A graphic shows the life cycle of a bed bug and its appearance.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

A bed bug is a small, oval-shaped insect that feeds by sucking blood from any warm-blooded animal. These pests can live pretty much anywhere and are often found in cracks, mattresses, and upholstered furniture. Bed bug infestations typically start in beds. These bugs find their way into your bedding to take blood from you and…

A walker sits by a bed in a nursing home.

Nursing Homes and Bed Bugs

Bed bugs in nursing homes are a serious issue. Infestations take a toll on staff, visitors and residents. Bed bugs can carry disease and spread it among those living there to make things worse. If you have a loved one in a nursing home or work in one, these pieces of information will come in…

A woman hides under the blankets until she finds a way to kill bed bugs.

Can Bed Bugs Kill You?

Living with bed bugs under your roof can be scary. They’re often thought of as dirty pests that can be compared to mosquitoes or roaches. While bed bugs have been tested to contain numerous diseases, they’re not transmitters of it. It is clear that, thankfully, bed bugs cannot kill you. However, they can cause a…