are drawn to fabric […]

Do Bed Bugs have wings?

Do Bed Bugs Fly or Have Wings?

Many household pest species have wings and can fly. You rarely see them do so because it draws attention, and everything is within crawling distance. Bed bugs can’t fly because they don’t have wings. Their evolutionary ancestors used to have wings like other bugs. But bed bugs got rid of […]

Are Bed Bug Eggs Hard or Soft?

Are Bed Bug Eggs Hard or Soft?

Bed bug eggs are tiny, so it’s easy to mistake them for something else. Learning how to identify bed bug eggs is critical, and one identifying factor is whether their texture is hard or soft. Bed bug eggs are soft and easy to squash, like a bed bug nymph. They […]

Do Bed Bugs Pretend to Be Dead?

Do Bed Bugs Pretend to Be Dead?

If you’ve had bed bug treatment, there will be dead bed bugs around. But what if some of those bugs aren’t dead, but pretending? Other bug species are known for playing dead. Bed bugs don’t know how to play dead. If you ever see a bed bug that’s entirely still […]

Do Bed Bugs Drown in Water?

Do Bed Bugs Drown in Water?

Anyone with parasitic pests wants to find DIY bed bug treatment that works quickly and easily. Having them killed is expensive and time-consuming. If bed bugs drown in water, then that could be the cheapest way to kill them. Bed bugs do drown because they don’t know how to swim. […]