25 Most Disturbing Facts About Bed Bugs

For years, most people thought bed bugs were a thing of the past. The old saying, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” practically lost its meaning. However, there’s been a resurgence. By building a resistance to pesticides, bed bugs have become resilient and widespread. Worst yet, trying to get rid of them is like pulling teeth and nigh-impossible. While they usually don’t cause hazardous health problems, they aren’t fun to have around; getting rid of them is definitely in your best interest. Interested to hear about nighttime creepy crawlies? Here are 25 Most Disturbing Facts About Bed Bugs.


Adult bed bugs are about the size, shape and color of an apple seed.

bed bugsSource: https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/bed-bugs-appearance-and-life-cycle

They hide when you're awake and find clever hiding spots.

Bed bugs grossSource: http://rockymountainbedbug.com/blog/2016/09/10-facts-you-may-not-know-about-bed-bugs-part-1

Bed Bugs are literally all over the world, including all 50 States. You can't escape.

earthSource: http://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/six-facts-you-didnt-know-about-bed-bugs/

Bed Bugs can survive a long time without food. How long? Try five months.

adult bed bugSource: https://www.terminix.com/bed-bug-control/behavior/diet/living-without-food/

They're feeding patterns are nocturnal; they'll create a line of bites from your exposed skin on up.

bug bitesSource: https://www.terminix.com/bed-bug-control/behavior/

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