Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their 30 Facts You Never Knew about 2 days 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
Jingwen bell
I just had a bed bugs ad lol
Found those at Ibis hotel in Wittenbergplatz Berlin and Google maps wouldn't allow me to post the photos for the review.
Hitz nick
next time ill just cover my bed with those leaves
Bella Swan
Who volunteered to get sucked on by a bed bug?!
am I the only who actually never seen a bed bug? do these bugs don't live in tropical climate?
Lester Rodriguez
bed bug vs the leafe
bed bug:ha i leafe boring
bed bug:ahhhhh im stuck
leaf:im not doing anything
Great video to watch before bed
Nick Gutwein
I heard trichome and immediately thought of marijuana hahahaha
Zimbabwe Negus
I'm a bean, *_does that count?_*
1 Life
Adorable creatures
This whole video had me feeling itchy
Johnny Noble Price
#bedbug thank you for getting me smart
Johnny Noble Price
Oh!! The bedbugs
abiannie •
*Watches this is bed*
Benjan Lupzig
I'd rather have bugs than crabs that's for sure
Ionuț Nicolas Dică
1:40 u mean *T H I C C BUGS*
Um ew
Zerokun 7
2:18 bed bugs: *DOOR STUCK!! DOOR STUCK!! PLEASE! I BEG YOU!!*
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30 Facts You Never Knew about Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their 2 days ago   07:53

30 incredible facts about the human body that will deeply impress you. We bet you’ve never heard about half of them! We tend to think that we know our bodies perfectly. We are aware of how they work and what kinds of processes occur in them every second. In fact, the human body is one complex and mysterious mechanism that sometimes confuses even the most qualified specialists — doctors and scientists.

1. A tongue print is absolutely unique.
2. A single hair can hold the weight of a hanging apple.
3. The number of bacteria in a person’s mouth is equal to the number of people living on Earth, or even more.
4. Nails that are soft and brittle, with no moon, could indicate an overactive thyroid.
5. The speed of an incoming brain impulse is about 400 km/h.
6. There are not just four different blood types as we used to think but in fact 29!
7. Over the course of just one day, our blood ’runs’ the distance of 11,9999 miles (or 19,312 kilometers).
8. Men also have glands that can produce milk, but its production represents an abnormality for the male body.
9. A human makes approximately 20,000 breaths per day.
10. Almost all people in the world have special mites on their eyelashes called Demodex.
11. A human eye can distinguish up to 10 million different colors. But our brain can’t remember all of them.
12. Our ears keep on growing throughout our lives with almost unbelievable speed — a quarter of a millimeter per year!
13. The heart beats 35 million times a year.
14. Every day, the human body loses about one million skin cells — that amounts to 4,5 lbs. (or 2 kilos) every year.
15. 1 square centimeter of your skin contains around a hundred pain sensors.
16. This might be very surprising to some, but 26% of men also experience PMS.
17. The average person consumes about 77,000 lbs. (or 35 tons) of food during his or her life.
18. A human spends about five years of their life blinking. Fortunately, we can do many other things simultaneously!
19. 100,000 chemical reactions occur every second in our brains.
20. Women cry average 30 to 64 times a year, and men cry just 6 to 17 times.
21. Smiling triggers 17 muscles of the face while crying activates 43. So smile more!
22. A man’s face preserves its youthful appearance a lot longer than a woman’s face does.
23. The total length of all the nerves in the human body is 46 miles (or 75 km).
24. Boys have fewer taste buds on the surface of their tongues than girls do.
25. All human beings in the world began their existence as females. X and Y chromosomes are responsible for determining an individual’s sex.
26. Men can discern far fewer shades of color than women can, and the reason for this is quite simple. Color perception is determined by retinal cone cells.
27. Women blink twice as much as men. Also, women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
28. The speed of your sneeze is 100 miles per hour (or 140 km per hour).
29. A feeling of thirst occurs when water loss is equal to 1% of your body weight. The loss of more than 5% can cause fainting, and more than 10% cause death from dehydration.
30. The muscles which help your eyes to focus complete around 100,000 movements a day.

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