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What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of animals and humans. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies that grow to about half a centimeter long. They can live in a range of environments, preferring dark locations. They are called bed bugs because they are commonly found in mattresses, bedding and other soft furniture.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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