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Bedbugs are small insects without wings. They are a type of nocturnal parasites, as they rest during the day and feast at night, although they may also bite during the day occasionally. Bed bugs usually live in bedding or mattresses and feed on the blood of humans. Their mouth has evolved in such a way that allows bed bugs to easily pierce skin without causing pain to humans.
Tips to deal with bed bugs when traveling

Tips to deal with bed bugs when traveling

Tips to prevent illness in crowds

Tips to prevent illness in crowds

Viewpoints: Rick Perry says Obama is selling a 'broken' Medicaid system; House GOP assailed for 'foolish' repeat of repeal vote

Viewpoints: Rick Perry says Obama is selling a 'broken' Medicaid system; House GOP assailed for 'foolish' repeat of repeal vote

New research: Foggers ineffective against bed bugs

New research: Foggers ineffective against bed bugs

Top-three tips to enjoy vacation and stay bedbug-free

Top-three tips to enjoy vacation and stay bedbug-free

Over-the-counter insect bite remedies not very effective

Over-the-counter insect bite remedies not very effective

Bed bugs deterred by body hair: Study

Bed bugs deterred by body hair: Study

New research on bed bug's ability to withstand genetic bottleneck of inbreeding

New research on bed bug's ability to withstand genetic bottleneck of inbreeding

Inbreeding in bed bugs one key to massive increases in infestations

Inbreeding in bed bugs one key to massive increases in infestations

More predictability in the chaos of infectious Chagas disease transmission

More predictability in the chaos of infectious Chagas disease transmission

ASTMH annual meeting to explore latest research on infectious diseases

ASTMH annual meeting to explore latest research on infectious diseases

Tips to minimize risk of bug bites and related illnesses

Tips to minimize risk of bug bites and related illnesses

Facts and myths about bed bugs

Facts and myths about bed bugs

Tips to stay healthy during vacation

Tips to stay healthy during vacation

MRSA, VRE traces found in bed bugs

MRSA, VRE traces found in bed bugs

Researchers discover bed bugs with MRSA in lower-income area residents

Researchers discover bed bugs with MRSA in lower-income area residents

MRSA superbug detected in bed bugs and supermarket meats: Report

MRSA superbug detected in bed bugs and supermarket meats: Report

Pheromone-based traps for monitoring and catching bed bugs

Pheromone-based traps for monitoring and catching bed bugs

Smell produced by young bed bugs repels other bed bugs

Smell produced by young bed bugs repels other bed bugs

Ohio officials seek federal permission for use of propoxur to halt bedbug infestations

Ohio officials seek federal permission for use of propoxur to halt bedbug infestations