What To Do When The Bed Bugs Bite

One in five Americans has either had bed bugs or knows someone who has. According to historical texts, bed bugs have been plaguing humans for at least 3,500 years. And the pesky problem isn't going away—it's actually getting a lot worse. Bed Bugs are resilient creatures that are the size of an apple seed and survive off of the blood of mammals and insects. Unfortunately for us, they prefer human blood. In the videos below, learn more about bed bugs, where to find them, and how to treat them.

7 Things You Should Know About Bed Bugs

We know that bed bugs originated in Middle Eastern caves, but they'll live ANYWHERE they can hide.

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Top US 10 Cities Infested With Bedbugs

Bed bugs are a blight on urban populations across the globe. But why? Answer this question and learn where they're most prevalent.

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A Bedbug's Bite - Up Close!

Scientists are trying to discover how to combat our growing bed bug problem. Uncover these measures and watch the blood-sucking insect flll his belly below.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Dr. James Logan has a lab full of thousands of bed bugs, where he studies ways to combat infestations. 00:16

  2. Bed bug saliva contains chemicals that act as an anticoagulant and an anesthetic. 01:33

  3. Bed bugs can drink three times their own volume in blood with one bite. 03:36

Written by Curiosity Staff August 21, 2015