Other names for Bed Bugs include red coats, chinches, or mahogany flats. Bed Bug’s scientific name is Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Bed Bugs are blood feeding parasites of humans and other mammals.
Bed Bugs are suspected to be carrying leprosy, oriental sore, Q-fever, etc but there has not been any proven cases of disease transfer to humans.
However, for over a decade there has been a resurgence in their infestations as reported to Pest Control Operators.
The adult Bed Bug is mostly flat and a bit oval shaped insect with no easily noticeable wings. Prior to feeding, Bed Bugs look more brown in color than after consuming a meal on human blood.