As we’ve detailed in numerous blogs, bed bugs are absolutely terrible in every conceivable way. In the house or in a hotel, they play absolutely no part in the world, existing only to make your life miserable until you purchase an all-natural bed bug killer from the Bed Bug Store.
BUT…that doesn’t mean they aren’t interesting! Let’s take a look at some of the numbers you might experience as you deal with bed bugs.
That’s the number of milliliters that bed bugs are taking from you in a bite. That’s actually less than many other types of blood-eating insects such as the mosquito, horsefly, or tick.
Of course, it’s not the amount of blood that they’re taking that’s actually having an effect on your life. Your body has already replaced that blood before the bed bugs even crawl off of you, but you still have to deal with the itching associated with it. There’s also the social stigma with bed bug bites on areas of your body that aren’t covered by clothing. Of course, perhaps the worst part about bed bugs might be the mere thought that they’re just waiting to attack you once you fall asleep. This can wreak havoc with your sleep schedule.
That’s the number of bites you’d have to get in one night to be completely drained of blood! Has this ever happened? No, but it’s an interesting little back-of-the-envelope figure.
That’s the number of eggs that a female bed bug can lay in a lifetime. While that might not be as many as a housefly, that’s 500 more bed bugs that you can get from a single pregnant female that catches a ride into your bedroom on your luggage. That’s why it’s a good idea to have bedbug traps in your house perpetually. If you can prevent that one-bed bug before it lays its eggs, you can prevent an entire infestation. (Bed bugs are amazingly good at offsetting the effects of inbreeding, so don’t think that that’s going to stop them.)
The number of larval stages a bed bug goes through before it becomes an adult. Bed bugs are colorless when they come out of the egg, but they turn darker as they have blood meals. They require a full blood meal just before they molt their skins and become larger.
Bed bugs, whether they’re nymphs or adults, will be hiding during the day. But our bed bug light can be used to detect the egg cases and the fecal spots more easily so that you know where to put the traps and our natural bed bug spray.
Adult bed bugs are small at about 5.5 millimeters, but they can be seen by most people. Nymphs are smaller, of course, and eggs are too small for most people to see unless they’re found in large groups and are against a dark background. Unfortunately, that’s not the way that most bed bugs lay their eggs.
12 months. That’s how long a bed bug can live, biting you hundreds of times during that time. Oh, and they’ll also be mating and producing more bed bugs for seven of those 12 months. That’s why you can’t let them reach maturity. Spray them with our all-natural bed bug killer, suck them up in your vacuum, and steam them to death with our heavy-duty bed bug steam cleaner!
That’s the number of feet that bed bugs will travel for a meal. As we’ve told you before, bed bugs are attracted to you by the C02 (carbon dioxide) you exhale. They’ll find you anywhere.
You might say “that’s a long way for such a tiny creature to walk for a meal.” That’s true, but it’s also a long way in a house! Most houses aren’t more than 70 feet long in any direction, meaning that bed bugs have no trouble traversing the entire length of a house in order to get to you. That’s why you might want bed bug traps everywhere in your house, not just in the bedrooms.
This is the number of days an adult can survive without eating. That’s more than a year in ideal conditions. Of course, those are laboratory conditions. You should be more concerned with...
That’s the number of months that most bed bugs survive without feeding. So even if you have an extended stay overseas or your business transfers you for a couple of months, you’ll still come back to some very alive, and very hungry, bed bugs.
That’s how many shops you need to rid yourself of bed bugs. As in “the Bed Bug Store is your 1-stop-shop for an effective, natural bed bug treatment.”
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