FAQ Bed Bug Facts

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Here are some common questions we get here at Tulsa Bed Bug Specialist if you any treatment service in the Tulsa, ok area call or text us at 918-892-5254

1. Why is bed bug extermination so expensive? 

Exterminating bed bugs can be a detailed and time-consuming service that takes experienced technicians plus specialized equipment and solutions.

2. Why do so many people have bed bugs?

Because travel and shipping have become so much more affordable bugs of all kinds have been able to infiltrate certain areas and items which has since been spread through homes hotels and public areas.

3. Will throwing away your furniture get rid of bed bugs?

Throwing away the furniture will not always get rid of the problem here in Tulsa, OK area we know if we find furniture in large trash cans it’s usually a sign someone used to have bed bugs or is still dealing with them. 

4. Why are bed bugs so hard to kill? 

Bed bugs have become resistant and Adaptive to store-bought pesticides and old-school methods also bed bugs are great hiders so knowing how to flush them out is key to Exterminating the infestation properly.

5. Where did I get bed bugs? 

Usually, you attract bed bugs by somebody coming over not knowing they have them, or visiting a friend’s house Hotel, or at school, gym, or movie theater and attracting them without knowing.

6. Is heat the best way to go?

Heat treatments is one option to kill bed bugs but it’s not the only way and sometimes usually not the most effective way.

7. If I wait for extermination what will happen? 

If you wait on Exterminating your bed bug infestation usually it grows to be a more of complicated treatment this means the cost could possibly go up when hiring a professional.

8. I think my roommate is bringing bed bugs to our home what do I do?

First, he or she needs to pinpoint where they might be coming from so figuring that out is key then you can come up with a plan to treat and prevent future infestation.

 9. Can u see bed bugs?

Bed bugs are visible to the eye but extremely small especially the eggs and pupils you might need a magnifying glass and flashlight or an experienced eye to find them.

10. What can I buy to get rid of bed bugs?

Usually, the store-bought products are not effective at killing bed bugs it’s usually a waste of money and eventually you’ll have to call a professional. Dalmatians Earth has a popular solution for treatment by it’s not an effective one.

11. How big are bed bug?

Bed bugs are you a full-grown bed bug that is about the size of an Appleseed and pupils are you smarter.

12. What do bed bugs look like?

Adult bed bugs are about 3/16” long and reddish-brown, with oval-shaped, flattened bodies

13. Do bed bugs feed on pets?

No, they don’t feed on pets normally but have been known to lay their eggs on them also pets have been known to transport them from house to house. 

14. How do u protect yourself from getting bed bugs?

Diatomaceous earth is a good prevention tool for bed bugs also getting a mattress cover can help in buying a new mattress.

15. Do mattress covers kill bed bugs?

Mattress covers do not exterminate the bed bugs or kill them it only protects your mattress from bed bugs and staining and also prevent you from buying another bed .i

16. Do beg bug bites look different from other bites?

As pest control professionals we are not doctors or dermatologists so we can’t identify bites compared to other pests everybody reacts differently to two bites of bed bugs so usually it’s best to take all bites seriously and get a professional to identify the past.

17. How do I know if u got bed bugs?

You first want to look for signs of bed bugs like brown or red spots or little dots like pepper of fecal matter if not sure call a professional for an inspection.

18. Do bed bugs like clothes?

Yes, they love finding in clothes and also pursue suitcases and pillows and sheets.

19. Are bed bugs common? 

Pest Control Tech magazine has research that one out of five people either have bed bugs or know somebody that has so having bed bugs is very common.

20. Where do bed bugs like to hide? 

Bed The usual place bed bugs like to hide is the headboard of a bed box spring and couches these are the most common areas where bed bugs bite you.

21. Can bed bugs fly?


22. Can Bed bugs make you sick?

Usually, No put but the irritation from the bites can make your skin l itch or develop a rash

23 Do bed bugs live in your hair?

Usually no but if an infestation gets out of hand they could possibly crawl in your hair if that happens you could just wash it out normally Make sure you use A fine tooth comb.

