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Hints and Tips – Bed Bugs
What temperature do bed bugs die?
Researchers have found that bed bugs at all life stages die quickly at temperatures at or above 120°F.
How to find and heat treat bed bug eggs?
Bed bug eggs are nearly translucent and incredibly difficult to detect. A best practice is to heat treat all items that may have been in the vicinity of bed bugs even if no bed bugs are found. For pictures of bed bugs and bed bug eggs, please visit https://www.zappbug.com/bed-bug-pictures
How long do bed bugs live without feeding?
Bed bugs can survive for up to 18 months without feeding. It is critical that all potentially infested items are heat treated or, alternatively, sealed and stored for 18 months.
Where do bed bugs hide?
Bed bugs aren’t always found in beds. They can hide anywhere but they are typically near a food source like a bed, chair or couch where we sleep or rest. Bed bugs can flatten their bodies and slip into tiny cracks. They love cracks in furniture, cardboard, bed frames and other convenient spots.
What surfaces can bed bugs not climb?
Bed bugs are unable to climb smooth, nonporous surfaces like those lining the ZappBug Heater.
What is thermal shock?
Bed bugs suffer from thermal shock and are immediately unable to move at temperatures above 140°F.
What are the different ways to kill bed bugs?
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