Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their Bedbug trap invented by B.C. 1 day ago   04:22

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At night, these parasites crawl onto your bed, bite you and suck your blood. Then they find a nearby hideout where they leave disgusting telltale signs. But these pests have an Achilles’ heel that stops them cold.

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Adult bed bugs are about the size and color of an apple seed. After biting, they hide in a nearby cranny, like the seam of the mattress.

At the University of California, Irvine, biologist and engineer Catherine Loudon is working to create synthetic surfaces that could trap bed bugs. She was inspired by the tiny hooked hairs that grow from the leaves of some varieties of beans, such as kidney and green beans. In nature, these hairs, called trichomes, pierce through the feet of the aphids and leafhoppers that like to feed on the plants.

Researchers have found that these pointy hairs are just as effective against bed bugs, even though the bloodsucking parasites don’t feed on leaves. Loudon’s goal is to mimic a bean leaf’s mechanism to create an inexpensive, portable bed bug trap.

“You could imagine a strip that would act as a barrier that could be placed virtually anywhere: across the portal to a room, behind the headboard, on subway seats, an airplane,” Loudon said. “They have six legs, so that’s six opportunities to get trapped.”

--- Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs don’t fly or jump or come in from the garden. They crawl very quickly and hide in travelers’ luggage. They also move around on secondhand furniture, or from apartment to apartment.

--- How can I avoid bringing bed bugs home?
“It would probably be a prudent thing to do a quick bed check if you’re sleeping in a strange bed,” said Potter. His recommendation goes for hotel rooms, as well as dorms and summer camp bunk beds. He suggests pulling back the sheet at the head of the bed and checking the seams on the top and bottom of the mattress and the box spring.

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Gabriela Quiros
Hi Deep Peeps! Thank you for watching. I produced this episode. Yes, that's my arm and thumb in the video getting bitten by a bed bug. They're not known to transmit any diseases, so I was OK with them biting in. We filmed the bed bugs biting at Sierra Research Laboratories, in Modesto, California, which evaluates the impact of different treatments on bed bugs and other pests. Even though they don't transmit diseases, getting bitten by bed bugs isn't fun. I wrote an article that includes tips on how to avoid bringing them home with you and also talks about current treatments. You can read it here: Cheers, Gabriela
Erika Davis
HeY ThErE I dOnT CaRe iF DiE bY BeD BuGs

bed bug: HELLO

Anna Gruber
Current Motel 6 residents.
- and I oop
No one:
Me @ 3:00 am:
YouTube recommendations: Watch Bed Bugs
15round champ
Kc Gaming
Wow.... They do it under my covers? Ok I'm touching myself tonight
Fortnite God
Me:One more video before I go to bed
*clicks on this video*
Me:I should never have watched this....

Who else was laying in bed while watching this?
Anonymous 101
I love popping the bastards..I used cinnamon oil and haven't had any in years.
Helene Walter
Congrats! Your content is just awesome! Love it!
Have you ever considered to make an episode about cochineal? I would be very interested! :)
Abdiel John
I knew I shouldn't watch this 💀
I don't understand why God would create bugs that only do harm and nothing good for life. Oh wait i forgot he created some people like that to🤔 my bad
I don't understand why God would create parasites that only do harm and nothing good for life. Oh wait i forgot he created some people like that to🤔
Imma Cecere
And this is why I disinfect everything!!!!
After watching this, I feel like a five year old being taught a lesson by a kindergarten teacher
Liquid Chungus
*i didn’t even wanna touch my screen*
ミカサM i k a s a
I shouldn't have watch this wgen im going to sleep O — O
R kelly
Tonight. I’m going to bed and I’m going to cover myself with this leaves 🍂
Epic Potato
They are....cute....okay i'll go.
scardy cat
Bed bugs don't exist in my bed

But the flying ones


They're everywhere
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