The saying “Sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite,” is not just a quaint bedtime rhyme, but a reminder of a problem that is on the rise in today’s highly mobile society. Bed bugs are household pests that feed on humans at night and hide during the day in bedding and furniture in the vicinity of sleeping areas. The human bed bug has been found in households throughout Washington state and the world with increasing frequency. This factsheet will explain how to recognize bed bugs, take precautions to prevent bed bug infestations, and manage bed bugs, should they discover an infestation in their own household.
Health and Wellness
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