Bed Bugs

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Bed Bugs


Bed bugs are insects that are dependent on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Blood is their sole source of nutrition, and humans are their preferred food source. Bed bugs have a close relationship with people, and we find them wherever we live or spend time; houses, apartments, hotels, airports, laundromats, movie theaters, and healthcare facilities.

Though bed bugs feed on blood, unlike other blood-feeding pests, they don't transmit diseases to people. However, in our homes, they use the people inside as food sources. Bed bugs bite through our skin and consume our blood as we sleep. When people know they are sharing their homes with bed bugs, it is unsettling and is likely to cause sleepless nights. Being bitten by bed bugs will cause itchy allergic reactions in some people. Additionally, their bites cause openings in our skin that allow bacteria into our bodies, causing secondary infections.

Use the following bed bug prevention tips to avoid sharing your home with biting bed bugs.

  • Use bed bug-proof covers to help stop bed bugs from infesting their most popular hideouts; your home's mattresses and box springs.
  • Wash and dry sheets and other bedding frequently.
  • Regularly vacuum your floors and upholstered furniture to remove stray bed bugs.
  • Inspect items, especially secondhand items, that you bring into your home for hitchhiking bed bugs.

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