Bed Bug Bites: "Just the Facts Ma'am"

Bites are small white, hard & swollen welts that can itch severely. Can become infected due to itching.
Science has not found bedbugs to be disease carriers.
They have been accused in the transmission of over 25 diseases.
They suck blood with piercing mouthparts that contain two stylets. One carries saliva (prevents coagulation) to wound. The other is for blood imbibing