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bed bug behavior, travel behavior

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  1. Bugsy18

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Dec 12 2016 19:18:19

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    I was wondering: does anyone have any idea how far (approximately) bed bugs travel after they feed? My boyfriend is insisting that once they're engorged with blood (sorry for the wording), that they can only travel extremely short distances, which is why they prefer to hide out in our bedding, mattresses, etc.
    I keep worrying that they're elsewhere (carpeting, cracks in walls, etc). I know that this tends to happen in heavy infestations and we have placed the passive monitor on our boxspring and will check it in a couple days, but was wondering if anyone knew exactly what they do behavior-wise (preferences) once they feed?

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Dec 12 2016 21:39:15

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    They're most likely to harbor nearby, such as in the bed, headboard, bedside table, etc. Sofas or other upholstered furniture can also be harborage areas.

    Over time, they can spread further.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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