Bed bugs are a major pest in the United States, and the population has been growing rapidly since 2004. Infestations have reached epidemic levels in most states. They are especially common in California, Illinois, New York, and Ohio, but they can be found anywhere people spend a lot of time. You may even find them in furniture, curtains, and picture frames.
In order to effectively treat bed bugs, you must first identify where they are hiding. You can find them by looking for their bite marks on the skin. You can also check bedding, comforters, covers, mattress protectors, and pillows. Additionally, bed bugs like to live in crevices and the piping around the edges of mattresses.
Bedbugs feed on human blood and feed primarily at night. When they are active, their bites can cause itchy, burning, and irritated skin. They can also cause abdominal pain, lethargy, and even fever. Some people may experience these symptoms for a long time without even knowing they have been infested.
Bedbugs are tiny, flat insects that feed off the blood of humans and other animals. Their piercing mouthparts suck in the blood of their host and then expel dark, ink-like fecal liquid.