One of the biggest debates in pest control today is bed bug bites vs mosquitos. The reason is because there are more reported cases of bed bugs in the U.S. than in any other country. It is estimated that they cost Americans over $5 Billion dollars due to illness and deaths caused by bed bugs each year. Here is a comparison of the two insect’s behavior so you can make an informed decision on your next step in pest control.
Bed Bugs Vs Mosquitoes
Bed bugs are generally found in sleeping areas such as beds, couches, and even mattresses but can also be found in other places. They are not active at night, which makes them easy to find in large homes or apartments that are full of human activity. Their only food source is human blood. While bed bug bites are generally less uncomfortable than mosquito bites, they can still be very itchy. Some people have even developed an allergic reaction from bed bug bites so it is important to know if you are susceptible to these bites before you decide to treat your home.
There is no direct relationship between bed bugs and mosquitoes. They do not pass disease between themselves nor do they bite humans to feed. The problem lies in the fact that their breeding cycle allows them to lay hundreds of eggs in a short amount of time. They can become resistant to pesticides over time and it will be years until you can fully exterminate yourself from becoming their next victim.