Bed Bugs

What are Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have been in the Americas since the 18th century. Bed bugs have six legs, are oval shaped and flat. Adult bed bugs are approximately 1/4" long, and are typically a dark reddish-brown color. A nymph that has not fed yet will be a light tan color, and change to crimson after feeding.

Bed bugs feed on blood, and hide after feeding. The bites are painless, but can cause an itchy welt. Some people have been known to show no bite reaction at all, which is one reason the bed bugs can go undetected. 


Bed bugs are considered hitchhikers, and can travel on clothing, used furniture, and other belongings. They are able to crawl onto you or your belongings (purses, book bags, & luggage) when you are visiting places that are infested. 

Signs of Infestation
  • Fecal spots on mattress seams, box springs, furniture, etc.

  • Shed skins in areas they hide.

  • Blood spots on bedding.

  • Appearance of the bugs.

Look behind picture frames, moldings, loose wallpaper, & electrical outlets. Also look in joints of hardwood floors, furniture, and bed frames. 

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321

Environmental Health Division

Seneca County General Health District

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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