Bed Bugs first traveled to the United States from Europe during the 17th century. Hitchhikers by nature, Bed Bugs like to travel from person to person, feeding on human blood. They get their name because they prefer to inhabit and feed in beds. Although Bed Bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, their preferred choice is to dine on humans.
They like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment and can hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes in order to be near a food supply. Bed Bugs are only 1/4 inch long and are a reddish brown color. They are also excellent at reproduction; the female can lay over 500 eggs in a lifetime. Bed bug treatment is vital to start as soon as you discover a problem to make sure they cannot spread any more.