Sleep Tight OR Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Within the past week, news of an accelerated bed bug outbreak has been a recurring story in the New York Times and Associated Press. This information is serendipitous for me because I encountered bed bugs for the first time in Costa Rica. Below is a schematic illustrating the life cycle of a bed bug; en route to facilitating a sleepless night.

Life Cycle of a Bed Bug

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One Response

  1. You merely encountered tiny mosquitoes, although I’m still unsure of their true identification. I’ll post a picture today maybe and ask my limited visitors.

    I had hypothesized they were bed bugs that one night because I couldn’t see or hear them, but later confirmed that they were flies (diptera) where as bed bugs are ‘bugs’ (hemiptera).

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