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  • Do lacewing larvae eat bedbugs?

    Created by RBG on

    Wondering if you’ve ever tried to see what would happen if lacewing larvae met bedbugs, which are becoming quite a problem because they are pesticide resistant. Does anything eat bed bugs?

    Only contact sprays work and of course these bugs hide in the tiniest, most inaccessible spots so that doesn’t work well either.

    Very interested to hear your thoughts.

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello RBG –

    I do NOT think lacewing larvae would eat bedbugs, as the lacewings prefer to munch on garden pests such as aphids and whiteflies. The only beneficial insects I know of that will take care of this pest include house centipedes and masked assassin bugs. Unfortunately, these two predators possess a nasty bite much more painful than that of the bedbugs.

    Check out what our website says about bedbug eradication at https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/household-pests/bed-bug-control/.

    Hope this helps!

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