Bed bugs are great travelers and love to hitchhike from one place to another easily on luggage, backpacks, and even clothing. They are reddish-brown color and flat, oval shaped bodies that feed exclusively on blood. Bed bugs are not known to carry disease, but their bites can irritate the skin at the bite site. Bed bugs are very difficult to eradicate because they easily hide in crack and crevices of mattresses, linens, behind baseboards, and inside furniture. As of now, there is no known over the counter home treatment that will work on a bed bug infestation.