Bed Bugs are tiny, parasitic insects that survive by drinking blood. Their name is derived from their preferred habitat of warm places, especially in and around mattresses and sleeping areas. Bed bugs are most active during the night-time, however they can also sometimes feed during the day and usually feast without being noticed by their host. Bed bug bites generally lead to quite prominent blistering on the victims skin. Victims of these bites can suffer a number of adverse health effects including swelling and skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Should you find an infestation of bed bugs in any location it is imperative that steps are taken to destroy the colony or it may be spread to other areas via furniture, clothing or backpacks etc.