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Hank from Troy Oh writes

Can cats move bed bugs from one room to another?

cant not get a straight answer. i have two cat can they move bed bugs around. i ready to debug my home. with the kits i bought from do i need to take cats out of the home. and yes i geared up for this bug invasion ready for war. thank for all the help domyownpestcontrol.


Bedbugs will ideally feed off of humans but will feed off of cats if that is the blood meal that is available. If a bedbug is on one of the cats and the cat moves to a different room, it is possible that the bedbug could fall off of the cat in the other room. Having said that, we have never had a customer that needed to get rid of their pets because of the worry of transferring bedbugs from one room to another. Most folks just treat their pets with a topical flea/tick product which seems to repel bedbugs. We appreciate your business!

Answer last updated on: 01/26/2012

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