Bed Bugs Love Humidity

Humidity causes mold and mildew (along with other headaches for property owners).

Are you aware that some insects are attracted to mold and mildew as a food source? Here are some of the most common insects that eat mold and mildew:

  • Cockroaches
  • Mold mites
  • Termites

Other insects, even if they don’t feast on mold, just feel comfortable in warm, damp environments. Like bed bugs, centipedes, and earwigs.


In the hotel industry, the effects of mold and mildew can cost you your customer’s brand loyalty. Social media is powerful enough that a mere mention of bed bugs at a property can explode into a problem that must be contained. And fast.

According to CDC, high humidity can also cause these problems:

  • Disintegrating drywall
  • Wet insulation
  • Damaged electronics due to condensation and corrosion
  • Caved-in floorboards
  • Decaying cabinets, shelves or other woodwork

If your property has humidity problems, there are some ways to mediate it. And if it’s not too advanced, you can head it off at the pass before small issues cause large-scale complications.

Read more about the effects of humidity on your property by downloading our white paper.

Get in touch with us to learn more. Contact a Telkonet sales representative today at sales@ or 888-703-9398.