With the arrival of these colder seasons, it is normal to be a pause in insect bites. Most mosquitoes and other insects die or spend the winter away from human contact. However, bed bugs are part of the group of exceptions. Although these are less invasive in winter, they continue to live in the seams of mattresses and in the crevices of furniture, waiting for the perfect opportunity to bite.
Do bed bugs hibernate in winter?
Like most insects, bed bugs do not hibernate. It is true that they decrease their activity and that they reproduce less than in the warmer seasons. But this does not mean that they are not active. In fact, like other predatory insects, bed bugs seek warm environments where their food source is abundant, in order to spend the harsh winter months. And is there a better place than your home?
How to prevent bed bugs in winter?
As mentioned before, in the colder seasons the bed bugs calm down a little and do not start large infestations in cities (as they do in the hot months). However, it is essential to take preventive measures against these insects in order to reduce the risk of infestation.
The truth is that most people believe that bedbugs only cling to us in hotel beds, which is not true. These can even be, for example, on bus seats!
For this reason it is essential that you prevent the spread of this pest in the following way:
– Wash your clothes after school or work;
– Wash sheets and bedding routinely;
– Whenever you buy second-hand clothes or textiles, check them well before putting them indoors;
– Periodically inspect your home, looking for signs of bed bugs.
However, we know that sometimes, no matter how hard you try to prevent it, this pest manages to settle in your home anyway. It is for this reason that Truly Nolen exists and guarantees you efficiency in terms of bed bug control service.
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