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    THEY SPREAD DISEASE.

    If you have a bed bug infestation, you’ll feel itchy, have trouble sleeping, or develop an allergic reaction to the bites. But compared to other blood-suckers like ticks and mosquitoes, bed bugs aren’t known to spread any diseases to humans.

    THEY’RE TOO SMALL TO SEE WITH THE NAKED EYE.
    It’s true that bed bugs are small—about the size of an apple seed—but they’re not so small that it’s impossible to see them with the naked eye. They’re normally flat, but when they’re engorged they’re even easier to spot.

    THEY ONLY LIVE IN BEDS.
    They can be found in the folds of curtains and laundry and the seams of couches and chairs. Their hiding place doesn’t even need to be fabric: They’ve been known to settle into drawers, wallpaper, electrical outlets, and even the heads of screws. It’s for this reason that any kind of free furniture, not just beds, you see out on the street should almost always be left alone.

    THEY ONLY COME OUT IN THE DARK.
    Keeping your lights on all night won’t stop the bed bugs from biting. As long as the little pests are hungry, they’ll crawl out of their hiding places to feed, no matter how bright it is in your bedroom.

    YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THEIR BITES.
    Don’t depend on a telltale bite mark to alert you to the presence of bed bugs. People react differently to bed bug bites: They can come in various sizes, include irritated rashes, or produce no rash at all. A cluster of red marks where multiple bugs were biting exposed skin is one common sign to look out for, though the evidence isn’t always this obvious. Some bites don’t leave a mark or leave one that’s barely visible, allowing the parasites to feed discreetly for days.

    THE BEST WAY TO KILL THEM IS WITH RUBBING ALCOHOL.
    In one bed bug study, rubbing alcohol only killed half of its intended targets. And on top of that, dousing your furniture in rubbing alcohol also turns it into a fire hazard. People employing this tactic have started several house fires in the U.S. over the last decade.

    THEY’RE ATTRACTED TO DIRT.
    Bed bugs are are often associated with dirty places, but in reality they couldn't care less about the cleanliness of your home: What they’re really looking for is heat and carbon dioxide, something every human being emits regardless of how they live.

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