Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, flat, wingless insects about the size of an apple seed. Bed bugs can infest areas where people sleep and rest. At one time, bed bugs were almost eliminated from the United States. Recently, Scott County, as well as many other communities across the country, has seen an increase in bed bug activity.

Bed bugs bite sleeping people and animals to feed on blood. Although bed bugs are a pest, they do not spread disease. While bed bugs do not pose a significant risk to public health, they can cause emotional stress, anxiety, insomnia, and allergic reactions from the bites.

For more information about bed bugs, how to prevent them, and what can be done about them, visit these resources.