How many bed bugs does it take to screw in a lightbulb? I don’t know but it only takes one to start an infestation.
A recent study done at Sheffield University in the UK has revealed that a bed bug infestation can arise from one single pregnant female. One.
The scientists found through DNA testing that all of the bed bugs in many infestations can be descended from one female. And one female can lay up to 500 eggs in her reproductive lifetime.
You probably wouldn’t assume that bringing home just one bed bug from a hotel room or home of a friend could start you down a road that you don’t want to travel, but it really could.
We have lots of tips on our blog for avoiding bringing bed bugs home–you can read them HERE!
But if you do find that a bed bug (or even two or three) has made it into your environment, don’t panic and don’t go into denial. Even one pregnant bed bug can make 500 babies before you know it! Call Alliance Environmental Group and let us treat your bed bugs with heat before they become an even bigger problem. And they will. Give that female bed bug three weeks and she can start a dynasty!