- Six legged insects around 1/4″ in size
- Mahogany to rusty brown, red after a blood meal
- Nocturnal, hiding in a wide range of places including baseboards, suitcases, and even shoes
- Primary sustenance is warm-blooded animals, very much including humans
- Although they do not transmit disease, their bites become itchy, red welts
- Prevent bed bugs by vacuuming suitcases after a vacation
- A telltale sign of bed bugs is blood spots on bed sheets
- Bed bugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.
Bed bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switchplates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.
Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.
Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.
Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bedsheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bed bugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.