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BEDBUGS Cimex lectularius
       
Color:   Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal  
Legs:   Six  
Shape:   Flat; broad oval  
Size:   1/4  
Antennae:   Yes  
Flight:   No  

Bedbugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.

Habits
Bedbugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switchplates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.

Habitat
Bedbugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.

Threats
Although bedbugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bedbugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

Prevention
Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bedsheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bedbugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.

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In Rhode Island or Massachusetts call:
1-401-738-3766 or toll free 1-800-338-PEST
99 Brownlee Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

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