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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
Hina2009 _
If the bugs bite use does it harm us? And how often are there bed bugs on our beds? Like in a new house?
Liezl Anonuevo
A bedbug ad came
Säücë Sämüräïï
This dudes smells so bad
When you kill them, i didn't get to sleep for over a week and their bites hurts than mosquitos
idris idris
If bed bugs were a person, I would murder them in cold blood.
Carmisha Bledsoe
I got bit by a lot of bed bugs by my grandma's houses
Beautyvixenmary G
Bed bugs no joke they bite and sting and your skin itches like a bee stinger or worse
Who else thought bug bites were just made up for the "sleep tight and dont let the bed bugs bite" phrase
I was about to go to bed ;-;
Pure demented insanity I can't take it anymore
Why synthesice the leaf if you could literaly just grow them
I want to know how much the person who volunteered their hand for the meal was paid.
Miranda Ahedo
This is making me have CHORRO
David Skotarczak
Bean leaf! Awsome thanks! Great video
Maryam Zahra Arts
I got bit extremely badly by these bed bugs in sleep all over my body and it was so painful it took me a week to feel a bit peace, I still have the scars even after years. I hate bed bugs they're hard to spot and kill. Keeping the house clean is the only possibility of getting rid of. them and keeping mattress once to sunlight in summers.
F*ck I'm in my bed
Rutwick Gangurde
Lived 24 years in an old house. Bedbugs were a common problem during summers. Trust me, they are not easy to get rid of. It's a serious issue. Oh and you do feel when they bite.
Elizabeth Mora
me: *sees an ant while watching this video*

also me: "it's too late"
Casper Co-op
Eating noodles bout to go to sleep.
How enjoyable...
How to kill bugs with kief.
The background music gives me anxiety.
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Do Honeybees Really Die When They Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their 1 day ago   04:20

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