What exactly are bed bugs?

We have all heard about dreaded bed bugs but what exactly are they? They are small, red or brown parasitic insects that bite the skin of sleeping humans and other animals to feed on their blood. Bedbugs are not known to spread disease; however, they can cause other public health and economic issues. It does not matter if you are in your home or a hotel. The place you stayed can be immaculate or grimy. Bedbugs do not discriminate and can make their homes in pretty much any space if they have caught a ride on something you have brought into your property from a place where they got into your personal belongings. Unfortunately bed bugs can survive pesticides fairly by simply moving away from sprayed or treated areas and finding new places nearby to live and breed in.

What do these insects look like, and how can I identify them?

They’re flat and an fairly rounded shape, not circular or long and around a quarter of an inch long. Unlike fleas and ticks they crawl but don’t fly or jump. A tell tale sign that they have been around is light brown molted skin. If you find this, you can be sure this is where they live. They small cream coloured eggs. Often they do not stay on human or other animal skin once they have got what they need.

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