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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are parasitic pests that primarily feed on the blood of people, but also feed on other mammals as well. Bed bugs feed using specialized mouthparts shaped into an elongated proboscis, which punctures the skin of their host and allows them to consume a blood meal. Bed bugs are mainly nocturnal, hiding during the day in tight cracks and crevices, and emerging at night to feed on their host(s). Adult bed bugs are wingless, about 1/4 of an inch long, and have a flat oval shape. Before feeding, the apple seed-shaped bed bugs are reddish-brown in color. After feeding, they turn a purple-reddish color, and their body expands and swells. Nymphs look similar to adults, except that they are smaller and light yellow in color. They turn bright red after feeding.

Bed bugs live where people live, or in public places where people come and go in large numbers. Hotels, motels, airports, taxis, shopping centers, hospitals, schools, dormitories, movie theaters, and libraries are all common places where large bed bug populations are found. In homes, bed bugs usually first take up residence in sleeping areas. If the infestation is allowed to develop, they will travel throughout the home, infesting other rooms. Although their presence is never welcome in any home or business, they are not considered dangerous and aren’t known to create a significant amount of health risks to people.

To minimize you and your family’s exposure to bed bugs, it is important to always keep your belongings up off the ground while in public places. When at work or at school keep your bags, purses, coats, and other personal belongings away from other people’s. Thoroughly inspect a hotel room before bringing luggage and items into it. Do not purchase used furniture, mattresses, or box springs for use inside your home. Immediately wash and dry newly purchased clothing on high heat cycles. Regularly wash your family’s bedding and vacuum your home often. It is also a good idea to use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs.

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