Bedbugs survive cold, but not for too long

By Sarah Zielinski, 14:47 PM December 12, 2013

Insects rarely bug me. I don’t get spooked by spiders or terrified by termites. Mosquitoes annoy me, but only because I don’t like the inevitable itching that follows. Bedbugs, though, are my big exception. I’ve never encountered one, but I religiously check for them when I travel. And I’ve woken up from nightmares of them crawling across my bed and up my legs.

This is not an irrational fear. Recent years have seen a resurgence of the bugs, in part because of changes in pest management practic...

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