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Can bed bugs jump?

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Quick Answer

Bed bugs do not have wings, so they can not fly like other insects, and they cannot jump either. Instead, they move from host to host by climbing and crawling. They sometimes climb heights and drop down from above. Bed bugs belong to the order Hemiptera, or true bugs.

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Can bed bugs jump?
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Full Answer

Bed bugs are blood-feeding insects that can hide anywhere in a home, including in beds. Bed bugs tend to be more active during the night but can also bite during the day. The insects prefer feeding on human blood. They are not disease careers; however, their bites cause skin irritation that can provoke severe reactions in some people.

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