Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood. They bite, but are not known to transmit disease. The name of the "bed bug" is derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed bugs are mainly active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal and are capable of feeding on a person without being noticed.
Bed bug bites can cause skin rashes, allergic reactions, loss of sleep, and psychological effects.
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. In the early 1940s they were mostly eradicated in the developed world but since 1995 have reportedly been on the increase. Elimination is possible, and is easiest when infestation numbers are low. Monitoring for bedbugs is the simplest most cost effective method to prevent full scale infestations from occurring. Sticky glue traps provide a safe simple solution for your home and when travelling.