Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of people and animals when they sleep. Bed bugs are experts at hiding and are usually transported from place to place as people travel. Bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty home or poor personal hygiene. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep.
If you think you may have bed bugs, it's very important to do a thorough inspection, and to begin treatment as soon as possible. Learn more about bed bugs.