Bed Bugs? EWW!
Bed bugs can infest any home or building, regardless of its level of cleanliness. Bed bugs can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. However, certain people may be more at risk, including those who travel frequently, live in multi-unit housing such as apartments or dormitories, and have a cluttered living environment. Bed bugs can also be brought into a home on secondhand furniture, clothing, or other items purchased from thrift stores or garage sales.
They are small, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and other animals. They are reddish-brown in color, and their bodies are flat and oval-shaped, which allows them to hide in tight spaces such as mattress seams, furniture, and baseboards. Bed bugs are primarily active at night and can leave itchy bite marks on their hosts. They are easily transported from place to place through luggage, clothing, and furniture, which is why they are a common problem in hotels and other public spaces. Bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of and often require professional extermination services to eliminate them completely.