What do bed bugs eat and drink?

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Dead Bug Walkin’ LLC is a local Tulsa Oklahoma Metro area family owned bed bug pest control company. We’ve serviced thousands upon thousands of homes and businesses with the very best bed bug chemical treatments, bed bug heat treatments and bed bug heat and chemical treatments, both at the same time. We take all of our experience from those thousands of bed bug treatments, bed bug inspections, plus teachings at Oklahoma State University’s extension program and apply them to short easy to read articles for you. Read more about OSU’s extension programs. If it relates to bed bugs we write about it! Cause that’s all we do, bed bug services. In this educational article we will be writing about, “what bed bugs eat and drink?”

Bed bugs will remain most of their lives near the area where they hatched from their egg.​
Bed bugs will remain most of their lives near the area where they hatched from their egg.

What do bed bugs eat and drink?…

Bed bugs get each and every piece of their healthful advantages from blood dinners alone. They don’t need water or some other food source other than the blood source. Bed bugs favor a blood dinner from people yet will utilize any potential prey accessible to them. It does not need to be a warm blooded creature to be eaten upon by bed bugs however it appears they do lean toward warm blooded creatures such as humans.

The dark color you see on these bed bugs is blood that is digesting inside of them. ​
The dark color you see on these bed bugs is blood that is digesting inside of them.

Pets and bed bugs…

Pets inside enclosures are particularly powerless to be preyed upon. We can recall a customers home in Broken Arrow, OK that we had finished in years past. They had a little medium sized white rodent, that looked precisely like a test rodent from some research facility. The helpless little rodent was within a huge fish tank with a screen located on the top so he was unable to get out. The proprietors with all due respect, unconsciously bought a minuscule wooden house from a pet store, to go into the walled in area, for the rodent. Much to their dismay all the dark spots on the wooden home were really bed bug stool, (crap), and not some kind of decoration or beautification. The bed bugs were so content with being taking care of from the rodent that couldn’t get away from the encased confined space, that they developed to thousands of bed bugs in numbers. Subsequently becoming so huge in their numbers they needed to begin spreading out to the rest of the home, that was possessed by people. That is the point at which the mortgage holder’s initially understood the issue. We’re glad to state that we dispensed with each and every bed bug in the white rodents fenced in area and the property holders home. The white rodent is sound and upbeat again! Your pets can be fed on by bed bugs but it seems that they prefer human blood over animal blood. Don’t get me wrong though if given the chance for an easy meal, bed bugs will take it. No matter who or what, as long as theres blood they will take advantage of an easy meal.

Image shows bed bug excrement and sheds of their skins​. The black dots are bed bug poop and the tan looking bugs are actually shed skins.
Image shows bed bug excrement and sheds of their skins. The black dots are bed bug poop and the tan looking bugs are actually shed skins.

To reiterate…

Bed bugs only use blood suppers for the entirety of their food and moisture needs. They needn’t bother with water. They get all their nutrients from our blood. Bed bugs do not eat skin, they get all their food requires from blood itself. Bed bugs can’t tell when a host in is R.E.M. rest. They don’t know when an individual is in their deepest sleep. They will not discriminate when feeding as long as theres a blood meal and if they get the chance they’ll take any open door that introduces itself to them. We like to think that there’s no such thing as vampires but that’s exactly what ticks, fleas and beds bugs are, vampires! It just so happens that their an insect that’s a vampire. It actually might help people to understand them if they’ve never experienced bed bug problems before. If we changed beds bugs name to vampire beds bugs, people may understand them faster. We can’t even begin to count the amount of times that customers had no idea that their bed bug infestation was feeding on their blood every night or so. For some reason there’s a portion of the public that believes bed bugs eat your skin cells, particularly your dead skin cells. We have no idea where this incorrect belief stems from. We can unequivocally can say that bed bugs only suck the blood from humans, they do not eat skin cells or anything else. They do not drink water. Just like ticks and fleas, bed bugs get all the ingredients they need including moisture or H2O, from your blood itself. Believe it or not their are a lot of animals and insects that do not drink water and get all their hydration needs from other things besides water. Most of these creatures will get all their hydration from the things they eat or from the air that surrounds them.

Bed bug females will ​lay eggs in the same area mostly and soon they start to gather one atop another. They poop, shed their skins, lay their eggs, mate with one another and live all in the same place as you can see in the image above.
Bed bug females will lay eggs in the same area mostly and soon they start to gather one atop another. They poop, shed their skins, lay their eggs, mate with one another and live all in the same place as you can see in the image above.

Contact us (Dead Bug Walkin LLC)…

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