Does Winter Weather Keep Bed Bugs Away?

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( — January 27, 2017) — Bed bugs have made a comeback in the United States in recent years. Until a few years ago, many people had never heard much about these pests, let alone seen them. However, bed bugs have become a huge problem in many public establishments and homes. Below is an overview of these pests and if they can survive the harsh conditions of winter. If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, contact pest control professionals like UltraPro Pest Protection for advice.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are reddish-brown insects that live by feeding on blood. While human blood is their preferred source of nutrition, they will feed on animals such as rodents, dogs and cats if humans are unavailable. At adulthood, bed bugs are oval-shaped and approximately 3/16″ in length. These pests can sometimes be mistaken for ticks.

Why Are Bed Bugs A Problem?

Bed bugs have a reputation for being very difficult to eliminate once they invade your home or hotel. These insects cannot fly or jump, but they can scramble across floors and walls quickly, making them difficult to pin down. Since bed bugs feed at night, many people are unaware for some time of the problem in their home. Bed bugs feed on the exposed areas of skin, leaving tiny red spots that look similar to mosquito bites on the skin. Once people are aware of the presence of these pests, many become frustrated because they do not know how to remove them from their homes. Bed bugs are hardy pests and have the ability to live without a blood meal for a full year.

Can Bed Bugs Survive The Cold?

Bed bugs are one pest that seems to know how to survive the cold. Unless temperatures are below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, these pests will find a way to live. What they will do is go into a hibernation once it becomes extremely cold, which increases their chances of survival. Unless you manage to live in a place that is below that 0 degree temperature all year long, you will be stuck with bed bugs.

It does not look like bed bugs will ever go away in this environment, which means you need to be vigilant during your travels. If you end up bringing these unwanted guests home with you, your best bet is to call pest control professionals like UltraPro Pest Protection to rid your home of these terrible houseguests.

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