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Bed bug bites: what are your anti-itch remedies?

July 8, 2013

Our trusty six-year-old FAQ on anti-itch remedies for discomfort caused by bed bug bites (“Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? This may help…”) has just been updated to include David Cain’s recommendation of the following product for bed bug bite relief: David, of Bed Bugs Ltd. (UK) and our forums, now recommends Caribbean […]

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Bed bugs do not need to stand on your skin in order to feed (photos)

February 25, 2013

Bed bugs don’t actually need to stand on your skin to feed. These images from entomologist Lou Sorkin (who feeds a colony of bed bugs kept for research purposes) show bed bugs can “reach out and bite someone,” so to speak. Lou Sorkin describes this photo as follows: 1. Cimex in a vial

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Bed bug bites: latest research says most do react

April 4, 2010

Bed bug bites are one of the murkiest areas when it comes to our knowledge of bed bugs: who reacts, when, and how? The latest research says most people do react to bed bug bites. The February 2010 issue of PCT Online reported the results of the latest study of bed bug bite reactions carried […]

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Harrisburg’s Channel 21 News: afraid to say “bed bugs”?

April 21, 2009

I was highly perplexed to watch this two-day report from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Ewa Roman reported on a “Bug Infested Building” in a boardinghouse over the Tara Station bar on 4th St. in Harrisburg, near the Pennsylvania State Capital building: Bugs on the ceilings and walls. Insects are taking over the […]

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Video of bed bugs including nymphs walking and feeding on humans

February 26, 2009

Note: I am republishing this with a new link, since the video was moved. It works now! Warning: this will be distressing to many suffering from bed bugs. But there is some really excellent footage here of bed bugs feeding on humans (in an obviously staged setting). In particular, I don’t think I have seen […]

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Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? Anti-itch remedies

June 1, 2007

Updated 8/2015 We often hear people asking for remedies for the itching caused by bed bug bites. Here are some suggestions for dealing with the itch from bed bug bites: Keep your skin well-hydrated with a hypoallergenic, non-fragranced moisturizer applied twice a day (Aveeno and Cetaphil are great and among the reasonably-priced). Dry skin itches […]

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