Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are typically reddish-brown in color and range in size from 1-7mm. Despite their name, bed bugs can be found in many places beyond just beds, including sofas, chairs, and even electrical outlets. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs do not only infest dirty or unsanitary spaces. In fact, they can be found in any environment, from homes and hotels to hospitals and public transportation. While bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, their bites can be itchy and uncomfortable. It’s important to understand the behavior and habits of bed bugs in order to effectively prevent and control infestations.