15July

Bed bug information: Can bed bugs feed during the day

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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
15July

Bed bug facts: Can bed bugs really go 1 year without feeding?

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When a host is available, bed bugs will feed about once every week. If for whatever reason the hosts become unavailable, the bed bugs will eventually go into a dormant state in which they can survive, but not develop or
15July

Bed bug information: Do bed bugs jump from person to person?

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Bed bugs are wingless insects; they do not fly or jump. To get around, they crawl from place to place, often into personal items when they are looking for a new safe hiding spot after being disturbed, or while they
15July

Bed bug information: Can bed bugs live in my hair?

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Again, bed bugs do not live on their hosts (see above). In very rare cases, we have seen many, many bed bugs crawling on a person – primarily on clothing with a concentration in pockets, cuffs, collars and seams, in
15July

Bed bug information: What are bite symptoms?

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There is no standard reaction to bedbug bites. Recent studies have indicated that up to 40% of people do not react at all to these bites, with a large percentage of the non-reactors being found in elderly populations with suppressed
15July

Bed bug detection: Where are bed bugs found?

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Bed bugs became rare in the US during the1950s due to the widespread usage of DDT and other toxic, non-specific insecticide treatments. They have been re-introduced into the US as a result of an increase in world travel and globalization.
15July

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

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Getting rid of bed bugs is very difficult; you must act fast! While insecticides and other chemicals can be used, infected mattresses must be discarded afterwards. Bell Environmental Services in the New York Metro area, instead recommends Instant Freeze, a
15July

How do I know if I have bed bugs (symptoms of bites)?

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Typically, skin bitten by bed bugs is reddish with small spots that look like mosquito bites or flea bites. Bed bugs don’t inject any kind of venom and aren’t believed to carry infectious microbes, however, they can induce their own
15July

How do you get bed bugs?

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While bed bugs became rare in the 1950s, they have been re-introduced into the US, particularly via international ports of entry. Bed bugs reproduce and spread quickly, traveling in clothing and baggage. A bed bug infestation can start almost anywhere:
15July

What is a bed bug?

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Bed bugs are small, reddish brown, oval, wingless insects that reach about 1/4 inch in length with flat bodies. The bed bug is a parasite that feeds on the blood of humans and other animals. Yes, bed bugs can even
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