5 facts about bed bugs

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  • A bed bug is brown before it feeds and afterwards turns reddish-brown.
  • Bed bugs can ingest seven times their own weight in blood, which would be the equivalent of an average-sized male drinking 120 gallons of liquid.
  • Bed bug hatchlings are so small they can pass through a stitch-hole in a mattress.
  • It doesn’t matter if a room is dirty or clean. Bed bugs only care about a dark hole to hide in and access to humans.
  • Bed bugs are now found in all 50 states

RELATED: [University Research] Bed Bug ‘Bug Bombs’ Busted!

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