Bedbugs are tiny bugs that live in beds and other places where humans sleep. They are about the size of an apple seed and feed on human blood. Unlike fleas, bedbugs do not fly but instead crawl very quickly over surfaces. In fact, bedbugs can cover more than 100 feet in a night.
The bites of bedbugs are red in color, and slightly darker in the middle. They can cause small blood spots on your sheets, as well as dark fecal matter. Bedbugs are not as large as many indoor pests, and they are brown, rounded, and flat.
In order to get rid of bedbugs, you need to clean your bedding and other items regularly. You should also inspect your furniture and other items for obvious signs of infestation. Make sure to examine any furniture or mattress that is too old or has been in storage. Also, don’t take home items you know to be infested with bedbugs.
Infestations of bedbugs started in the early 2000s in the United States and Europe. Today, infestations are a common occurrence.