We’ve all heard the saying “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” That simple childhood rhyme has a basis in truth.
These tiny pests have a taste for human blood that draws them into dwellings such as homes, apartments, and hotels.
Fortunately, the risk of illness and disease from bed bugs to humans is minimal. Simple skin irritations appear to be the worst they can inflict on people, even when they draw blood. Yet that doesn’t mean an infestation should be taken lightly. If you encounter a number of what appear to be bed bugs, it’s helpful to know exactly what you’re seeing.