How Cold Affects Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are well-known creatures in warm climates. We all know they can be found in hotel rooms, People’s homes, and also on public transportation. When it is colder, do bed bugs still stay active?

Do they hibernate?

Bed bugs are nocturnal, which means they are most active at night. Actually, they’re most active in the hour before dawn, which is called “the twilight period.” You might ask, “Why do bed bugs prefer to emerge in the dead of night?” The answer may surprise you – according to entomologists and pest experts, nighttime activity is actually a defense mechanism for bed bugs.

Are bed bugs more active in the winter?

Bed bugs are not cold-blooded like reptiles, so their body temperature isn’t affected by how cold it is outside. However, if their supply of blood runs short and they are starving, they will slow down, become less active, or even try to hibernate. Thus, they will become less noticeable during the winter when they may be hungry and hiding.

How cold is too cold for bed bugs?

When it comes to answering the question, “How cold is too cold for bed bugs?” there are a number of contributing factors that might affect the actual cold temperature at which a bed bug will die. While most will debate the actual temperature at which a bed bug will die, most pest control specialists agree that if a bed bug is exposed to temperatures below 45 degrees they will eventually die.

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