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Bed bugs are a type of insect that feeds on blood. They bite humans to obtain blood for growth. Unlike some other biting bugs, bed bugs don t transmit disease when they bite. Bed bugs are increasingly infesting areas where people sleep and spend time in the United States. These areas may include homes, apartments, hotels, dorm rooms, hospitals, homeless shelters and schools.
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