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can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transport: Because they are nocturnal it would be more likely that they would be transported in the crevices of your clothing, your luggage, on bedding, second-hand furniture etc. They hide in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. They can go a year without eating so they >.
Answered on Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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are able to just sit and wait to catch a ride on your clothing or belongings.
Jul 27, 2013

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