Bed bugs are small reddish-brown insects that are about the size of an apple seed. These tiny insects are most commonly found in homes, more specifically, bedrooms where they have access to their source for meals: humans. They hide in and around beds and in nearby bedroom furniture, including nightstands, dressers and headboards.
The bites of a bed bug can be mistaken for a mosquito or flea bite, which can worsen the problem and delay the detection of an infestation. Some people may not show any symptoms of being bitten. Bed bugs don’t carry diseases, but their bites can cause skin infections.
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For information regarding bed bug infestations, call 214-819-2115.
Visit http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/ for more information.