24. Can bed bugs live inside walls?


25. Can bed bugs live on animals?

it is very uncommon but not out of the possibility.

26. Do bed bugs smell?

Yes with a large enough infestation.

27. Why do bed bugs bite?

Bed bugs have developed from bat bugs over centuries of adapting they have developing a taste for humans.

28. Why do bed bugs exist?

Don’t know.

29. How do Bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread from friends coming over going over friends that have bed bugs. buying used furniture are hanging out in public places.

30. How do bed bugs travel?

Usually on clothes and inside bags.

31. How do bed bugs reproduce?

Through a process called traumatic insemination. Traumatic insemination, also known as hypodermic insemination, is the mating practice in some species of invertebrates in which the male pierces the female’s abdomen with his aedeagus and injects his sperm through the wound into her abdominal cavity.

32. How often do bed bugs lay eggs?

1 to 5 eggs per day

33. Do bed bug bites itch?


34. Do bed bugs get on air mattresses?

Although it’s harder for them to climb up on air mattresses they still can with enough time and enough bed bugs in the area

35. Do bed bugs get on dogs?

Possibly with a large enough infestation but usually bed bugs do not feed on dogs

36 . How quickly can bed bugs get out of control? 

Without professional treatment bed bugs can get out of control fast a low – medium infestation can take 3 to 6 months depending on how many people live in the home.

37. What do bed bugs look like?

Light brown, light red. 

38. What do bed bug eggs look like? 

Clear or Every light brown and grey.

39. What do bed bugs eat?

Bed bugs feed on people.

40. How big are bed bugs?

The size of an apple seed about the size of an apple seed (5-7 mm or 3/16 – 1/4 inch long); long and flat, oval-shaped body

41. How to check for bed bugs?

Use a flashlight to look for bed bugs around the bed mattress and inside the box spring. 

42. How to get rid of bed bugs fast?

Call Tulsa bed bug Specialist at 918-892-5254

43. Does Diatomaceous earth work to kill bed bugs?

Yes but slow.

44. What is the most effective bed bug treat?

Product or chemical application. 

45. How long do bed bugs live?

On average 3-7 months 

46. Can Bed bugs jump? 


46. Where to look for bed bugs?

Look under and around your beds and check inside box springs and couches.

47. Will bed bugs die in a hot car?

  Yes, bed bugs can die in a hot car if temperatures reach 120°F (49°C) or higher for at least 90 minutes.

48. Can you freeze bed bugs?

   Yes, freezing bed bugs at temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) for several days can kill them.

49. What temperature do bed bugs die at?

   Bed bugs die at temperatures of 120°F (49°C) or higher.

50. Are bed bug bites itchy?

   Yes, bed bug bites are usually itchy and may cause red, swollen welts on the skin.

51. Are bed bugs poisonous?

   No, bed bugs are not poisonous, but their bites can cause allergic reactions in some people.

52. Are bed bugs venomous?

   No, bed bugs are not venomous; they do not inject venom when they bite.

53. How many treatments should it take to kill bed bugs?

   Multiple treatments (typically 2-3) are often required to completely eliminate bed bugs.

54. How do bed bug foggers work?

   Bed bug foggers release insecticides into the air, which can kill exposed bed bugs but are often ineffective at reaching hidden areas.

55. How can you tell a flea from a bed bug?

   Fleas are smaller, darker, and can jump, while bed bugs are reddish-brown, larger, and cannot jump.

56. Can bed bugs travel on planes?

    Yes, bed bugs can travel on planes, often hitching rides in luggage or clothing.

57. Why does it take longer for some people to notice bed bugs and faster for others?

    Individual reactions to bed bug bites vary; some people may not react at all, while others may have immediate, severe reactions.

