• It is a small, flat parasitic insect that feeds only on the blood of people or animals while they sleep.
  • It is brown in color and its length ranges from 1 mm to 7 mm.
  • It may live several months without drinking blood.
  • It is found all over the world.
  • It often spreads in places where people sleep.
  • This includes apartments, shelters, hotels, buses, and trains. They hide during the day in places such as layers of mattresses or beds and inside cracks.​
Do bedbugs spread diseases?
It is not proven that bed bugs spread diseases, but they may be irritant to cause itching which leads to scratching, and skin infection increases because of these scratches.

What are the health risks caused by bedbugs?
There may be physical signs of the bite, or it may be a small mark, and it may lead to an allergic reaction that requires medical care.

What are the symptoms of bedbug infestation?
One of the easiest ways to know the symptoms is the visible bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, and other parts of the body during sleep. These signs may take 14 days to appear in some people, so it is important to know the other symptoms, which include:
  • Bite marks - often on areas exposed during sleep, such as the face, neck, and arms.
  • Blood stains on the bed linen.
  • Small brown spots on bed linens or furniture because of bedbug excrement.
  • A slightly swollen, red or brown area.
  • May cause itching and irritation.
  • Bite marks may be random or in a straight line.
  • Some people may have an allergic reaction, resulting in severe painful swelling, but this is rare.
  • Some other symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from vigorous scratching at the site of the bites.
How do I know that I have been bitten by a bedbug?
This is difficult to know because when a bedbug bites someone, it injects an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents the person from realizing it. Therefore, most people do not realize that they have been bitten until they see the signs of the bite and infestation appear one to several days after the initial infestation or when they find bedbugs.

What are the causes of bedbugs?
  • Bed bugs are distinguished by their ability to hide. Due to their small size, they can reside in the smallest spaces and remain there for a long time without getting food.
  • Bedbugs are usually moved from one place to another during travel, transmitting through luggage, bags, folded clothing, upholstery, and furniture.
How to treat and prevent bedbugs?
  • Bedbugs are not usually a major health risk, and the best way to treat a bite is to avoid scratching and apply antiseptic lotions or a cold cloth to relieve the itching.
  • Do not scratch the bites to avoid infection.
  • Bed bugs are eliminated by spraying insecticides