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does cold tempuratures cause bedbugs to go dormant?

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  1. ben griffith

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jul 19 2011 17:09:09
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    at what temperature do bedbugs become dormant? at what temp do they reantimate? what is their reproduction cycle rate?

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jul 19 2011 17:16:18
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    Hi Ben,

    Under normal living conditions bedbugs will always be active, they have a slower breeding cycle that stops below 12 degree centigrade but they don't got dormant in the same way bears do. They have the ability to conserve energy and go for long periods without food but the two are often confused.

    If you are thinking of it as a control option it does not really work efficiently and to reach temperatures that could kill bedbugs would do damage to your home as the pipes would freeze and burst.

    Have a good luck through the FAQ's on bedbug biology if you want to understand it better but its just not viable.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jul 19 2011 17:19:02
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    Odd, why does it say Adele started this thread 2+ years ago and that there are now 13 or more posts?

    does cold tempuratures cause bedbugs to go dormant? (13 posts)

    * Started 2 years ago by Adele
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    Nobugs, looks like *this thread* isn't living up to *your name* .

  4. jrbtnyc

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jul 19 2011 17:23:29
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    Meanwhile Ben maybe you would be interested in the Ā«lifespanĀ» topic since temperature does play a key role:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/wait-bedbugs-can-live-longer-than-18-months-now

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/tags/lifespan .


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