Category: Bed Bug Information

Why are some bed bugs different colors?

March 8, 2012 | By

Immature bed bugs maintain their reddish color for as long as they have remnants of their blood meal within their gut. As the blood meal is digested over time they become more and more translucent again.    

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Bed Bugs Normally Active at Night

March 7, 2012 | By

While bed bugs are normally active at night, they will feed in the daytime if their host happens to be a night shift type worker or a person who maintains such hours. At the end of the day, these are tiny animals and their behavior can vary as individuals or local circumstances dictate.

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Bed Bugs and Cold Temperatures

March 6, 2012 | By

Generally speaking, bed bugs can survive cold temperatures very well but succumb to heat rather easily. Recent industry literature sights temperatures of as low as about 113 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes is sufficient to kill bed bugs. Industry references and publications indicate a variety of temperatures and duration times to achieve mortality. Bed bugs hiding behind rubber molding […]

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Bed Bugs Shed Their Skin

February 6, 2012 | By

Bed Bugs Shed Their Skin As a snake does, bed bugs must molt or shed their skin to grow to the next stage of development (entomologists call these stages an “instar”) until they become adults. These shed skins are found in bed bug harborages and can be a tell tale sign of the presence of bed bugs. Recently molted […]

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