Bed Bugs On a Mattress

adult bed bug cimex lectularius

Bed bugs are small, oval parasitic insects that are light brown or reddish-brown in color but are hard to spot. Bed bugs are nocturnal in nature especially when they feed and are on the move. Although they generally move at night, they are always there. As they multiply, bed bugs tend to hang out together in clusters until overcrowding forces them into other areas. They are fantastic hitchhikers and can end up anywhere, including phones, purses, backpacks, clothing, etc.

When checking for possible bed bug infestations, look for them along mattress seams, box spring edges and corners, nightstands, bed frames, picture frames, and baseboards. While looking for actual bed bugs be observant of other indicators like fecal marks, cast skins, and eggs.

adult bed bug on human skin

Yes, this is the bug I found!