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Bed Bug Habits and History

The bed bug is an insect of the family Cimicidae. All Cimicidae are blood-sucking ectoparasites of mammals or birds. It is thought that Cimicidae adapted to feeding on humans when cave dwellers took up residence near bats. Cimex lectularius...

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Inspect Your Home For Bed Bugs

Great Advice on How To Check for Bed Bugs To recognize a bed bug or a bed bug infestation, see Bed Bug Life Cycle and Bed Bug Infestation in the Bed Bug Picture Gallery. Once you know what a bedbug looks like and how to recognize a bed bug infestati...

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Bed Bug Bites

Bed Bug Bites Bed bugs have been discovered to harbor 28 different human pathogens, but fortunately, the transmission of these diseases to people has not been demonstrated.   Bed bug bite marks on body Some people are allergic to the salivary glan...

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Bed Bug Feeding Habits

What are the feeding habits of bed bugs? All forms of bed bugs, except eggs, require a blood meal and thus feed on a variety of animals. Humans are a preferred host in many cases. Bed bugs feed mainly at night. Some research shows they prefer the hours of 2-5am. A...

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A Case for Encasement

Bed bugs are small parasitic insects (meaning they survive off the blood of a host) – and they are about the size of an apple seed when fully grown, and thus can often go unseen. But, do not minimize the effects bed bugs can have on your sleep health! Bed bug...

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Where do bed bugs come from?

Well that depends what you are really asking: Where do bed bugs originate from? OR How did I get bed bugs in my home? We'll answer both questions for you below. Where do bed bugs come from originally? Originally, they lived in temperate zones across the planet. Bed bug...

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