DiscoverThis Podcast Will Kill YouEp 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled
Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled

Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled

Update: 2023-05-027
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This just might be our itchiest episode yet, and for that we sincerely apologize. But it might also be one of our most fascinating and fun episodes yet, and for that we are proud. Whether or not you have personal experience with bedbugs, the mere mention of these vampiric critters is often enough to inspire skin-crawling horror in us all. But in this episode, we also make a case for their appreciation. How can you not admire (from a distance, of course), their incredible ability to go for months or even a year without feeding? Or that their saliva contains all kinds of proteins that slow blood clotting or dilate our blood vessels? Or that the ubiquity of these bugs during the Industrial Revolution drove massive changes in furniture design? From the biology of a bedbug bite to the impressively long history of these blood-feeding arthropods, we present the story of bedbugs in more detail than you ever knew you wanted (and trust us, you do).


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Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled

Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled

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