Did you know bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding?
Bed bugs are very small, reddish brown parasitic insects. They are flat with no wings and grow from 6 to 9 mm in length. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices of bed linen, mattresses, furniture or chairs. They only move about for short periods to seek a meal of blood, typically from humans. They usually emerge when people are in a deep sleep, attracted by heat and carbon dioxide we produce.
A number of adverse health effects may results from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the adult insects confirms the diagnosis.