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What Do I Need To Know About Bed Bug Behavior?

Bed bug behavior is pretty straightforward: find a host, eat often and mate when possible. Bed bugs don’t do anything else. Bed bugs do not disperse seeds or cycle nutrients back into the soil. They don’t control the population of their prey or even provide a major food source for some other predator. 

A few insect species including the cockroach, and a few kinds of ants and centipedes might eat a bed bug once in a while, they provide no overt role in their larger ecosystem. 

Bed bugs have two major functions to the exclusion of all else: they eat and mate. And that’s it. 

Do Bed Bugs Live In My Walls?

Bed bugs do two things: eat and breed. It can take bed bugs up to several weeks to digest one meal. Because bed bugs need so much time to digest and want to be as protected as possible while doing so, they spend most of their life hiding. They will seek out a hiding spot that will promise the least potential disturbance. 

This can be in the walls of your home as well as the floor, floorboards, furniture and anything else that can provide an untroubled place for them to hide. Bed bugs are adept hiders due to the fact that their bodies are flat which help them to hide in the tiniest of cracks and crevices nearly anywhere in your home that is close to where humans fall asleep. 

Do Bed Bugs Travel? Will They Live On My Ceiling?

Bed bugs will set up camp wherever they can and are equal opportunity squatters. Bed bugs have claws at the end of their legs which enable them to scale walls of your home and bedroom to find any out of the way spot where they won’t be disrupted. This includes ceilings and ceiling corners. They can even travel through walls and apartments, hotel rooms and offices that share walls with an infested room can be susceptible to an infestation as well.

Bed bugs will travel to wherever they need whenever they need to. They are happy to come out during the day if you are napping, though they prefer to feed at night. Though they can travel up to 100 feet in a day, they prefer to live around 8 feet from their human meal.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Bed Bugs in My Walls?

Bed bugs are so notoriously hard to find that despite looking for them, you may not find them all. It can take a highly trained and knowledgable pest control specialist to identify all the bed bugs and their hiding spaces in your home. This is why the first course of action, if you think you may have bed bugs in your home, is to call a pest control professional immediately. 

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