Bed bugs (labeled lectularius) may be waging a nightly assault on your household, so it’s important to know who you’re up against. Even before you hire a pest control company, learning about bed bug behavior is your first line of defense. Get inside the mind of these terrifying house invaders to scare them away. Here’s how to currently do it.

Interesting Bed Bug Behavior


The majority of feeding occurs at night, and even the “breakfast, lunch, and dinner” biting pattern is common. This implies that the bed bug will feed where your exposed skin meets the bedding first, then move up for “lunch” before moving again and drawing their third bite, forming a distinct line of bites. As dozens of bed bugs feed on your blood as you sleep, you may acquire a single bite or possibly a larger cluster of bites.


Do Bed Bugs Smell Humans – Feeding Time


You won’t wake up during a bed bug feeding because of the anesthetic in their saliva and the highly pointed, straw-like mouth they use to pierce your skin and drinking your blood. Because the saliva also contains an anticoagulant that prevents blood from clotting, a typical meal only takes three to ten minutes before the bed bug is gorged on your blood.


Bed bugs will rush back to hiding sites in your room’s baseboards, floors, box springs, carpeting, picture frames, crevices, books, and other areas after feasting. Bed bugs often hide within eight feet of their victims, digesting their blood, mating, and laying eggs before returning to your bed for another feeding in five to ten days, according to research.


Strangely enough, it’s not the fragrance of humans that attracts these pests from all corners of your house to your bed. Human aldehydes in high doses actually repel bed bugs. Instead, the CO2, warmth, and moisture that your body produces can attract these bloodthirsty bed bugs to your bedside, which they can detect from a distance of three feet. They also look for blood meals in sporadic patterns.

Reproduction and Spreading of Bed Bugs


Invading, proliferating, and entirely taking over your bed is how bed bugs behave. They return to their concealed tunnels after feeding to digest the blood meals and start the violent bed bug mating process.


A single female can lay anywhere from one to twelve eggs per day, for a total of 200 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. Can you guess where all those offspring will eat? When you compound that reproduction rate by the number of bed bugs in your home, it’s easy to see why experts say there’s never just one bed bug.


Between each of its five nymph phases, bed bugs require a blood meal after hatching. Exoskeletons (i.e., bed bug shells) are a telltale secondary symptom of infestation since they molt after each phase. As they eat between phases, immature bed bugs become darker and larger until they reach adulthood. If the conditions are appropriate (between 70°F and 90°F), an egg can fully mature into an adult in as little as a month and a half. With the correct conditions, an adult bed bug can live anywhere from four months to more than a year. The entire time they are feeding, breeding, and spreading the infection.


Based on our understanding of bed insect behavior, we may expect this feeding and mating cycle to continue indefinitely. That is why you require the assistance of an expert. For a variety of reasons, bed bugs are extremely tough to eradicate. They can last a year without eating, can withstand temperatures ranging from 0 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and are even evolving to resist pyrethroid insecticides.


Signs that You May have Bed Bugs

Bites aren’t always a reliable indicator of bed bugs. It might be difficult to tell the difference between bed bug bites and other insect bites. Instead, check for shed skins, rust-colored patches on the mattress and bedding (bed insect feces), blood spots on your sheets and pajamas, and a musty, sweet-smelling odor as secondary indicators of bed insect infestation.


The gold standard for identifying a bed bug infestation is physically spotting these voracious insects. Unfortunately, bed bugs are nocturnal, making it difficult to trap one. Place collected bed bugs in a sealed container and show them to an expert if you’re lucky.


At the first sign of bed bugs, contact Whistler Bed Bug Control. We understand bed insect behavior and will give you with a free bed bug inspection and a battle plan to help you win the war against bed bugs.

What Attracts Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs, like mosquitoes and other similar insects, are drawn to human blood. However, unlike other insects… They are unable to fly or jump.

Unlike ticks, they can’t live on their hosts long enough to obtain a full meal.

