Bed bugs need their host to be still in order for them to feed. At night we become relatively immobile, reclining on our sofas and easy chairs while watching TV or sleeping in bed. It is believed that in this way our daily habits have conditioned bed bugs to feed mainly during the evening hours. However, if someone works during the evenings and is at home sleeping and lounging during the day, the bed bugs will adjust and feed during the daytime hours when a blood meal is available to them. The same goes for a bed bug infestation in the workplace: they can be conditioned to feed during 9 to 5 hours when employees are busy in their work stations.

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