Bed bugs are parasitic insects that live near their hosts. Since they feed on humans (their hosts) their habitats include houses, hotels, or any property that we frequent. All they require is a protected area in close proximity to a feeding source. Bed bugs bite people when they are sleeping usually on exposed skin.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? It's a common misconception that filth attracts bed bugs. In fact, bed bugs aren't picky about their environment as long as they have a host to feed on. Their existence depends on getting fresh human (and sometimes animal) blood, so everything else falls into second place.
Do not leave your belongings in the room or you run the risk of bed bugs attaching themselves to your things. If you have friends or relatives come from out of town for an overnight stay, you will have to check the room carefully upon their departure.
Generally speaking, bed bugs are nocturnal, small as well as wingless insects. It's originated from the insect's family of Cimicidae. Generally, bed bugs have six legs and two antennae. Fully grown bedbugs are up to approximately 4-5 mm in length and oval in shape.
Evidence of bed bugs has been found in Middle-Eastern caves believed to have given refuge to pre-historic people. But it is the ancient Romans who gave them their scientific name, Cimex Lecturlarius. Where Are All Of These Bugs Coming Back From?
Bed bugs are found across the globe from North and South America, to Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the presence of bed bugs has traditionally been seen as a problem in developing countries, it has recently been spreading rapidly in parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe.