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Are bed bugs actual animals?

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Bed bugs are small parasitic insects and are therefore animals. They are reddish brown in color and adults measure 4 millimeters to 6 millimeters, which is approximately the size of an apple seed.

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Are bed bugs actual animals?
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Although they possess short, stubby wings, bed bugs are flightless insects. They are best known for feeding on sleeping humans, although they are a parasite of both birds and bats as well. They infest bedding, mattresses and other furniture, and they can also live on clothing.

The irritation caused by a bed bug bite is an inflammatory reaction to the bug's saliva after a bite, resulting in redness and itching.

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