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Bed Bugs Love Making A Home Within Your Dirty Clothes | Tucson Bed Bug Control Experts

Bed Bugs Love Making A Home Within Your Dirty Clothes | Tucson Bed Bug Control Experts

As far as humans are concerned, insects and/or arachnids are not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cleanliness. In fact, it could be said that many arthropods are filthy. Researchers have recently discovered that bed bugs are no exception, as they prefer to dwell within your dirty clothes.  Having a bed bug infestation is always stressful. According to Dr William Hentley from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, humans may unknowingly create conditions that are beneficial to the spread of bed bugs. For example, people can aid in the dispersal of bed bugs by leaving their dirty clothes lying about within our sleep-areas.

In case you have not noticed, many people are discussing bed bugs. During the past few years, bed bugs experienced a global “resurgence.” This resurgence of bed bugs comes as a result of decreased prices within the tourism industry. More and more people are traveling around the world, which causes an increase in bed bug infestations. Bed bugs have also increased their populations by infesting the clothes within people’s baggage. Bed bugs are designed to locate living areas where clothes are abundant.

Recently, one scientist explored the likelihood of bed bug infestations on baggage. According to Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Sheffield placed bedbugs into two different rooms. One room had an abundance of Co2, which simulates human environments. Our exhaling breath is full of Co2. The other room was not being fed Co2. It turned out that the bed bugs in the Co2 group showed more frequent nesting within clothing materials. Bedbugs must be able to sense the increase in Co2 in the air when humans are around. And when humans are around, our day-old clothes have more dead skin inside of them.


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