Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They are usually active at night when people are sleeping.
Bed bugs bite - but do not transmit disease. Bed bugs painlessly feed on their host, injecting a tiny amount of saliva in the process, which can result in mild to severe allergic reactions.
Many people do not react to bed bug bites, though the bite may leave a small welt. Excessive scratching of these bites is highly discouraged as it can lead to secondary infections.
About Bed Bugs
- Stop Bed Bugs Safely
Frequently Asked Questions about bed bugs and what you can do.
- Bed Bug Protection Tips
- Bed Bugs: The Basics - Mayo Clinic
Identification, Control and Prevention Recommendations
- For the Hospitality Industry
- For Shelters & Group Living Facilities
- For Schools
- for Vermont Town Health Officers