Don’t let them bite. A few things about Bed Bugs

August 24, 2020 2:45 pm


There is a very old saying “Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”. The first part relates to the rope that was used to hold up a mattress, it occasionally needed to be tightened so it didn’t sag in the middle. The second part related to a very common problem at the time, the Bed bug. Bed Bugs are real things and if you have an infestation of them it becomes deeply irritating. Not to worry, help is at hand in the shape of a Pest Control Southend based company They can come in and remove them for you. Here are some facts about this bedtime menace.

  1. They don’t mind the cold. Popular opinion suggests that bed bugs hate the cold so you should stick your mattress outside or take the covers of and open a window. Sadly these remarkable creatures are more than happy in the cold even able to take subzero temperatures. You needed to keep the mattress out for weeks in temperature below zero to get rid of them.

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  1. They know your sleep patterns. As you are their food Bed bugs will adapt to when you go to bed, Naturally nocturnal they become diurnal if you start sleeping regularly int he day.
  2. You can’t always know when they’ve bit you. Some people report big red welts, others haven’t even noticed. It’s also impossible to tell if it’s a bed bug or something else that’s bit you.


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  1. They are not invisible. They are very tiny and you’d need a magnifying glass for the baby ones but the adults are as big as an apple seed.