Did you Know???
According to recent studies, bedbugs can live 3 or 4 months without food. They feed to gain protein for their next molt. Once they are an adult they can live several years, eating as little as 4 times a year.
An effective and efficient option for killing bedbugs is to place clothing, toys, shoes, backpacks, etc., in a clothes dryer set at medium to high heat for 10 to 20 minutes. This will kill all bedbug life stages and can be done alone or in conjunction with laundering. According to textile experts at the Dry-cleaning & Laundry Institute (Laurel, MD), most garments designated as ‘dry-clean only’ (e.g., cotton, wool, silk, linen, rayon, nylon, poly blends) will not be harmed provided they are dry before being placed in a clothes dryer at moderate (less than 160?F) settings. (From University of Kentucky)
Rats can tread water for over 70 hours, but can tread in beer for only 20 minutes.
Roaches can carry over 56 pathogens on the outside of their body. These can be deposited as they crawl around looking for food, water and a mate. They also deposit protein based fragments of their bodies, “roach allergens”, which remain on a plate even if it’s boiled in water.