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What are bedbugs?

Randolph P. Martin, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bed bugs are blood suckers that enjoy the scent of carbon dioxide that humans give off. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about the history of bed bugs.
Susan Evans
Dermatology
Bedbugs are small insects that when full grown are about the size and color of an apple seed. They feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Their flat body makes it difficult to see them when they hide.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bedbugs are insects that rely on the blood of humans or animals to survive. As babies, they are tiny as pinheads. A full-grown adult that's been making a nightly meal of you can balloon to the size of Lincoln's head on the penny. These little parasites are nocturnal and hate light, so they wait until the dark to creep out for their meals, which is why it can take so long to discover you've been sharing your home with them.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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