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The Ultimate Bedbugs and Other Creatures in Your Room Quiz
by Staff
Your home may appear clean, but it is difficult to see the creatures that lurk among your beds, carpets and clothes. You may prefer to turn a blind eye, but if you would like to know more about bedbugs and other creatures in your room, have a go at this quiz.

In which decade were bedbugs almost eradicated from the U.S.?

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

Why are bedbugs difficult to kill?

  • They lay eggs as they die.
  • They are resistant to pesticides.
  • They are hard to find.

What color are bedbugs?

  • reddish brown
  • dark brown or black
  • bright red

When do bedbugs like to feed on humans?

  • while they are eating
  • while they are exercising
  • while they are sleeping

What do bedbugs release into your skin when they bite you?

  • poison
  • anesthetic
  • urine

How do bedbugs transfer from one place to another?

  • They stick to your skin.
  • They lay eggs in your clothing.
  • They crawl into your clothing.

Where are bedbugs likely to be found?

  • in places where they are a lot of people
  • in places where people seldom visit
  • in warm, wet places

How long can adult bedbugs survive without food?

  • a week
  • a month
  • a year

If you find bedbugs in your clothing or bedding, what should you do?

  • Wash them in boiling water.
  • Wash them in ice water.
  • Wash them in bleach.

How many species of mosquitoes are there in the world?

  • 700
  • 1700
  • 2700

What do mosquitoes need in order to breed?

  • sugary foods
  • stagnant water
  • blood

Which mosquitoes bite?

  • females
  • males
  • babies

From how far away can mosquitoes detect the presence of a human?

  • 50 feet
  • 100 feet
  • 200 feet

What do you need to watch out for if you have a pet?

  • spiders
  • bedbugs
  • fleas

What percentage of fleas in your home are adults?

  • 0.05
  • 0.3
  • 0.6

Why are fleas dangerous?

  • They carry poisons.
  • They carry diseases.
  • They cause allergies.

Which bug family do dust mites belong to?

  • spiders
  • bees
  • parasites

What problem to dust mites cause?

  • They chew clothing.
  • They cause allergies.
  • They contaminate food.

What do dust mites feed on?

  • material fibers
  • plant material
  • dead skin cells

How can you control the number of dust mites in your home?

  • Vacuum regularly.
  • Wash your bedding weekly.
  • Both of the above.