Updated: January 7, 2023

Bed Bugs: What are they?

Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They typically bite people at night while they are sleeping and feed on their blood for about five minutes. After feeding, they crawl back to their hiding places. Bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, but their bites can be itchy and uncomfortable, and they can be difficult to get rid of once they infest an area. They are often found in hotels, dormitories, and other places with a high turnover of visitors.