Some Background Information
•Latest Research from Dr. Stephen A. Kells from the University of Minnesota has found the following: Bed bugs will aggregate close to their host due to assembly pheromones. They will also disperse due to Alarm pheromones. Although he has found some will just wander off-especially pregnant females.
•Bed bugs will normally feed just before dawn.
•Disturbed bed bugs will move to quieter areas and can move at the rate of 3 feet per minute.
WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
•We have found that bed bugs enter a structure primarily by being transported in luggage, used furniture, and reconditioned mattresses and couches. We have also found bed bugs arriving via laundry, from the apartment next door when a treatment is done incorrectly and in dry cleaning.
•Remember bed bugs are not associated with filth- bed bugs are associated with PEOPLE.