Bed bugs have largely been thought of as being a problem of the past. The truth, however, is that bed bugs are making a strong comeback. One of the major reasons for such a strong reappearance is because of the increase in international travel and the prevalence of mass transit. Adult bed bugs are about 3/8? long with flat, oval-shaped bodies and are visible to the naked eye. They mainly feed on human blood but may also feed the blood of pets or other warm-blooded animals. Amazingly, though, they are able to go a long time without any food if necessary; sometimes, as long as a year. When they are gorged with blood, the females will lay eggs- two hundred at a time.