Bites and Infestations

Picture of Bedbugs

Picture of Bedbug

Bed bugs are insects that cause itchy bites and hard-to-treat infestations of bedding, furniture, clothing, and other household objects. Bed bugs range from translucent to reddish-brown in color. They are oval-shaped and one-quarter of an inch long as adults. Bed bugs are small and flat, so they can invade a variety of spaces. They may hide in cracks, joints, and small spaces of furniture, wall hangings, and electrical appliances. Bed bugs may also like to take up residence under cushions or wallpaper.

Image Source: Courtesy of CDC

Text Reference: "Bed Bugs: Get Them Out and Keep Them Out." United States Environmental Protection Agency.