I’ve seen this question popping up lately on the web. Here is a short answer for the bed bug curious.
Bed bugs are small, reddish insects (one-eighth to three-sixteenths of an inch) that feed on the blood of people. They live indoors, hiding in small crevices and other places that are hard to reach. During the last few hours of the night, they will come out to feed. Have a look at these bed bug pictures.
Bed bugs don’t have any wings and travel by hitching rides on people, clothing and belongings such as luggage. In multi-unit dwellings, bed bugs can also move from unit to unit through holes in walls and across wiring. Travel is one of the main ways that bed bugs spread. Here are some bed bug protection tips to help you protect yourself and your home while traveling.
Bed bugs can be hard to detect and identify due to their small size and their habits. 5 Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home can help you make a positive identification.