58. Will bed bugs feed on pets?

    Yes, bed bugs can feed on pets, though they prefer human blood

59. Is there a chemical-free treatment for bed bugs?

    Yes, heat treatments and steam treatments are effective chemical-free methods.

60. Does rubbing alcohol kill bed bugs?

    Rubbing alcohol can kill bed bugs on contact, but it is not effective as a long-term solution.

61. Does baking soda kill bed bugs?

    No, baking soda is not proven to be effective against bed bugs.

62. Can bed bugs survive outside?

    Bed bugs can survive outside temporarily but generally prefer indoor environments.

63. How fast can bed bugs move?

    Bed bugs can move at a speed of about 4 feet per minute.

64. Can bed bugs fly?

    No, bed bugs cannot fly; they do not have wings.

65. Do mattress encasements kill bed bugs?

    Mattress encasements do not kill bed bugs but trap them, preventing them from feeding and eventually causing them to starve.

66. Can bed bugs eat food?

    No, bed bugs do not eat food; they only feed on blood.

67. What is the difference between bed bugs and mites?

    Bed bugs are insects that feed on blood, while mites are arachnids that may feed on various substances, including skin flakes.

68. Can bed bugs be caused by a dirty house?

    Bed bugs are not caused by dirt; they can infest any environment, clean or dirty.

69. Does steam kill bed bugs?

    Yes, steam at 212°F (100°C) can kill bed bugs and their eggs on contact.

70. Do insect-repellent frequency devices work on bed bugs?

    No, there is no scientific evidence that ultrasonic frequency devices are effective against bed bugs.

71. Can you find bed bugs at an Airbnb home?

    Yes, bed bugs can be found in any temporary lodging, including Airbnb homes.

72. Can you find bed bugs in a medical facility?

    Yes, bed bugs can infest medical facilities, though they are less common there.

73. Are bed bug insecticides safe for treatment?

When used according to label instructions, bed bug insecticides are generally safe, but it’s best to consult a professional.

74. Does Raid kill bed bugs?

    Some Raid products are labeled to kill bed bugs, but effectiveness can vary.

75. Can bed bugs be found in outlets?

    Yes, bed bugs can hide in electrical outlets and other small crevices.

76. Can bed bugs travel from apartment to apartment?

    Yes, bed bugs can move between apartments through walls, electrical wiring, and plumbing.

77. Do bed bugs have any predators?

    Yes, predators of bed bugs include spiders, cockroaches, and some types of ants.

78. Can bed bugs get in electronics?

    Yes, bed bugs can hide in electronics, especially if they are near sleeping areas.

79. Why do some pest control professionals not offer heat treatments?

    Heat treatments require specialized equipment and training, and not all pest control companies have the necessary resources.

80. What is a bed bug’s real or scientific name?

    The scientific name for bed bugs is *Cimex lectularius*.

81. Do bed bugs only infest beds?

    No, bed bugs can infest any furniture, including couches, chairs, and even cracks in walls.

82. How fast do bed bugs move?

    Bed bugs can move at a speed of about 4 feet per minute.

83. Can bed bugs cause anxiety?

    Yes, bed bug infestations can cause significant anxiety and stress.

84. Do bed bugs prefer certain types of blood?

    Bed bugs are not particularly picky about blood types but may prefer certain hosts based on factors like body heat and carbon dioxide.

85. Do bed bugs prefer certain kinds of fabrics?

    Bed bugs are more likely to hide in fabrics with more folds and creases, but they do not prefer any specific fabric type.

86. Do bed bugs make sounds?

    No, bed bugs do not make sounds.

87. Can bed bugs get in your hair?

    Bed bugs generally do not live in hair like lice but can bite the scalp.

88. Can dryer sheets kill bed bugs?

    No, dryer sheets do not kill bed bugs.

89. Can bed bugs hide in curtains?

    Yes, bed bugs can hide in curtains and other fabric items.

90. Do bed bugs need water?

    Bed bugs get the moisture they need from their blood meals and do not require additional water.

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