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A New Way to Battle Bedbugs: Fake Them Out

Getting rid of bedbugs is notoriously difficult, but sometimes people aren’t even sure if they have the critters in the first place.

Now scientists at Canada’s Simon Fraser University have harnessed the dreaded, hard-to-shake bugs’ own chemical signals to trap them at low cost and no apparent risk to people. Five key chemicals isolated by the researchers falsely signal to the bugs that shelter is at hand, while a sixth, histamine, gets them to stay put.

In experiments in bedbug-infested apartments in Vancouver, traps with about 10 cents worth of the chemicals sucked in hundreds of bedbugs night after night, according to Gerhard Gries, one of the scientists.


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 A New Way to Battle Bedbugs: Fake Them Out

Researchers at a Canadian university have used chemicals the bedbugs make themselves to attract them to a trap.

Bed Bugs

Today, many people are still ignorant about them. Some people believe they are immune to the problem as long as they keep a clean house. That is not true. People also generally believe they are a problem only for the lower-class. That is not true either. Any home or dwelling can become infested, regardless of how clean or tidy it is, and so that is why people should educate themselves. is a website about bed bugs. You can read the latest news, learn from our extensive Frequently Asked Questions about Bed Bugs, or post a question in our user Forums.

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Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are capable of surviving several months to a year without feeding.

Insects in the City

Mostly absent from the U.S. for the past fifty years, bed bugs are making a comeback. Increased international travel and immigration, along with the loss of effective insecticides, has helped this insect spread faster than any other urban insect pest.


Typically, no treatment is required for bedbug bites. If itching is severe, steroid creams or oral antihistamines may be used for symptom relief.


Bedbugs bite you and feed on your blood. You may have no reaction to the bites, or you may have small marks or itching. Severe allergic reactions are rare. Bedbugs don't transmit or spread diseases. Adult bedbugs are brown, 1/4 to 3/8 inch long, and have a flat, oval-shaped body. Young bedbugs (called nymphs) are smaller and lighter in color. Bedbugs hide in a variety of places around the bed. They might also hide in the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, and in the folds of curtains. They come out to feed about every five to ten days. But they can survive over a year without feeding.

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