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Bedbugs bite you and feed on your blood. You may have no reaction to the bites, or you may have small marks or itching. Severe allergic reactions are rare. Bedbugs don't transmit or spread diseases.

Adult bedbugs are brown, 1/4 to 3/8 inch long, and have a flat, oval-shaped body. Young bedbugs (called nymphs) are smaller and lighter in color. Bedbugs hide in a variety of places around the bed. They might also hide in the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, and in the folds of curtains. They come out to feed about every five to ten days. But they can survive over a year without feeding.

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  1. Bedbugs (National Library of Medicine)  
    Bedbugs bite you and feed on your blood. You may have no reaction to the bites, or you may have small marks or itching. Severe allergic reactions are rare. Bedbugs ...
  2. Bed Bugs FAQs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. Bed Bugs (Environmental Protection Agency)  
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  4. Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the CDC and the EPA (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental ... the resurgence of bed bug populations. Impact of Bed Bugs on Public Health Although bed bugs are not ...
  5. EPA-Registered Bed Bug Products (Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs)  
    EPA-Registered Bed Bug Products Resources Bed Bug Main Page Top Ten Bed Bugs Tips Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control EPA ... Where you can use the pesticide Pesticide type Bed Bug Search Tool Enter the information as described in ...
  6. Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs in Residences (University of Minnesota, Extension Service)  
    ... bed bugs in residences Prevention and control of bed bugs in residences Dr. Stephen A. Kells, Assistant Professor ... they (bats) may be found. Less frequently encountered bed bugs There are other species of bed bugs that ...
  7. How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation (Virginia Cooperative Extension) - PDF  
    How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Introduction You cannot just “get” bed bugs. They have ...
  8. JAMA Patient Page: Bed Bugs (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Bed Bugs B ed bugs, Cimex lectularius , have been around ... which thrives in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. Bed bugs are exclusively hematophagous (they feed only on blood). ...
  9. Bed Bugs and Bug Bites (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Bedbugs and Bug Bites A A A NEW! Bedbug app for the iPhone from Skinsight. BedBugs. Lice. Scabies. Fleas. Spiders. Ticks . ... All can cause ...
  10. Top Ten Bed Bug Tips (Environmental Protection Agency)  
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