There are a lot of misconceptions about bed bugs. Some people believe these little insects live only in dirty hotels or cramped apartments, but the truth is they are found all around the globe in all types of living conditions. Bed bugs are good at hiding, so an infestation can be difficult to see right away. Some information about bed bugs goes against what people commonly believe.


1. They Move Slowly

Bedbugs are not like fleas, ants, or other insects that can dart around at top speed. Some ants can move as fast as three inches per second or about 12 feet a minute. In contrast, bed bugs only move three to four feet per minute, and that is on a flat surface with no obstacles.

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