Bed bugs are reddish-brown, oval-shaped, and as small as an apple seed. Their bodies can appear engorged after feeding. Their eggs are white, oblong, and only about 1 mm in size.
Bed bugs frequently are found hiding in or on mattresses, box springs, mattress tags, baseboards, upholstered furniture, suitcases, power outlets, picture frames, and more!
There are several ways to tell if you have bed bugs, including noticing small red or brown spots on your bedding or suffering from red, itchy marks on the skin from bed bug bites.
Bed bugs are opportunists that will hitch a ride on just about anything! Bed bugs often spread through traveling or in used furniture. They can latch onto suitcases, purses, and more.
Bed bugs and carpet beetles are best set apart by the appearance of their larvae. Carpet beetle larvae look fuzzier and more stout than bed bug larvae, which look like little worms.
Bed bugs bite to feed on their hosts. They typically bite at night when their host is at rest. Bites aren’t usually felt, but could cause red, itchy marks on their victims a day or two later.
Bed bug bites look a lot like other types of insect bites. There is usually a very bright red center with a lighter, swollen bump surrounding the bite. In rare cases, rashes or welts can form.
Yes! Bed bug bites are dreaded for how itchy they can be. It’s important to never scratch at a bed bug bite. This hinders the healing process and can make the bites even worse.
Bed bugs are considered a nuisance and not a major health threat. They may be parasitic and leave you with itchy, inflamed bites, but there are no major dangers of a bed bug problem.
Bed bugs are not known to spread disease nor have there been any reported cases of transmitted diseases. They do, however, carry a number of disease organisms on their bodies.
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