As a result, bed bugs must find another way to feed on their hosts, such as waiting until it is safe to approach them. This is why bed bugs like to feed on their victims while they are sleeping. Because of their small size and pale hue, bed bugs are difficult to spot while they are young. However, as they grow older, you should be able to see them more easily…

In reality, those who pay attention will notice…

Bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye. Unless they’re in a cluttered atmosphere where they’re hard to find. It’s important to remember that it’s not the mess that attracts bed bugs, but rather other variables.


Bed bugs are primarily caused by a general lack of awareness. However, if you know what to look for, you can find them.

For example:

  • How to identify bed bugs before they spread…
  • The procedures you take to avoid the specific causes of bed bugs…
  • And how to get rid of bed bugs…

It’s unlikely that you’ll be afflicted with a serious infestation.

So don’t sit around and allow bed bugs to take over your home. If you find even one bed bug, it’s vital that you act quickly.


Where Do Bed Bugs come From? Blood Suckers

The principal hosts of bed bugs are humans (as well as the primary source of food).

It’s no wonder, then, that bed bugs can be found all throughout the world.

Cases have been reported in every state in the United States. Because of the high number of foot activity in these establishments, many people believe that bed bugs are mostly found in motels and hotels for a site.

Bed bugs, on the other hand, can appear practically wherever…

They hitchhike from one location to the next.

The following are some of the lesser-known locations where bed bugs can be found:

  • Offices
  • Educational institutions
  • Nursing homes
  • Police and fire stations
  • Vehicles such as cars, buses, trains, taxis, and cruise ships
  • Daycare facilities
  • Libraries
  • Federal buildings
  • Homes
  • Retailers and other commercial facilities
  • Hotel or motel rooms


Bed bugs are likely to be encountered anywhere you go, and you will unwittingly bring them home with you. Be careful while visiting the hotel. 


Regardless of how clean your home is, this could lead to an infestation.


In the absence of victims, bed bugs will seek them out elsewhere, whether at home, at work, or elsewhere.


Bed Bugs and Food

It’s crucial news to keep in mind that certain meals attract common rats and pests.


For instance, consider mice and rats:

Foods like peanut butter, hot dogs, almonds, and dried fruit attract them.

On the other hand, insects such as bedbugs…


To survive, only warm-blooded organisms are required.

Bed bugs do feed on animals in some circumstances, but for the most part, they only prey on people.


Bed bugs are classified as parasites because of this. Which is a creature that relies on the survival of another species (a host).


So, to respond to this question….

Humans are drawn to bed bugs.

Specifically, by their own body heat and carbon dioxide exhaled by humans.

Blood accounts for around 7% of a person’s total weight. So, if an adult male’s average weight is 180 pounds:

That’s a little more than 12 pounds of blood.


To put it another way…

These organisms have an almost limitless supply of food thanks to us. Although bed bugs may be more attracted to certain persons than others.

This isn’t due to blood type…

Bed bugs, on the other hand, may be more attracted to you as a result of the following:

  • You sleep with a significant amount of skin exposed.
  • You don’t have any hair on your body.
  • You don’t sleep still

There are also cases where people do not react at all to bites.

So you may believe bed bugs aren’t biting you because your skin doesn’t respond poorly to the bites and hence you aren’t aware of them.


Smells that Attract Bed Bugs

To begin, it’s important to know that cleaning products do not attract or repel bed bugs.


According to what we know, there is no proof that goods you use on a regular basis in your home are harmful….


For example:

  • Bleach
  • Fabric softener
  • Windex
  • Scented candles


According to Dr. Regine Greis, bed bugs are drawn to a substance called histamine (who is famous for letting bed bugs bite her over 180,000 times).

Histamine builds up on bed bugs’ skin and feces to signal to their pals where they can eat safely.


This is a frequent technique for these insects to interact, according to researchers.


(Through the Histamine build-up)


When an infestation is neglected, this pheromone causes problems. The accumulation of Histamine will cause the infection to spread if it is not addressed.

Bed Bugs attracted to Perfume?

There are no home goods that will specially attract bed bugs, as previously stated.


As a result, powerful fragrances like perfume have little effect on an existing…


Alternatively, a potential bed bug invasion.


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