Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. Bed bug bites are unlikely to wake the victim and they can occur anywhere on the body but are often close to blood vessels near the skin.
Despite their blood-feeding nature, bed bugs have not been shown to transmit any diseases.
A single bed bug may bite more than once around the same area. However, bites in different parts of the body may indicate being bitten by several bed bugs.
The thought of bed bug bites can be very alarming and have physical and psychological effects.
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