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Just in time for Halloween! Creepy feeding video of 2nd Instar Bed Bug

Not everyone has had the opportunity (or interest) to watch a bed bug feed up close and personal. So, we gave this little guy a chance to get a good meal while filming his time at the buffet.

Since the early nymph stages (instars) are mostly transparent, it gives a great opportunity to watch the mouth parts penetrate the skin and see the blood begin to flow into the body of the bug. As the bug continues to feed, the body begins to swell and gets broader and longer.  Eventually it will detach and return to a harborage to digest the blood meal. 

This enables it to grow and progress to the next instar by shedding its outer skin (exoskeleton).  Each instar requires another blood meal to move onto the next life stage.  Strategically placed barriers of Aprehend® take advantage of this predictable bed bug behavior and enable targeting of bed bugs that might otherwise be impossible to find.

If you’ve ever wanted to show your customer what a feeding bed bug looks like, now’s your chance. 

And, if you’ve ever wanted to learn about how Aprehend® can help you win the fight against bed bugs, check out the PMP Case Studies or give us a call at (800) 891-8610. We can discuss how to integrate Aprehend® into your current protocol, reduce call-backs, and eliminate the most difficult infestations.