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Amazing Animals: Bedbug Quiz
by Staff
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite. Are these insects the imaginary stuff of rhyme, or should we watch out for these tiny biters between the sheets?

What chemical killed a majority of the country's bedbugs after the 1950s?

  • bleach
  • DDT
  • boric acid

What's helped bedbugs make a comeback?

  • The bugs are attracted to the new synthetic fibers used in bedding.
  • A warming climate has helped to increase their population.
  • The pesticide DDT has been outlawed from use since 1973.

What do bedbugs eat?

  • blood
  • cotton fibers
  • trash

Why are bedbugs called "bedbugs"?

  • Because they only nest in bedding.
  • Because they feed while their hosts sleep.
  • Because their bites will make you sleepy.

Of the following, where would bedbugs least likely live?

  • couches
  • cracks in the wall
  • windowsills

If a bedbug bites you, you'll probably:

  • remain asleep
  • experience instant itching
  • develop a bacterial infection

If you have an allergic reaction to a bedbug bite, what should you do?

  • ignore the bite
  • go to the emergency room
  • buy over-the-counter anti-itch medication

How long can bedbugs survive without feeding?

  • one week
  • one month
  • one year

Which type of extermination will not get rid of bedbugs?

  • vacuuming
  • baits and traps
  • extreme temperatures

What's one of the first things you should do to kick bedbugs to the curb?

  • fumigate your house
  • seal off infested furniture
  • clean your house