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Dorsal View of Bed Bug Taking Blood Meal

An dorsal view of a bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a “voluntary” human host.Bed bugs can take their blood meal from other mammals, but the vast majority feed on humans.Related articles in the Bed Bug Know...

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Color Enhanced Dorsal View of Bed Bug

An oblique-dorsal view of a bed bug, Cimex lectularius,who has recently ingested a blood meal from a human host. Bed bugs detect their target hosts by both temperature and carbon dioxide emissions.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug Habits and His...

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Dorsal View of Bed Bug Crawling on Hand

An dorsal view of a bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a “voluntary” human host.Self-treatment of bed bug infestation is highly discouraged, and usually completely ineffective. Always enlist the services of a...

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Dorsal View of Bed Bug Ingesting Blood

An dorsal view of a bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a “voluntary” human host. Bed bugs can be found in all temperate climates across the globe. In the US, the East coast has been particularly hard hit.Rela...

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Side View of Adult Bed Bug on Skin

Lateral view of a bed bug ingesting a blood meal from a human host. Bed bugs inject a numbing saliva before taking a blood meal. This substance is what typically causes the bite to swell, turn red and itch.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug Habit...

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Adult Bed Bug

An oblique-dorsal view of a bed bug nymph, Cimex lectularius, in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a “voluntary” human host. Bed bugs are most commonly spread by traveling. Their eggs are coated with a stick substance that clings to fabri...

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Bed Bug in plastic container

Bedbug (4 mm length 2.5 mm width), shown in a film roll plastic container. On the right is the sloughed off skin which this bedbug just recently wore during its nymph form . Bed bugs molt at least 5 times before they reach mature adulthood.Related articles in the Bed Bu...

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Frontal View of Adult Bed Bug

Frontal view of an adult bed bug.Bed bugs were all but extinct until the banning of te pesticide known as DDT. Now, there have been steady and alarming increases in reported bed bug infestations globally.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug Hab...

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Adult bed Bug top view

Adult bed bug. Small infestations can rapidly multiply into a serious one in fairly short order. Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug Habits and History Bed Bug Phobia? You’re Not Alone! Protect Your Bedroom from Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug ingesting blood - view 1

Dorsal view of an adult bed bug ingesting blood from a human host.There are many treatments for bed bug infestations - everything from typical pesticides, heat and even extreme cold or cryogenic treatments.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug H...

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