Bed bugs are small, flat wingless insects approximately one-quarter inch long, that are reddish-brown in color and feed on blood. before feeding (about the size and shape of a small apple seed).

They hide during the day on beds (mattress seams, box springs, bed frames, headboards) and in cracks and crevices of walls, floors and furniture. They come out at night.

They do not fly or jump, but they can crawl rapidly.

They are not known to spread any diseases to humans but some people can be allergic to their bites. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is not easy, but there are steps you can take to control the problem. There are also steps you can take to avoid bringing bed bugs home.