General Information
Phone:  (905) 526-8100
Fax:  (905) 528-1448
E-Mail: info@housinghelpcentre.ca

119 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z3
Myths vs Facts
Myth
Fact

Only dirty people get bed bugs.

Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide and blood, the
cleanliness of a person does not matter.

Bed bugs can jump and fly.

Bed bugs do not jump or fly, they can only crawl.

I donít have bites, so I donít have
bed bugs.

About 50% of the population does not react to
bed bug bites.

I need to throw out all my clothes,
my bed and my couch.

Clothes can be laundered. Beds and couches can be
treated by the treatment company.

Bed bugs are only found on the bed.

Bed bugs are found where people spend the
majority of their time.

Bed bugs cannot live if they do not feed.

Bed bugs can live up to a year without feeding.

Bed bugs cause the spread of disease.

There is no known documentation of
bed bugs spreading disease.

Bed bugs cannot be seen by
the naked eye.

Bed bugs can easily be seen by the naked eye.

Bed bugs are only active and
bite at night.

Bed bugs are active all times of the day and will
bite any time during the day.

Bed bugs can be treated with store
bought products.

These products are not effective. The best way to treat is
to have a reputable treatment company treat the home.
Do's and Dont's

Click the link below to view common do's and don'ts when dealing with bed bugs.

Do's and Don'ts