What Are Bed Bugs?

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed Bug Basics: Identification, Biology and Behavior, and History

This section of the BedBug Central website will help you identify the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius that continues to infest homes worldwide. Our online resources will help you identify bed bugs and bed bug bite symptoms which is the most important factor in detecting an infestation and deciding on a course of treatment. This section will also provide you with information about the biology and behavior of bed bugs, which is important to understand in order to ensure that your bed bug treatment plan is effective and safe.

Bed Bugs 101

Bed Bugs 101 is your premier online resource for bed bug information. Bed Bugs 101 was created by Richard Cooper, who is regarded as one of the industry's top experts on bed bugs.

While no one can say for certain what caused the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States, there are a number of factors that have probably influenced the re-emergence of this difficult pest. Read More »

Adults are small, brownish insects, just under a 1/4” long and are relatively flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Read More »

Bed bugs belong to the family of insects known as Cimicidae. All members of this family of insects feed exclusively on blood which they require in order to develop and reproduce. Read More »

Although over 28 disease pathogens have been found in bed bugs, transmission of these pathogens to humans has never been documented and is considered highly unlikely Read More »


Bed Bug TV

Bed Bug TV is a video series hosted by bed bug expert Jeff White. In these videos, Jeff covers topics ranging from Bed Bug Inspections to training for bed bug professionals


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