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Bed Bugs: On the Rise?

By Heather Brown
September 04, 2014

Lately, there has been a lot of coverage about Bed Bugs (cinex lectularius) in the news for being in places other than the bedroom. These pests are finding their ways into schools, hotels, hospitals, clothing stores and many more! They can be found in clocks, TVs, lamps, ceiling moldings, mattresses, bed frames, carpets and, in one instance, a cell phone.

What are Bed Bugs Bed Bugs are small, wingless insects with oval bodies that are a reddish brown color about the size of an apple seed and are usually nocturnal. They feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals and can even live up to 18 months without eating.

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