You've likely heard horror stories about people picking up bed bugs while vacationing or staying at a hotel, but you may not know what these pesky pests look like or how you can prevent a bed bug infestation. The bed bug slideshow below will answer these questions and more!
1 of 5 What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are six-legged, wingless insects that are typically small and flat. Like mosquitoes, bed bugs feed on the blood from animals or people. Their natural color can range from pale white to dark brown, but they turn a rusty red color after feeding.
(photo via CDC/ Harvard University, Dr. Gary Alpert; Dr. Harold Harlan; Richard Pollack; public domain)