videos of bed bugs

Do you have bed bugs? (video from the University of Florida)

June 27, 2011

This video is from the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department does a fairly good job of showing signs of bed bugs. Some complaints: The music is unnecessarily creepy (and since there’s no audio narrative, I would encourage you to mute the audio)! Some of the closeups are disturbing, though they are also educational. […]

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Yes, Virginia, bed bugs can climb up glass surfaces!

March 24, 2011

Many people think that bed bugs can’t climb up glass surfaces.  Some university fact sheets suggest people place bed legs in glass jars for this reason. For example, The University of California’s IPM bed bug fact sheet says, “you can exclude bed bugs from clean beds by … placing [the legs of the bed] inside […]

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Lou Sorkin in AMNH video, more bed bug bite photos

October 18, 2010

The American Museum of Natural History produced this wonderful short video of Louis Sorkin talking about bed bugs, and feeding bed bugs on his hand: Click here to view on YouTube if the embedded video above does not work for you. I know you’ll also want to read Lou Sorkin: On the Front Line in […]

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This is bad: bed bugs crawling everywhere. Video at 11.

December 12, 2007

This video aired on WLWT Channel 5 in Cincinnati, back in October 2007. We covered the story when it ofirst appeared, but I don’t recall this video airing properly, and indeed, it still does not on the WLWT site. It’s worth seeing. If your multi-unit building landlord, co-op association, condo board, YWCA manager, elderly housing […]

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Lou Sorkin’s bed bug colony (video)

October 6, 2007

Video of Lou Sorkin’s bed bugs, in full motion and technicolor. Warning: This is not for the feint of heart or those with a current, active infestation. Lou says, I had just finished feeding the colony, but not all got to eat and are now busy moving about looking for me. You can see that […]

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More bed bug stories from Cincinnati; also, pig spotted in sky over New York City

September 8, 2007

Today, Cincinnati’s WKRC ( tells more local bed bug stories in an article and video. “Bed bugs,” said Diann Waters, bed bugs in home. “All over my baby.” Diann Waters may tell her son, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” before he goes to sleep, but it looks like they did anyways. “He done scratched […]

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Do not watch this if you have an active bed bug infestation

July 4, 2007

Seriously, I know my saying so makes you want to, but this is especially disturbing, because it is so very matter of fact. None of the horror movie music or cartoons of fantastic bed bugs. Just plain, simple, run of the mill infestation. And bed bugs. Lots of them. All. Over. A. Bed. With. A. […]

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CBS 3 (Philadelphia) has video of Cooper’s new bed bug dog

June 20, 2007

Click to see beagle Brody, of Cooper Pest Solutions in New Jersey, and trainer Jeff White, at work.

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Bed Bug Outbreaks on the Rise in SoCal (Fox News)

May 30, 2007

Another story about bed bugs on the TV news, replete with PCO inspection and treatment (including inspection of the inside of a PC tower!) Baring his arm for the obligatory shots of bed bugs feeding on an entomologist’s arm: UC-Riverside entomologist Dr. Alec Gerry.

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Lou’s bed bug video

May 27, 2007

From Lou Sorkin, a video that shows a colony of bed bugs, all five stages of nymphs plus adult. Many have recently been fed. It’s helpful because it shows their movements. Thanks Lou!

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Seriously (National geo)graphic video of bed bug feeding

April 9, 2007

This one goes out to the kids at

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Bed bugs lurk in hotel rooms, says ABC news

March 22, 2007

This segment from Good Morning America yesterday, detailing the many dangers of hotels including bed bugs, e. coli, and athlete’s foot. (Are all these things in the same ballpark, people?) The bed bug story had the obligatory “Entomologist feeding his bed bug” colony video segment, that we’ve all come to expect. This time it was […]

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