Posted by Brazeau Aiglentine on Sunday, 9 February, 2020 07:39:35
Bed Bugs are nocturnal ectoparasites, meaning they feed primarily at night, and live off of the host. While humans sleep, Bed Bugs come out of their hiding places (usually a mattress or box spring, but they've even been known to hide in light switch plates, electrical sockets, and even alarm clocks) and make their way to their sleeping victim.
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Generally speaking, bed bugs will, on average, only need to feed once a week, though. In the right temperature conditions, which is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, a female will feed every two days. However, if you are sleeping among a thriving population of bed bugs, all will be needing to feed at different times.
Bed bugs (picture on the left) likely get their name from their habit of feeding on humans while they sleep in their beds. They are found in virtually every place people tend to gather, including residences, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation.
"Bedbugs want to feed on you at night while you're still, so they're commonly found in your bed," says John Furman, president of New York City-based pest management company Boot-A-Pest. "But I
Bed bugs do feed on all kinds of pets if they cannot find a suitable host after hatching or at any point in the life cycle. Bed bugs can feed on dogs, though it is not a primary choice. They will get on dogs and are transported by them in some cases.