Male: How in the world can you find them before they find you?
Male: They're always hungry. Bed bugs are attracted to us by the carbon dioxide in our breath and also the heats from our bodies are two very important cues.
Male: The adults can be seen with the naked eye. But the nymphs are practically invisible.
Male: There is a nymph here and it’s starting to feed right now.
Male: As the nymphs feed they turn red with blood.
Male: Pretty plump.
Male: But the nymphs are born equipped with a highly specialized weapon, an elongated mouth called a stylet. It's shaped like a miniature hypodermic needle. After finding a cabellari, it pierces the skin quickly and efficiently inflicting no pain. The bed bugs host never even wakes up.
Male: It produce saliva which access anesthetic and also as anticoagulant.
Male: Using its hallowing stylet like a straw, the insect drinks its host’s blood nearly doubling in size.
Male: We want to thank animal planet for that clip.