A bed bug is a small (usually 1mm – 6mm) nocturnal insect of the Cimicidae family. The bed bug lives by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts (hematophagy).
Bed bugs get their name through their preferred habitat – the bedroom. Extremely hard to find and elusive, the invaders live in box springs, especially the plastic corner protectors and inside among the “horse hair” under the cheese cloth fabric, in the creases and folds of mattresses, and in porous material close to the bed such as wooden slats, headboards, side tables, carpet and baseboards.
Published in Bed Bug 101