Bed bugs are the bane of any home or business, and it’s important you get any infestation identified and dealt with quickly. These small creatures quickly make sleeping and resting a nightmare, and their itchy bites can be a huge distraction.
Although bed bugs will likely be around for millennia, there’s no reason why you have to give them free accommodation.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are little insects that feed on blood. To do that, they must feed on people while they’re sleeping, which is why they’re associated with bedding. They likely started feeding on animals with nests or permanent resting places, such as bats and birds, but they quickly discovered a liking for human blood. Typically, they can range from 1/16 of an inch to 3/16 of an inch, and because they’re oval and brownish, they may initially look a little bit like an apple seed.
Bed bugs don’t spread disease, but they are unpleasant due to the itchy bites. They can survive for up to a year without feeding.