Yes, bed bugs need to feed for surviving too. But unlike most alive, they can deal with hunger for a very long time. If conditions like temperature or hiding possibilities are suitable for them, bed bugs can live for more than 1 year without feeding. This doesn't mean every single bed bug will survive for more than a year without surviving.
Bed Bug Identification Card. The Bed Bug Identification Card is a simple visual tool to help in identifying bed bugs. Showing the actual size of bed bugs and a couple of hiding places this small card can be carried in your wallet for when you need it the most
Bed bugs are wingless and have small microscopic hairs running across their bodies creating an appearance of banding. Bed bugs feed only on the blood of humans and warm-blooded animals. Hungry bed bugs can sense the presence of sleeping people by sensing their body heat and CO2 via special sensors located in their antennas.
The University of Missouri has some excellent videos on bed bug prevention and control and well worth viewing! Mary was in a deep sleep around 3:00am when she heard a noise that woke her and discovered more than 10 bed bugs feeding on her. She caught three of them and placed them in her sink. You can see just how active they are!
Find more videos from the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station on our Bed Bug video playlist on our YouTube channel. Watch the Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management video Watch the Bed Bugs on a Box Spring Mattress video Watch the Heavy bed bug infestation in a single home video
The BedBug Life Cycle. Understanding the bedbug life cycle is vital if you want to get rid of bed bugs! Get quick facts about bed bug eggs, nymphs and adults; watch the video to see what they look like in real life; and learn what you need to know about all life stages to successfully identify and kill them.