Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius
Color: Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood
Shape: Flat; broad oval
Bedbugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.
They can be found in All 50 States.
Bedbugs 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.
Bedbugs 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 bedbugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily
dine on humans. Bedbugs 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. Bedbugs are elusive creatures, so it
is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.