The world famous Bed Bugs, is known in the science world as Cimex lectularius. They are a tiny, quarter-of-an-inch pest that burrow in the creases of a mattress sofa and other upholstery. They wait until you’re sound asleep to bite.
Waking up with red bumps all over is a sure sign of these pests. These bed bugs can also be discovered easily by their smell. If you see large groups of small black dots—they might be your unwanted house guest. To find them, especially when staying in hotels, use a flashlight, pull back the sheets and search for the little black dots.
Bed bugs likely get their name from their habit of feeding on humans while they sleep in their beds. They are found in virtually every place people tend to gather, including residences, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation.
If you do identify bed bugs in your home, contact a pest professional promptly. They will be able to inspect your home, confirm the species and recommend a course of bed bug treatment.