Asked in

What does a bedbug eat?


User Avatar
Wiki User
August 08, 2009 7:46PM

Bedbugs feed on blood usually of people. That is their only food. They crawl on to the body of the person at night, usually when he or she is asleep and it takes about 5 minutes for the bedbug to insert a tube pump out the blood and complete its meal. It will then return to its hiding place. Bedbug hiding places can be anywhere out of sight near where the person sleeps such as in the fold of a mattress, in the floorboards under the wall or in furniture near the bed. (Sorry the previous answer to this question saying bebugs live on peoples "dead skin" is wrong as that person was confusing bedbugs with dustmites).