Bed bugs are flat, small crawling insects that can quickly climb into your bed as long as they get blood to feed on. There are some other ways that bed bugs can make their way to your bed. You can transport them there yourself from your travels, or your pet can carry them there when they hop onto your bed! Signs of bed bug
Typical household bugs can vary greatly depending on where you live, but some of the most common house pests include ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and flies, not to mention rodents. To determine what kind of pests you are dealing with, we recommend using our bug identifier above, as well as hiring a pest control professional.
Bed bug infestations usually starts in one or two "hot spots" of the home or apartment, then spread as the population increases. Natural migration by females to new areas and spreading through movement of personal items allows bed bugs to find new areas to infest.
How to get rid of bed bugs: Signs, treatment and what bites look like Signs you might have an infestation include tiny white eggs in the crevices of your mattress and furniture or blood spots
As bedbugs spread, more people worry about them and want to know what causes a bedbug infestation. Though it might seem as if bedbug infestations are on the rise, historical context indicates that bedbugs and other bloodsucking parasites have been associated with humans for thousands of years.
If there is a bedbug problem, you will see a mass of small black bugs ranging from eggs (1mm) to adults (5mm, size of an appleseed). While most are black, some are pearl white, and the size of a pinhead. Bedbugs however do not always mass together. Sometimes they are more spread out, across the entire mattress or bed spread.