When you were little and your mom used to tuck you in and say, “sleep tight don’t let the bed bugs bite,” it was comforting. But now that we’re older we know bed bugs are real! Thomas Hodges is the Branch Manager of Terminix in Mobile. He tells Cherish Lombard the threat of bed bugs needs to be taken seriously.
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Some can be as small as a poppy seed and their color ranges from off-white to tan or brown. The live in dark crevices usually in bedrooms. You may find them in your bed frame, around your mattress seams and under box springs.
They’re most active in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping. Their bites resemble bites from fleas or mosquitos. Some people are allergic to their bites but bed bugs are not known to transmit infectious agents.
If you want to know more about bed bugs, please visit AllthingsBedBugs.org. If you want to call Thomas to talk with him about bed bugs or any other bugs you don’t want in your house, you can call Terminix at (866) 433-3747.