Bed Bugs

  • 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.


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