Test Your Bed Bug Knowledge!

9 Questions
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How much do you know about bed bug habits, treatment and prevention? Take the quiz to find out!Quiz by Madhu Rajaraman, Maryland Newsline

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where do bed bugs hide?
    • A. 

      A. Furniture and bedding

    • B. 

      B. Hotels

    • C. 

      C. Clothing

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of these factors is NOT a reason for the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States?
    • A. 

      A. Poor hygiene among tenants and homeowners

    • B. 

      B. Increased international travel

    • C. 

      C. Increased resistance of bugs to pesticides

    • D. 

      D. A lack of knowledge about effective pest control and management

  • 3. 
    If you find or suspect an infestation in your home, you should:
    • A. 

      A. Throw out all your furniture.

    • B. 

      B. Go out and buy all the pesticides and chemicals you can get your hands on, and take care of the extermination process yourself.

    • C. 

      C. Stay calm and leave it to the professionals. Call a pest control company.

    • D. 

      D. Douse yourself in kerosene and sleep in the bathtub.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      A. Allergic reactions from bites

    • B. 

      B. Anxiety and stress

    • C. 

      C. Infectious disease

    • D. 

      D. Insomnia

  • 5. 
    At what time of day do bed bugs typically feed?
    • A. 

      A. Early morning

    • B. 

      B. Nighttime

    • C. 

      C. Afternoon

    • D. 

      D. Noon

  • 6. 
    What precautions should you take to prevent a bed bug infestation?
    • A. 

      A. Seal cracks and holes outside your home.

    • B. 

      B. Look for bugs whenever you travel, especially in hotel beds.

    • C. 

      C. Constantly monitor your home and look for signs of bugs.

    • D. 

      D. All of the above.

  • 7. 
    What physical traits can help you determine if an insect is a bed bug?
    • A. 

      A. About the size of a pencil eraser, black body and wings

    • B. 

      B. About the size of a pinhead, reddish-brown body and no wings

    • C. 

      C. About the size of a Matchbox car, black body with red dots

    • D. 

      D. They’re too small to see and impossible to detect with the naked eye.

  • 8. 
    Which group has been known to get bed bugs?
    • A. 

      A. The poor

    • B. 

      B. International travelers

    • C. 

      C. The wealthy

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 9. 
    How many treatments does it normally take to completely rid a home of an infestation?
    • A. 

      A. One treatment

    • B. 

      B. Two treatments

    • C. 

      C. Three or four treatments

    • D. 

      D. Five or six treatments