Bed Bug Rhythm

Underside of Immature Bed Bug

Bed bugs are cryptic. They hide during daylight and venture at night to feed. This is adaptive because their human hosts are typically sleeping when a room is dark. Moving bed bugs are more likely to be detected in the light. In laboratory tests*, bed bugs move minimally in light conditions. Within a short period after the lights go out, bed bug activity rises to a peak, then tapers off toward the time when lights go on.

Under continuous light, bed bugs maintain…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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