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Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs

Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs

Watch out for these symptoms of anemia, especially if you think you have a bedbug infestation:

  • Cold extremities;

  • Dizziness/light-headedness;

  • Fatigue;

  • Irregular heartbeat;

  • Pale or yellow skin;

  • Shortness of breath; and

  • Weakness.

In 2014, genetic tests revealed that a single undetected pregnant bed bug is all it takes to start an entire infestation.

A DNA study at Sheffield University showed colonies of bed bugs come from a common ancestor or a few of the female bed bugs.

The pregnant bed bug could rapidly create a colony of thousands that feed on humans.

Bed bugs are capable of surviving without feeding for a month as they wait for a human.

In the late 1880s, an estimated 75 per cent of households were affected, but by the outbreak of World War II, that figure had dwindled to 25 per cent,

Their recent resurgence has been blamed by some experts on resistance to commonly used insecticides and international travel.

Why bed bugs traps may be useless: Some of the creatures have special leg pads that help them climb out

Bed bugs: Proactive pest management critical in multi-unit housing

Remember: People know you by the company you keep. If you sleep around, you may have bed bugs, visibly crawling over your face, falling into your cottage cheese. It's us. Or them.

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