What are bed bugs

 

Bedbugs are small, oval insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or animals and are most active at night.

Bedbugs can live in any area of the home and they tend to be most common in areas where people sleep and generally concentrate in beds, including mattresses, box springs, and bed frames. Other sites where bedbugs often reside include curtains, edges of carpet, corners inside dressers and other furniture, cracks in wallpaper (particularly near the bed), and inside the spaces of wicker furniture.

Bedbugs can also live on clothing from infested homes and may be spread by a person unknowingly wearing infested clothing.

Bed Bug Bites

  • Bed bugs can cause a number of health effects, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.
  • Common locations for bedbug bites are the face, neck, hands, and arms.
  • Development of small to large red bumps that occur in a row, cluster or linear pattern.
  • Causes itchy rashes, which may develop into blisters.