The Summer Bed Bug Season

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Thu, 2012-07-19 00:00

In this episode Jeff will discuss a report about the seasonal increase in bed bug activity noted in the summer months.  While experts have been claiming for years that there is a seasonal increase in bed bug calls during the summer months, there has been no data documented to support these claims.  In a recent report it was found that there is an obvious spike in bed bug activity during the summer months (July-September) and that June and October are also high-risk months.  While there are many reasons that this trend may exist, the temperature inside homes during summer months is most likely the most important factor.  Research has indicated that while bed bugs can develop from and egg to adult in 66 days at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, that developmental time dramatically changes to only 14 days at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.  This increase in developmental time is most likely responsible for the season increase in bed bug activity as well as the increase in the spread of bed bugs as they become more active as well in warmer temperatures.

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