In Ohio bed bugs are most frequently associated with the big and little brown Beds, which group together in colonies. Although mammals are their preferred host, these bugs also may feed on birds and rodents. Bed bugs hide in the dark, and prefer tight, narrow spaces. The main means of travel for Bed bugs is attaching to a host and being transported via clothing or accessories. They can also enter new homes by clinging to the fur of an animal. Normally, bed bug infestations start from bed populations established in attics, wall voids, unused chimneys, or uninhabited portions of the house. If their normal hosts is eliminated, bed bugs will seek other sources of food and may crawl and appear in living areas in the house. Bed bugs may eventually move to areas that are closer to sleeping humans. These potential hiding spots include cracks and crevices in the mattress, bedding, and bed frame. Bed bugs also may find spaces within gaps in woodwork, trim, and furniture, or inside drapery pleats, or behind peeling wallpaper, picture frames, and wall hangings. Humans experience different types of reactions to bug bites. A welt or lump at the site of the bug bite and itching are the most common reactions. Bug bites cause a colorless welt. Unlike mosquito and flea bites that have red centers. Normally, two to three welts occur in close to each other. Scratching the welts may cause them to become infected. Expert Pest is here to help. We not only eliminate your bed bug infestation, but we assist you with every effort to avoid a re-infestation. Expert Pest will give you peace of mind that your pest control needs will be handled quickly and discreetly.