Predators and Pests That Eat Bed Bugs
As a pest control company in Arizona, we eliminate a variety of different pests. From scorpions to rodents, there are many different pests that invade homes around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Tempe, Fountain Hills, Surprise, Peoria, and the surrounding areas that invade homes and cause stress to those that live there.
But if there is one pest that no one wants in their home under any circumstances, it has to be the bed bug. Bed bugs breed quickly, are incredibly difficult to kill, feed on humans, and provide hundreds of intensely itchy bites.
Bed Bugs: A Pest Delicacy
What’s interesting about bed bugs, however, is that they are also a favorite food of a variety of other pests. Those exact same insects that you hate to have on your property may also be eating some of the bed bugs that you hate even more.
House centipedes are the most effective hunters. These large and arguably terrifying pests tend to adore bed bugs, eating many of them at a time and feeding on them frequently. But they are not the only pest that likes to eat bed bugs. Other bed bug predators include:
There are some spider species that may also kill bed bugs, but they are not known to exist in the Arizona area.
Are Centipedes and Other Pests a Viable Form of Bed Bug Control?
House centipedes and other pests may be excellent bed bug hunters. But unless you let hundreds of them in the home for weeks at a time, they are not a realistic solution to a bed bug problem. They can reduce the population, but bed bugs are fantastic hiders and fast breeders, and eliminating all of them is implausible. In addition, cockroaches cause allergies, both house centipedes and masked hunters can bite, and ants will take over your home. None of them are that much better.
If you do have a bed bug problem, call the experts at Green Home Pest today (480) 525-7378. Our team can effectively eliminate bed bugs, and all other pests from your property.
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