Do bed bugs jump?


Quick Answer

Bed bugs don’t have legs that are adapted for jumping like grasshoppers and fleas do. They also don’t have wings, cannot fly and are totally reliant on crawling and climbing to get around.

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Do bed bugs jump?
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Full Answer

For bed bugs to move from the floor onto the bed, they need to scale any furniture near the bed or climb up the legs of the bed. They are known for crawling up walls to the height of the ceiling and dropping onto beds or surrounding furniture. This situation may make it appear as if bed bugs can jump, though they are physically incapable of doing so.

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