Why bed bug pest control is important. If you miss just one pregnant female bed bug you can be reinfested with over 300 adults and 1000 new eggs in three months.
There are several species of bed bugs, all of which are parasites of warm-blooded animals. The common bed bug, whose preferred host is humans, is encountered less often nowadays, presumably because of improvements in sanitation.
Related species, such as the bat bug and bird bug, prefer to feed on bats, birds, and other wild hosts, but will also feed on humans if the opportunity arises or the preferred host dies or leaves the roost.