Bed Bugs Are Very, Very Thirsty
According to historical texts, bed bugs have been plaguing humans for centuries. They're resilient little creatures, and can survive for a year or longer without eating in cold temperatures. When a host is readily available, however, they can eat and cycle through their stages of maturity within a month.
Key Facts In This Video
Dr. James Logan has a lab full of thousands of bed bugs, where he studies ways to combat infestations. (0:16)
Bed bug saliva contains chemicals that act as an anticoagulant and an anesthetic. (1:33)
Bed bugs can drink three times their own volume in blood with one bite. (3:36)