The New York Times’s City Room blog recently shared a humorous post regarding a conversation overheard on a bus in New York City that went like this:
“So she moved the bed near the wall and sure enough they got bedbugs and she’s all bitten up, but he doesn’t have a single bite.”
“What do you mean? Why wouldn’t he have any bites, sleeping in the same bed?”
“Well, he snores like a freight train and the bedbugs don’t like the noise.”
Here are some things you should know about bed bugs:
- They do not discriminate and unlike mosquitos and other pests who have been found to have a preference in their meals they are not picky.
- The reason why this gentleman “avoided” any bites is because he simply does not have a reaction to the pests, not because he snores “like a freight train.” According to NYC.gov, “some people do not have a reaction to bed bug bites and may be unaware that bed bugs are in their home until they actually see them.”
With that in mind, be sure to thoroughly check your home for signs of bed bugs. You can find more information on where and what to look when inspecting your home for bed bugs on Protect-A-Bed’s helpful Bed Bugs 101.