Bed Bugs?

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by hematophagy (or in other words by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts).  Bed bugs can be found all over the world, generally in human inhabited environments.  The reason bed bugs are normally found in these areas is because they feed off the blood of humans.  Bed bugs are fairly small; an adult may grow to be the size of 4-7 mm.  They are a reddish-brown color and their shape is flat and oval.

Although misconceptions have led people to believe that they are not visible to the eye, they are in fact visible and easy to spot because of their slow movements.