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Unformatted text preview: o move bed away from wall, wear long night clothes, Stand legs of bed in soapy water, use repellent o Spot treatment of insecticides • Bedbug Life History o Will feed on birds, mice and bats o Duration from egg to adult – 5 weeks to 4 months o Adults live about 10 months o A meal takes about 5 minutes o Hypothesized that humans picked up bedbugs from bats o Males require blood meal before copulation, females before oviposition o Normally feed at night o Are attracted to CO2 and body heat o Saliva contains anticoagulants and anesthetics • Populations have been known to grow from 40 to 6000 in only 6 months • Traumatic Insemination o penis shaped like a hypodermic needle o reduces longevity and reproductive success in females o conclude that traumatic insemination is probably a coercive male copulatory strategy that results in a sexual conflict of interests o males often jab other males have developed structures similar to females...
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- Reproduction, 5 minutes, 4 months, 5 hours, 5 weeks, 5 mm