Are There Any Bugs That Prey On Bedbugs? | New Jersey bed Bug Control
These days there are a lot of stories in the media about alternative methods of pest control. One method, which is already being used in some parts of the world, involves killing insect pests by exposing their environment to their natural insect predators. If this is a viable option for insect control, then finding an insect predator that hunts and kills the dreaded bedbug would certainly be a relief. As it happens there does exist an insect that enjoys feeding on bedbugs. In fact, the insect predator is even named for its taste for bedbugs. The insect in question is referred to as the masked bedbug hunter. That is a pretty menacing title for an insect, but could these bugs be used as a means of ending bedbug infestations?
According to researchers from the Agricultural Sciences Department at Penn State University, the masked bedbug hunter, is, unfortunately, not a friend to humans. If the masked bedbug hunter is exposed to skin it will not hesitate to bite, and there are several reports of the masked hunter’s bite being extremely painful. If you find one of these bedbug hunters in your home, then you probably have a bigger problem than bedbugs.
Had you ever sustained a bite from a masked bedbug hunter? If you have, is the bite as painful as is commonly claimed?