When people learn that bed bugs are camping out near their faces at night, they have a common fear. That is that bed bugs may crawl into their nose, mouth, or ears, a thought that could make anyone feel creepy crawly. So, is it possible for bed bugs to do this?
While it is possible, it’s not likely to happen. Firstly, bed bugs have no interest in wandering into the human body. They can get everything they need right at the surface. Secondly, while bed bugs are typically very small, they can also be as big as the eraser of a pencil. This is simply too big to fit up nostrils and into ear canals. Even if the bug was really persistent, it would surely wake someone up and alert them to the fact that they had a real bed bug problem.
While not as common, people are also often concerned that bed bugs will get into their hair. While this is more likely than a bed bug getting into a person’s ears or nose, bed bugs really don’t want to spend time in your hair, either. They find it difficult to get out among all the small strands and so, will work fairly hard to get out if they find themselves in someone’s hair.