Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They're known as bed bugs because they like to nest in beds and feed on the blood of sleeping people. Although bed bugs have not been proven to transmit any disease, their bites can cause itchy welts on the skin.
What are the typical signs of bed bugs?
Signs of bed bugs include bite symptoms, small brown spots (fecal spots) on bedding and small
blood smears on sheets. Small translucent bed bug eggs may be found in tucks and folds of the mattress and box spring, behind headboards, along baseboards and any other site bed bugs are hiding.
What do bed bugs look like?
Adult bed bugs grow to 4-5 mm long and 1.5-3 mm wide (about the size of an apple seed), with a small head and larger oval-shaped body. Newly hatched bed bug nymphs are tiny (1mm) and cream colored. They are about the size of the letters on a penny.
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