Bed Bug Facts

Bed bugs come out at night to feed exlusively on blood, and adult bed bugs can live a year without a meal.  

Bed bugs have been making a comeback since the late 90's, returning stronger than ever.  There are at least 3 factors that may be contributing:

  • Increased international travel and immigration
  • Changing pest control methods
  • Bed bugs developing an immunity to insectides

Bed bug infestations have been found all over North America - in high and low-end residential areas, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, movie theatres, universities and public schools.  In Michigan, they can wreak havoc in apartments and homes.

Bed bugs are flat, allowing them to get in or behind just about anything.  When first infesting a place, they will migrate to areas of least exposure, such as the mattress or box spring, making them hard to detect.  It only takes about 3-4 months for a home to be fully infested and this is only when the bugs become visible.