The idea that bed bugs bite only at night is one of the most widely circulated myths about bed bugs, perhaps partially due to the popular children’s rhyme which contains the line “good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.”
Unfortunately, bed bugs are resourceful and have no problem biting during the day if it suits them. Though bed bugs tend to prefer to bite at night, part of the reason they do so is because that’s when humans are most inactive. Bed bugs are drawn to heat and carbon dioxide, which noticeably spike during sleeping hours. If the bed bugs food source sleeps during the day and is awake at night, bed bugs have no problem adjusting their schedule.
This means that whether or not you sleep at night is irrelevant to bed bugs. They will find you.
If you’ve discovered bed bugs in your home, don’t panic or make any drastic changes to your schedule in an attempt to avoid them. Consult with a local bed bug removal company to determine the best treatment for bed bugs in your home.
Magical Pest Control is a respected bed bug removal company operating in the greater Toronto area. To discuss our services and possible treatments for bed bugs, call us at (905) 738-6676 or use our contact form to schedule an inspection.