Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while you are fast asleep.
These insects need only human blood to survive, so having an immaculate home will not keep them at bay. It’s easy to welcome bedbugs home unnoticed. Favorite hiding places include a mattress, box spring, headboard, couch, and tiny cracks and crevices.
Getting rid of bedbugs is a job for a professional pest-control company.
Bedbugs cause skin reactions to bites they inflict. Most patients find the bites upon waking on areas of the skin not covered by pajamas.
Chelsea Skin & Laser can help relieve the discomfort, itch or rash from bedbug bites by prescribing topical cortisone.