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Can you see bed bugs?

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It is possible to see bedbugs with the naked eye. Bedbugs are tiny insects with oval bodies and a reddish-brown color. Bedbugs cannot fly or jump, but they can crawl.

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Bedbug infestations are identified by finding rusty stains on bed sheets where bedbugs have been crushed, by locating eggs and eggshells, and by discovering live bedbugs. Bedbugs are typically found in mattresses, box springs, cracks in the headboard, seams of chairs and couches, curtains, and between cushions. Bedbugs feed on humans, other mammals and birds. Female bedbugs are capable of laying up to three eggs per day. Males and females must feed once every 14 days to mate and reproduce.

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