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Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, wingless insects that feed solely upon their hosts’ blood. They are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dormitories, and shelters. Hatchling bed bugs are about the size of a poppy seed, and adults are about ¼ of an inch in length. From above they are oval in shape, but are flattened from top to bottom. When disturbed, bed bugs actively seek shelter in dark cracks and crevices, making them often hard to locate. Unfortunately, this often leads to a place of living which has bed bugs months before they are discovered. Bed bugs can be found primarily in bedrooms, living in mattresses, but can also be found on all furniture including couches, draperies, and carpets. They can also live in closets, around baseboards, and in any cracks and crevices surrounding a bed.