Fortunately, bed bugs cannot fly. Though bed bugs appear to have small wings, they are not functional. Bed bugs are also incapable of jumping any significant distance like fleas do. Bed bugs can only crawl, usually to scurry between their hiding place and their food source. They spend the majority of their lives in hiding, so unless you’re the victim of a particularly nasty bed bug infestation, it’s unlikely you’ll see them moving around unless they’re seeking food.
Bed bugs are good climbers, however, and will climb vertical surfaces to reach a food source. This means they can scale walls and other furniture including your bedposts to reach you without flying or jumping. Some people find mattress covers and bedpost protectors help lessen the number or bed bug bites they receive, though it should be noted neither of these result in permanent bed bug removal. To discuss a solution for your bed bug infestation, call a professional bed bug removal company.
Magical Pest Control is a respected leader in Toronto bed bug removal. We offer free consultations over the phone and will work with you on an appropriate bed bug removal plan. Reach us at (905) 738-6676 or use our contact form to scheduled your inspection.