It is no secret that there has been a resurgence of bed bug infestations across the country, as the number of bed bug compliments has doubled in some cases in the past year. As the new year approaches, it may be important for others to become informed with everything to do with bed bugs, so they are able to get rid of them quickly if they find out that they have them.

Bed bugs are approximately the size of an apple seed, are reddish-brown and flat. They feed off human blood and leave itchy, red bumps in a cluster or a line on the skin. During the day, the bugs hide in various places around the bed including the carpet, crevices in the wall and the mattress.

Those who are trying to prevent bed bugs in the upcoming year may want to purchase mattress covers, which can keep the bugs at bay or can trap them until professional help arrives. A person can also wash and dry their linens in high temperatures, as its known to kill the little insects.