Identification: Bed bugs are 3/16" long, oval and flat insects. They are generally a brown to reddish brown in color.
Habits: Bed bugs are often found in the seams of bedding. They will also live in crevices of headboards, baseboards, and other furniture. Bed bugs are nocturnal and will emerge to feed at night. Bed bugs are often introduced into a home via used furniture or in the belongings of a person who had been staying in an area infested with them. A tell-tale sign of bed bugs is the "blood spots" they leave behind in their harborage areas.
Control: Due to the elusiveness of the bed bug and the difficulty of eliminating an infestation it is best to contact a professional to solve the problem. Monroe Pest Control Co. Inc. can eliminate your bed bug infestation and we stand behind our work.